The Watson WM-S-RW mobile microphone with gooseneck boom fits under the sun visor hinge attachment.
It includes a PTT box with band for connecting to gear stick. Power obtained from rig. Choose 1 x free lead for rig: For FT-817, FT-857 - WYL-8M. For TM-V7E, TM-271E, TM-D700, TM-G707E- WKL-8M. For IC-706MKIIG - WIL-8M. State which rig and lead required.
- Hands-free operation with latching PTT
- Microphone mounts onto sun visor
- Flexible goose neck
- PTT box mounts on gear change lever
- DC power taken from mic socket of radio
- Additional UP/DOWN functions available on PTT box
- Adjustable mic gain control
- Uni-directional condensor mic
- Mic cord 3m
- Output cord 1.5m
- Size 54 x 33 x 69mm (PTT box)
- 1x free lead, optional quick change leads for different radio models
- Bar Code/EAN:
- Great on FM, but SSB has 'issues'
I've one of these in my Land Rover Defender. Its always been noisy in the cab, despite best efforts with soundproofing, so being able to fit the mic in a place that points right where it most needs to is a real bonus. There's no noise cancelling capability built in, but there is a pre-amp.
The pre-amp is rather sensitive, and I need the built in pot 'just on' with my FT-857, and even then it's much much louder on FM than stock mic, to the point that it drives the radio into clipping (not a good kind of loud). Once it's set up for FM, it's brilliant. Easy QSO's on local repeaters and FM simplex.
On SSB it's a different matter. That pre-amp picks up RF and I've tried everything over the last 5 years to solve it, including changing the leads, decoupling, RF chokes and ferrites - all to no avail. The only solution for SSB is to NOT use it.
Its great for handsfree chatter. Forget it for mobile HF, simply not viable.