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Accessories/Audio & Video/Power Microphones:
Date sent: Tue, 01 Jul 1997 13:21:03 -0700
Michael Selig wrote:
> Anyone use an amplified microphone with their CBs?
Normally not - especially in a vehicle with as much background noise as we've got in the Hummers.
> Does this help to transmit the outgoing signal?
No. The purpose of an amplified microphone is to increase the input signal voltage to the transmitter - not the outgoing signal.
> Any comments hay or nay??
An amplified microphone is usually used correctly in only three cases that I can immediately think of:
For my own use, I found that I overloaded most amplified microphones. In fact, the one I used to use worked best if I removed the battery!!!
Mark L. Gaubatz
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