It would really help new amateurs who want to build antennas to find an older copy of the ARRL Antenna book. There are too few explanations and too little data in the current editions. By old I mean say pre-1989. Cruise hamfest tables and Ebay, there are plenty available pretty cheap.
I suppose the next question is where could someone purchase a "Mic-cord" for the Yaesu (MH-36B6J DTMF Mic)
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IF the cable is no longer available, then a 6-wire coiled cord (eBay, Internet sales, Amatuer radio/land mobile/CB retail stores/shops)
can be used.
Quanzhou Nanan Chicom Electron Co., Ltd. in China will sell you 10 microphones (minimum order) !! My experience is that some of these may be dead/rejects from mfg. -- so you may have to repair it -- after you get it http://qihang168.en.alibaba.com/prod...icrophone.html
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In my humble opinion (IMHO), starting with a coil cord and adding your own connectors might be a lot to expect in terms of cost. A good modular tool ( not usually that one in the famous over-the-counter 'shack' ) can cost between $50.00 and $125.00. Connectors are usually pretty inexpensive, but there are many designed for solid wire- usually the RJ-45 is used for "Cat5" or "Cat6" and not the best for stranded wire. Getting the stripped wire into the connector properly for good strain relief can be a humbling experience. Try Yaesu/Vertex/Motorola first. 73
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