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Kenwood MC-59 Mic on TS-480SAT

Discussion in 'Microphones, Speakers & Audio Processing' started by W4LAC, Jan 11, 2019.

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  1. W4LAC

    W4LAC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Has anyone ever tried to use the Kenwood MC-59 mic that comes with the TM-V71 and 281A on a TS-480SAT transceiver? Are they compatible? In other words, is the mic and PTT functional? Does the UP and DOWN mic buttons actually work for changing the frequency?
  2. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Earlier Kenwood MC-59 microphone thread on QRZ (2011)

    Kenwood MC-59 microphone uses an Elecret microphone element.
    Service Manual (PDF attached)

    8-pin Modular Plug (see schematic in Service Manual)

    Pin 1 : NC (not connected)
    Pin 2 : SB (DC voltage to +5 volt regulator for keypad IC power)
    Pin 3 : E (Earth, Ground)
    Pin 4 : PTT (DC, usually +12 V)
    Pin 5 : MIC E (Mic GND)
    Pin 6 : MIC (+8 VDC superimposed, for Elecret element power & LED back lighting)
    Pin 7 : HK (Microphone Hanger)
    Pin 8 : DM (4x4 keypad)

    Shell (shielded modular) : Overall Cable shield

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
  3. W4LAC

    W4LAC Ham Member QRZ Page


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