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I recently acquired the mic, and would like to make sure I wire it properly for my 4 pin galaxy ( also for a 5 pin Cobra too, in case I want to use it there instead ).
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Looking at The Ultimate Mic Wiring Book, it appears the standard mic wiring for almost all SBE radios and SBE mic's was:
SBE Standard Mic Wiring
4-Receive (electronic or relay)
Looking directly at a SBE 4-pin mic plug/jack, the top two pins from left to right are --- 4 and 1. The bottom two are --- 3 and 2.
I'd imagine (but could be wrong in this) that the above is how the SBE Belcom mic came pre-wired for an SBE radio, and yours still might be wired as such depending if was still paired with an SBE radio before you acquired it. It might be a clue as to which wires are what, looking at the pins they are connected to.
I've read in numerous random places---but nothing official and exact---that SBE mic wiring is almost the same for Cobra 4-pin *BUT* that SBE radios themselves have quote: "voltage on one of the pins" and can harm a non-SBE mic plugged into a SBE radio. I wish I could find more about SBE mic wiring and what the deal is with this. Just a word of caution and possibly something to explore when an SBE owner is doing some online researching.
Not that it will be a tremendous help, the guide lists how to wire a Galaxy mic for an SBE radio. Perhaps that could be reversed, you'll have to look.
Galaxy Mic to SBE Wiring
Well it's a bump at least and maybe someone will offer up something that they might know. I saw the post go unanswered all day, so wanted to try and get something started for replies. Hope it helps.
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More common mic connectors jacks and plugs
SBE Side Band Engineers Belcom Radio Microphone
This is a great sounding mic and two versions were made, one amplified the other unamplified
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If it helps any, you migh be able to get away with bridging the common and black wires on the plug to hookup a four pin mike to a five pin radio. Sometimes it works - a lot would also depend on the internal wiring on the mike and how it's switched. Keep your fingers crossed.
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