World's ugliest mic, show us your homebrew/other monstrosity

Discussion in 'Microphones, Speakers & Audio Processing' started by K4EM, Nov 12, 2017.

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  1. K4EM

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    Here's mine, it actually works very well and I have excellent audio reports. It is a Panasonic WM61a electret capsule, 2 AAA batteries, blocking cap/pull up resistor, on/off switch all strapped to a stick. Total cost $3.50

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  2. KC8RLU

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    I once took an old Plantronics ('80s/90s vintage) headset and used the single headphone as the mic capsule. Electrical taped it to an old flat blade screwdriver. Worked really well. It looked like a lollipop mic. Sorry, no pics.

    IIRC, back in 2003 (can't remember the month), QST had an article on a homebrew condenser mic. Perhaps someone out there can link or share that article again?

    My next mic attempt will be to interface an EV US607L to my TS-430S. Stay tuned...

    73s de Joe KC8RLU.
  3. KC8VWM

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    Introducing the Craftsman mini drill microphone...

    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
  4. K8ERV

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    Here is my entry for the ugliest Mike, not the holder.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
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  5. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Chopstick Blaster!
  6. K5AGE

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    These all are great keep emailing coming.

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