Icom SM50 schematic

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by N9ALE, Sep 16, 2021.

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  1. N9ALE

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    Does anyone have a readable schematic for the Icom SM50 microphone. The ones I find on the web are of such low resolution as to be unreadable.

  2. W9GB

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    Jon -

    Since the Icom SM-50 is a current production microphone,
    you just need to download from Icom (Japan) Support !! (I also attached the PDF)

    Icom America : Knowledgebase Support
    Icom SM-M50 Stand Microphone Instructions (Icom America)

    Icom SM-50 Stand Microphone Instructions (Icom Japan)

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Sep 16, 2021
  3. K7MEM

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    The only schematic I found was on IZ0HCC's web site. If you click on the schematic, it is opened in a bigger window and then can be expanded. Even then it's not very clear, but I saved the expanded schematic to disk and then opened it in IrFanview. In IrFanview, I blew it up to 200% and then ran a sharpening filter. This brought out all of the annotation. I can read all of the reference designators and parts values. To me, the schematic is clear enough. Is that good enough?

    Or, you could email IZ0HCC and see if he has a better copy. His email address is on his site.
  4. N9ALE

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    WOW, Thank you so much. I really appreciate your help!
    I hope to catch you on the bands some time.
  5. W9GB

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    Agree, the notations are not sharp.
    Electret microphone pre-amplifiers fall into three (3) main categories:
    • Bipolar junction transistor (BJT), discrete circuit
    • JFET, discrete circuit
    • Op-amp circuit, like OP172
    The FET and follow-on BJT (pre-amp) was very common for 20th century designs,
    found in numerous amateur radio magazines (QST, CQ, HR, 73) as well as Handbooks.
    In recent years, Op-amps like the Texas instruments OPA172 has become popular.
    Electronics Lab
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2021
  6. N9ALE

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    Thanks for the links. The Electronics-lab site looks very interesting.

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