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Speaker Mic for an ICOM IC-F4GT-2

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kny2xb

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Good Evening;

I would like to get a speaker-mic for my Icom

I have two questions:

Should I buy original ICOM, or aftermarket?

Is there any particular supplier that anyone recommends?

Thank You in advance
 

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Beware of the ones on e-Bay.
Even ones sold as "Icom" are not necessarily what they seem. There are a lot of counterfeit out there.

Depending on what you want to spend, and what level of quality you want….

Otto makes some really good ones, but they won't be cheap.
A real Icom one should be pretty good.
Pryme makes some low end one that are actually pretty good.
Beware of off brands. There are some real cheap ones out there.

If money isn't an issue, go with Otto.
 

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If you want OEM mics order from AES or HRO. The radio uses a standard ICOM/Yaesu/Alinco pin configuration, but there are at least three different ICOM mics for the radio. Pryme also makes lower priced mics that are reasonable good.
 

kny2xb

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Thank You both for the quick replies

I pulled my brochure for my radio to get model numbers for the mics

I've dealt with both AES and HRO before :)

Next question: Both AES & HRO carry a MAHA brand mic for my radio, I've heard of their batteries, have you heard anything good or bad about their microphones?
 

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As aftermarket mics go, I think I prefer Pryme over Maha, but I've only had one Maha mic.
 
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