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Mic question
« on: Jul 15, 2005, 01:42:53 AM »
I just picked up an old Kris CB for $10, went and bought a whip at radioshack for $25.

My question, are all the mics universal?  My mic doesn't work.  You'll hear the channel crack when the buttons pushed, but you don't hear me talking.  I took the mic apart, one of the wires was just hanging off, I put it back where it LOOKED like it came from, but there was also just a bare connector, so I don't know what the hell is what.

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Re: Mic question
« Reply #1 on: Jul 16, 2005, 02:16:30 PM »
All mics should have the standard circular pin connector. You might grab a buddys mic and see if that fixes the problem. If so, you can get a decent mic for $15 from any CB shop.
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Re: Mic question
« Reply #2 on: Jul 16, 2005, 06:17:17 PM »
I put my buddy's 4-pin mic in, and it just screamed.


We don't have any CB shops anymore.  Used to have the Yack Shack, but it closed down.

I guess Radioshack is my only hope.

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Re: Mic question
« Reply #3 on: Jul 16, 2005, 06:29:39 PM »
where are you??   what kind of cb is it again??
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Re: Mic question
« Reply #4 on: Jul 16, 2005, 06:31:04 PM »
All mics should have the standard circular pin connector. You might grab a buddys mic and see if that fixes the problem. If so, you can get a decent mic for $15 from any CB shop.
some plug in some have the little nut on them, some have 4 wires some have 5
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Re: Mic question
« Reply #5 on: Jul 16, 2005, 06:40:00 PM »
How many channels, the only Kris radios I could find were in the CB museum.




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Re: Mic question
« Reply #6 on: Jul 16, 2005, 06:44:42 PM »
Any of these look familiar?
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Re: Mic question
« Reply #7 on: Jul 16, 2005, 09:41:23 PM »
It's a Kris Victor II


I may say flopp it and buy a new Cobra.


I just hooked it up tonight in my truck, when I turn on my truck I get loads of interference.  Is this the antenna or CB?

Also, should the male end of the coax cable go all the way into the female plug on the CB?  Mine only goes in a little bit and has play.  I have a feeling some of my interference may be coming from that.

Also, what the the hell is the difference between a HAM and CB?  I'm honestly not sure now which antenna I got, I just grabbed the only magnetic base antenna they had at radioshack.

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Re: Mic question
« Reply #8 on: Jul 16, 2005, 09:58:14 PM »
Did you check the squelch when you turned it on? Don't know your area but if you turned onto a highly trafficed channel, you will get a lot of feedback. If you are looking for a new unit, might check  http://www.cbradiousa.com/ I have dealt with them before and they are good knowlegable guys with decent prices.
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Re: Mic question
« Reply #9 on: Jul 16, 2005, 10:24:12 PM »
My squelch knob does nothing, if I turn it far enough clockwise, it kills all sound.


Do I need to tune my antenna or something?  I don't even know if I can.  This is my first CB ever.

Do new CBs cancel out most of the noise from alternators, blinkers, lights, fuel pumps, etc.?

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Re: Mic question
« Reply #10 on: Jul 16, 2005, 11:39:04 PM »
The squelch knob will make it go quiet. You want it just far enough to the right that you don't have all the static and interference. You should then be able to hear some one within a mile or so key up no problem.

Some antennas are not adjustable. For the ones that are, whips are adjusted by loosenig the set screws, raising the antenna from the mast, and re tightening the set screws. Fiberglass antennas are tuned by trimming back some of the copper wire wrapped around the top. To properly tune an antenna, you should try to get ahold of an SWR meter.
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Re: Mic question
« Reply #11 on: Jul 17, 2005, 12:12:35 AM »
So I should turn my squelch knob until I hear nothing?


With my squelch knob, it's either static, or complete silence.


And before I go buy a mic, if my transmitter was ruined, would other people still be able to hear the channel crack as if someone was about to talk?  Or would it do nothing?

 
 
 
 
 

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