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Electret microphones with Flex6600

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I'm new to the Flex and having difficult times with getting a standard 2*3,5 mm plugged headsets working with Flex6600. I am kind of puzzled whether I am doing something wrong as I fail to get the MIC -connector (on the back of the 6600) to accept standard PC electret microphones. None of the electrets I have is working that is...

I have bias on (Radio settings>Phone/CW settings) and MIC selected on the phone settings panel.

The supplied microphone (dynamic) is working ok. I am also able to use the PC -mic hooked up on the station computer.... but none of those requiring Bias directly hooked to the 6600

Any ideas on this ?

73, Ville oh1jd

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  • Villelintervo
    Villelintervo Member
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    Thanks Tim,

    This worked fine, though I have difficulties to comprehend why Flex has decided to deviate from pretty much standard implementation within the computer world.

    73, Ville oh1jd
  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
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    We deviated at the request of a few headset builders who felt it was time to move forward to a more common and universally available connector.

    There are hundreds of CTIA headsets available worldwide that use that connector and it allows operators to not be stuck with a headset built only by 1 or 2 vendors.

    As an example, I have a computer gaming headset that sounds awesome on the air. But, that is just my personal experience.

  • Villelintervo
    Villelintervo Member
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    Just to give a heads-up on this topic, the same gaming headset that does NOT "plug and play" with the 6600 rear mic connector works flawlessly with the Maestro C providing excellent audio.

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