[Boatanchors] Microphones and Vintage Publications FS

Ken Simpson, W8EK W8EK at flham.net
Fri Mar 9 08:35:27 EST 2012

Microphones and Vintage Publications For Sale:

Astatic Model 810-6 Gooseneck Microphone:

This mic is on a 12 inch gooseneck. The mic is a brushed
metal about 5 1/4 inches long, and is actually part of the
gooseneck. The cable goes thru the gooseneck. This has a
2 conductor shielded cable, so it is a quality balanced
microphone with about a 4000 ohm impedance. The gooseneck
terminates in a standard 5/8 inch threaded connector.

This one works fine and looks good. $45

Deluxe Desk Microphone - Kenwood round 8 pin:

This is a great looking and great performing low impedance
desk mic. It has a quality Shure 600 ohm cartridge in it
(the cartridge alone is over $40 new), with a very nice
black die case base and neck, with a chrome grill. It
looks somewhat like a Shure 444, but no plastic on this
one -- all metal!  This one has a round 8 pin connector
wired for Kenwood on it, but that can be changed.

This one looks like new, and works the same. It has a
long (approx 6 foot) cord. $75

Cables for Heil (and other) Microphones:

Heil CC-1 XLR 4
3 pin XLR Male to 4 pin XLR Female $25

3 pin XLR to stripped and tinned ends
About 10 feet of quality rubber covered mic cable with a 3 pin
XLR connector on one end, and nothing on the other end. Ideal
to add your own connector. Can be used with the CC-1 XLR-4
above. $20

Heil round 8 pin connector to 8 pin modular connector for Icom
Not positive of the number, but it might be HSTA-IM or HSTA-706

Hand Microphone with round 8 pin plug for Kenwood:

This hand mic works great on most Kenwood rigs with the
round 8 pin connector, such as the TS-430, TS-440, TS-570,
TM-241, TM-2530, TW-4000, and others.
It only says "Electret Condenser Mic" on it, with no
model number.

Basically, this mic is like an MC-43, only with a couple
more features. Of course it has the mic and PTT switch;
it also has up/down switches on the top. There are four
"extra" buttons labeled Call, VFO, MR, and PF. What these
four buttons do depends on the rig that it is attached to.
They will function on some rigs, and are completely useless
on others. There is also a "Lock" switch on the back.

Regardless if you use the four extra buttons or not, you
still have a mic that works like an MC-43.

This mic works fine, and looks like new. I am guessing it
came with a rig, and was immediately put in the drawer. $28

Kenwood Mic with modular connector:

This mic is basically the same as the one with the round
8 pin connector above, except it has the modular plug on it,
as used by the TM-261, TM-271, and many others.
It looks like new.  $30

Yaesu Hand Microphones:

Yaesu MH-1 Hand Microphone
The Yaesu MH-1 b8 is the hand mic that is used on most of
the Yaesu HF and some of the Yaesu VHF rigs. It is a hand
mic that has a switch on the back with two audio frequency
responses -- one for rag chewing, and one for more punch
for DX. It has up and down switches, in addition to a
"fast" switch. Of course it also has the normal PTT
switch. It has a round 8 pin mic connector, wired for
This particular microphone looks like it might not have
ever been used. I think it was probably put in a drawer
when new, and left there. Of course it works fine. $40

Yaesu YM-31 hand microphone
The Yaesu YM-31 is a hand mic with a round 6 pin
connector. Apparently it is either similar or the
same as the MH-25A6j (not the MH-25 with the 8 pin
connector). It is a 600 ohm impedance hand microphone,
and has a Monitor on-off switch on the back. It should
be compatible with any of the Yaesu rigs that uses the
round 6 pin connector. It looks very similar to the
Yaesu MH-1.
This one works fine and looks extremely nice. $25

Yaesu YM-22 DTMF Condenser Microphone
This mic has a 16 digit touch tone (DTMF) pad on the front.
There are up and down buttons on the top, in addition to
the PTT switch.
Stripped and tinned ends. Great condition. $40

DTMF Touch Tone Microphones:

CES 610 L DTMF Touch Tone Mic
Can manually dial a number, or automatically store it in
the mic, and "speed dial". 12 digit touch tone pad on the
front. 8 pin modular plug (like computer LAN).
Looks to be new. $38

KDK Model TM-2 DTMF Mic
With touch tone pad and up-down switches. It presently
has a round 8 pin connector wired for Kenwood.
Nice condition. $40

Yaesu YM-22 DTMF Condenser Microphone
This mic has a 16 digit touch tone (DTMF) pad on the front.
There are up and down buttons on the top, in addition to
the PTT switch.
Stripped and tinned ends. Great condition. $40

Johnson 250-0761-010 / CES 655 L DTMF Mic
It has a 12 digit pad on the front, and is a rugged mic.
Presently with 4 pin plug. Looks to be unused. $38

ARRL Handbooks and other Publications:

ARRL Handbooks:

1973 - 50th edition -
This one is in the smaller format, which means it has
tube charts and vintage ads.
It is in very nice condition, although the pages have
yellowed some. $14

1985 - 62nd edition
This one is in the larger format. It has been "well used"
and has some loose pages, but I think they are all there.
The binding has duct tape on it, but the important info
is still there. $8

1988 - 65th edition - Hard bound
This one is a couple inches thick.
Very close to new condition. $22

1992 - 69th edition - Hard Bound
Several inches thick with a lot of information.
This one looks like new, except for a previous owner's
call sign on the inside cover. $22

ARRL Antenna Book
1970 - 12th edition
Nice condition - $12

ARRL Radio Amateur's VHF Manual
1966, 11th edition, $12

ARRL How to Become a Radio Amateur,
1970, 26th edition
Extremely nice, close to new condition,
with many vintage ads in the back, $15

Single Sideband for the Radio Amateur
1970, Fifth edition, $12

Specialized Communications Techniques
1975, First Edition, $15

ARRL "FCC Rulebook"
1986, Seventh edition, $3
1988, Eighth Edition, $4
As above, but "Newly Revised to include Codeless Technician" $6
2004, 13th edition $10

I also have many other accessories available such as many
different types of microphones, HTs, HF, VHF and UHF rigs, HF
and VHF/UHF antennas, etc.
Just too many to list here. Please e-mail your requests.

Prices do not include shipping from Florida.



Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
E-mail to W8EK at FLHam.net or W8EK at arrl.net
Voice Phone (352) 732-8400

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