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Anyone found/made a smaller mic for the Spectra

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Mraudio
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Anyone found/made a smaller mic for the Spectra

Postby Mraudio » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:32 am

I am tight on space in the vehicle as it is and having 2 spectras makes it more difficult to have the big mics. Has anyone found something or made something smaller that will work? Never contemplated this until now....ideas would be helpful.
Thanks a bunch!
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n7maq
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Re: Anyone found/made a smaller mic for the Spectra

Postby n7maq » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:51 am

Mraudio wrote:I am tight on space in the vehicle as it is and having 2 spectras makes it more difficult to have the big mics. Has anyone found something or made something smaller that will work? Never contimplated this untill now....ideas would be helpfull.
Thanks a bunch!



I would just wire in a HMN1056 to the rear port.


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Re: Anyone found/made a smaller mic for the Spectra

Postby Mraudio » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:02 am

Are you refering to the VIP on the controll head or the Radio itself? Mine are remoted FWIW
I didnt think you could run mic function from the VIP plug

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Re: Anyone found/made a smaller mic for the Spectra

Postby n7maq » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:32 am

Mraudio wrote:Are you refering to the VIP on the controll head or the Radio itself? Mine are remoted FWIW
I didnt think you could run mic function from the VIP plug



The radio itself.


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Re: Anyone found/made a smaller mic for the Spectra

Postby motorola_otaku » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:51 am

If you're handy with crimping, you can also hock the cables from your Spectra mics, crimp 6-pin RJ11 modular plugs on them, and use the small Maxtrac palm mics. Match the wiring color-for-color with the Maxtrac cable.

Something else I've done is take the black Maxtrac mics with hard-wired cable and swap them over to Spectra cables. Again, just match the wiring color-for-color.

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Re: Anyone found/made a smaller mic for the Spectra

Postby n7maq » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:35 am

I have been asked this same questions by a lot of customers, you would think that Moto would have offered a smaller mic with that style of connector.


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Re: Anyone found/made a smaller mic for the Spectra

Postby Will » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:52 pm

I like the black GM300 style mic. Just remove the original cord and put a Spectra mic cable on it. They work really well on the Spectra.

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Re: Anyone found/made a smaller mic for the Spectra

Postby Mraudio » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:24 pm

Ahhh I forgot about the black ones from the GM. Great idea! Now to fine one


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