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[TenTec] Interfacing David Clark Headset mic to Omni 6

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Subject: [TenTec] Interfacing David Clark Headset mic to Omni 6
From: aa4lr@radio.org (Bill Coleman AA4LR)
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 97 10:30:19 -0400
On 9/13/97 10:45 AM, Thomas M. Delker at k1ky@bellsouth.net wrote:

>Has anyone interfaced aviation headsets requiring power to the mic to an
>Omni 6 or related radio??  Seems the mic element will need power as it
>is the amplified type.  
>I have a David Clark model with amplified mic element.

The problem with all aviation headset is *NOT* that they are amplified. 
Aviation headsets used to be all carbon microphones, which require a bias 
current in order to work. All subsequent headsets are been designed to be 
compatable, whether they use carbon microphones or not.

Tie the one microphone lead to +12 through a 2.2 kiloohm resistor. Tap 
off the audio using a capacitor of around 1 uF. That should do it.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr@radio.org
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