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TYT TH-7800 problems

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I have a TYT TH-7800, I set it up in my 2000 Jeep Wrangler and after I set it up and bought the RT software and cable it was easy to program. The problem I have is everyone told me I sound like I'm talking through a pillow. I changed the band to middle and also to narrow band. It still did not sound great. So I ordered a new TYT mike and guess what it was the same. Is there any mike out there that is compatible with this radio that would make it sound better? I hate to think that I wasted my money on this radio.
 
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Maybe the Compander setting (#41)?

The only thing I can think of is maybe checking the audio "Compander" setting (menu 41). I can say that the audio on mine seems to sound fine.Hope you get it worked out.
 

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For ham radio use you probably need to set the bandwith to the widest setting. Otherwise unless you are using narrowband repeaters setting it to narrow will give you lower transmit audio and make your problem worse.

Take the mic apart and see if there is an acoustic baffle or something like a small plastic disk between the mic element and the hole in the case. If there is, remove it and see if the audio improves.
 

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For ham radio use turn the compander off unless you want even more complaints about poor audio. Companding only works properly when ALL radios in a system compress and expand the audio by the same amount. It isn't used on FM on ham radio. Most ham radios don't even have it.
 

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I received the same complaints, so I replaced the mic with the MH-48 that's made for the Yaesu FT-2900R, and people have stopped complaining.
 
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