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Icom 4021 voice issue

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At work we use Kenwoods which have been beat up pretty good but still seem to work although if we use them heavily we would need to get some newer batteries since they don't last as long.

I bring my own radio since I don't trust any of the work ones and have set it up with the frequency and tones that we use. It is also set to narrow band like the work radios.

What I don't get is that my boss keeps telling me to grab one of works radios since when I'm talking even on his radio when it's set to low volume my voice sounds very loud. Sometimes even unreadable it's so loud he says. Not sure what I could do to fix this. I had previously used my icom 4011 and had this same issue.
 

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Are you using a speaker mic or talking directly into the radio? If so what is the make and model of the mic.
 

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A few things to check. First, double check to make certain that it is in fact set to narrow. Secondly, check your mic gain in set mode. Turn it all the was down if it is set at 5, then try using it again.
 

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That is correct, the channel should be selected to "N" on the main channel screen. You should be able to adjust mic gain. Go to the common screen and select "set mode". You should see some setting there and one of them should say mic gain. the range is 1 to 5 and I believe (if my memory doesn't fail me) default is set at 3. Try turning it down to 1, clone the radio and see if that helps. Also, try it with more than just one of the other radios to eliminate any radio issues they may have. Im more familliar with the 4011 series which you stated you've tried, and haven't run into any audio issues. They all sounded fine.
 
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