Re: Op never checking back to see if there was a reply on this forum: ERIC H LAMBERT, W4AVT 713 DOGWOOD ST STERLING, VA 20164 USA Someone might want to print off their point of view or input on his post, then send it to the address above ( since he did not bother to put down his e-mail address ). Any takers? KB4QAA, KA9JLM? KD8DEY? W9GB? Since Eric did not leave his e-mail, one could consider either of the following: A. Vindictive approach: Send all comments with a boat anchor and a 'postage due' USPS or UPS ( difficult, and less than moral ). B. Forgive Eric, yet send a short note that other folks are spending short parts of their life to be kind and attempt to help him 'do the right thing' regarding connecting the microphone to his rig. What is the right thing? Obviously, that is a matter of opinion. We all have them, and like posteriors, to others- they might stink. So it is important to point out why we would say- check QST magazine for wiring or rebuild notes ( it could save you money ) - or - find someone who really wants that particular microphone ( not just the style, the original element, etc. ) who would trade you for a finished project involving a condenser/electret ( this could save you time and make you feel better about an antique ). Maybe someone knows another amateur radio op in Virginia who would 'elmer' the 'General'.