I believe the microphone for my Kenwood TM-V71 may have given up the ghost. Is there an easy way to test to determine that it is, in fact, the microphone and not the radio? The mic will key up a repeater but there's no modulation.
Close, but not quite.I've learned that one wire line in the mic cable is shielded. That one line (from pin 6) apparently carries a clock signal from radio to the DTMF generator in the mic. The shielding prevents that clock signal from interfering with everything else.
Love their prices but their shipping leaves a little to be desired. According to the USPS web site, GP created the shipping label for the mic on Friday, the 10th. It wasn't delivered to the post office until Monday, the 13th, however. It's supposed to arrive tomorrow. They're located in an adjacent state and it shouldn't take 5 days to get it here.
I'm guessing it was late Friday, someone pulled the mic off the shelf, packaged it and created the mailing label. The "It's 5:00 o'clock and I've got a cold adult beverage waiting for me" bell goes off so the package sat on the table until Monday morning. It was Friday and I sort of understand. Had it been any other day of the week, I'd be more upset.
That may not be the best way to do business but it's the way many businesses operate That's OK, I'll still do business with them. It was what one of my friends would say is a "transitional anomaly."