Lin Robertson digital-conjurers at ROADRUNNER.COM
Sat Jan 10 21:13:09 EST 2009

Nope, you're not imagining things... I use an old 1976 "silver Eagle" D104 
with the mike preamp out of the circuit into my TX-1 which I run in AM mode 
only...this after a number of other AM stations commented on how much 
better it would sound; so I bypassed the amp, and the diff was very 
noticeable for the better.

And with a "scratchy Apache", you need it!  :)



At 05:17 PM 1/10/2009 -0500, you wrote:
>Fellow Collectors/Restorers:
>My question concerns the use of amplified versus non-amplified microphones
>with our old am/cw transmitters.  I have several D-104's, one of which 
>is  the
>amplified type.  I tried both kinds with a homebrew transmitter, not on  the
>air, but listening in a nearby receiver.  It seemed to me that the
>non-amplified mic sounded more natural.  Am I imagining things or is  this 
>actually the
>case?  Is there a situation where the amplified mic is to  be 
>preferred?  Await
>your learned answers and thanks much in advance.

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