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KB1BBY
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According to preliminary testing with my biggest/best 2KW wattmeter, 1.5KW dummy load and Yaesu FT-950 (used as monitor receiver)…the hand mic rewiring was quite successful. The M-206S hand mic (stock mic supplied with earlier production runs of the Chinese FX-9A transceiver) now works very well with my LD-11 transceiver. Audio range and sensitivity both seem very close to the characteristics of the stock mic included with my LD-11. The M-206S hand mic is more compact, yet still quite comfortable. Also note that the gold plated RIGHT ANGLE 3.5mm stereo plug is a VAST OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENT over the oversized straight plug on the stock supplied LD-11 hand mic. Still pondering the idea of changing out the BNC antenna jack to the more petite SMA female jack. The SMA type connectors have a much lower profile and are good for at least 20W PEP. I plan to never drive the LD-11 harder than 5W PEP when running barefoot; usually less when driving one of my QRP amplifiers. KB1BBY/Scott