My elmer and my dad both had Astatics in their HamShacks, so needless to say, when my deskmike went to an early grave, I started looking into finding an Astatic D104, and there is a WEALTH of info here and I am grateful for it all!
I have one question that I haven't found an answer to yet, why could I not take an unused ICOM HM-36 handmike, gut it, and install all components into a gutted D104?
Has anyone here attemtped such a radical rebuild? I know that the Icoms have that powered pin I need to take care of, I know that I need to take care of the LowZ to HighZ, after thinking about this, why couldn't I just take the cuircit board and mike cord, resolder all the connections, put that elect-mike in the D104 head with modifications, etc?
Anyone see any issues that I have missed?
THANKS A MILLION! 73's, KB8WOQ, Scott