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frank125

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hello i have purchased a discountined item from radio shack it is item 21-1834. clip on speaker/microphone. it has 2 jacks, i only need to use the one, i found an old 3.5 plug to extend it out so the plug will fit,however the sound is extremly low barley can hear it. im using this on the gre-500, does anyone know how i can fix this so i can hear from the speaker alot better.i took a chance with this it says its for 2 way radios , but thinking there mite be a way to remedy this, any onw with any help on this is appreciated, thanks
 

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Thats one of the problems of using the headphone jack output of most scanners. The amount of volume is attenuated so you can't damage your hearing. There is a way to get around this on some scanners by attaching a thin wire from the BNC to the very top section of the speaker plug. I do not know if this will work with the PSR-500. I would do more research before trying this so you don't damage the scanner in some way.
 

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i own that item and what i did was cut off the mic jack and left the headphone jack line untouched and it works fine.
 
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frank125

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hey pfccopper and jerri thanks for youre replys . also pfccopper i cut the mic and it works good thanks for the info. was thinking about doing that but figured i mess it up some how. but it works thanks again for the replies. frank
 
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