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NX-5800 mic question


Local Idiot
Feed Provider
Jul 19, 2005
Western Hemisphere
Hello- Let me start by saying I have never dealt with Kenwood radios. I have a FD who wants the old Motorola desk mics (used with CDM series VHF radios) to work with the new P25 Phase 2 trunking Kenwood. I get the new radio to key up, but no audio. I took the mic apart and it has quite a bit of electronics in it, not simple PTT/Gnd/Audio connections. Should I assume this model Kenwood requires a special mic because of the model/ P25 system?
Thanks for any help


Premium Subscriber
Jul 14, 2002
One, wrong mic to use

Two KMC-59C is made for digital use. Desktop mic.