Heres a odd question. Ham radio mic to USB

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by W1MRK, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. W1MRK macrumors 6502

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    Heres a odd one for you guys.

    I am a ham radio operator. I use a Yaesu MD-100 Desk Mic.

    Has anyone ever heard of using a Mic like this for a computer for audio?

    Is there a adapter? I have not heard of one.

    More info on the mic is here.

    http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/mics/0287.html

    Thanks in advance for any thoughts. Might just sell it and get a Blue mic.

    Mike
     
  2. occams razor macrumors regular

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    what exactly are you trying to accomplish by hooking this mic up to a computer?
     
  3. W1MRK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It has excellent recording sound. I was looking for chat, podcast, sound recording, dictation, ect. A couple of my ham friends on the mac have said they doubt it sadly.
     
  4. W1MRK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Plus that and at its cost it would be great to use it for other purposes.
     
  5. occams razor macrumors regular

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    It shouldnt be to hard to make your own adapter. Are you looking to plug it directly into the mic in or are you wanting to go into a USB box that has jacks for something like a stage microphone? If you can get the pin out for the current connector on it I can help you out alittle more. I personally would make some type of adapter that way you can still use it with your ham. If your wanting to make it a dedicated computer mic you can always hack off the stock connector and re-wire it to a different connector.
     
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    Okay sorry for another post. With something like this

    http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/FastTrack.html

    Depending on how the mic works you could probably get away with making a adapter with a standard 3 pin male mic connection on one end to plug into the m-audio box and the male side of what your mic plugs into. Like I said depending on how your mic works you may be able to get away with just wiring up the up-down-ground wires and get it to work. Looking over the page you suPplied you may or may not be able to use the base as I would assume the other 4 or 5 wires in the stock plug goto driving the features incorporated into it. Anyways hope this info helps you some and if I can help in anyway let me know and I will try
     
  8. W1MRK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks very much for your response. I was just told a fact I had overlooked. The mic is wired at 500 ohm impeadance. Matching it is not going to be easy and will probably not turn out the way I wanted. Thank you very much for your info and posts. I really appreciate it.

    Mike

     

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