I have a Motorola mic that was given to me that I'd like to try to wire up and use on a Kenwood TS-430S HF rig... was wondering what the wiring setup would be...
Number on bottom of mic: TMN1004A-1
I think you would have better luck asking here: http://batboard.batlabs.com/index.php
If the mic came off of a newer motorola rig. I dont think it would be possible without building an interface. IIRC, the newer motorola mics actually need 12v power for the circuitry inside them.
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Most MOTO mikes have a transistor preamp inside, and require a bias voltage -- about 6 volts give or take a lot -- to work.
The output is quite high as well, far in excess of what the 430 needs.
You could build a box with a DC feed and attenuator, but that is more stuff you wouldn't need if you would find a medium Z dynamic mic in the first place.
The MOTO mike is designed to replace a carbon microphone in operation . . .