Flex provided hand mic...poor audio??

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I just got my 6300 at Dayton. Yeah! Ya...Hoo!

It came with a hand Mic (Thanks...Flex)

BUT, I tried to use it the first night I got the radio going (Sunday) and everyone said it was really terrible. We tried everything we could think of to make it sound decent...no go.

Did I get a bad one (Chinese fallout rate?) or is it just that they are of poor quality in general??

The next day I hooked up my Heil gold line and I am getting great audio reports.

Did anyone else ever try these Mic's and what was your experience?



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Ken - NM9P

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I have used it, but you must use the 8 band EQ to adjust your audio response in order to get acceptable sound. But a good desk/boom mike is much, much better.
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OK...FB...well we tweeked the 8 band eq with a little help...but still very poor...

Non issue I am using my Heil now...

If I were Flex I would not put a poor Mic like that in the box...gives a poor first impression.

Oh well, just venting a little..

LOVE the 6300 so far...

On 7138 right now...why not join us??



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Eric W1NEJ

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Same here.  Got my 6300 last Tuesday (May 20).  What a great radio!  

But the hand mic is not good.....but it got me started.  Need to find a good mic.....can I use a 600 ohm balanced low impedance mic, like a Heil PR 22 in to the front panel mic connector, which is advertised to be an unbalanced HI-Z interface.  Now I wish I had not sold my EV RE20 with my old AM rig!
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Ernest - W4EG

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My result with the hand mike is as good as my Heil...

I am using the EQ with the hand mike and others can not tell the difference which mike it is.

I prefer the hand mike over the desktop Heil.

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Steve - M3SXA

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My first hand mike the slightest movement side to side make clicking and strange noises.... It was replaced by Flex radio and makes no clicks or clunks...
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I think I have a bad one too...

I will ask them to replace it...and I expect they graciously will...

Loving the 6300...MAYBE I should upgrade to a 6500???


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My Flex Mike works well. I did have to lower the audio gain a bit...I had it too high and my audio was distorted. After lowering the gain, the transmit audio got good reports.
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K6NOK- Bill

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Check "Radio Setup" menu "Phone" tab. Try turning off "Bias" and turning off the "+20db gain" That may help.