Turner desk mic question

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Turner desk mic question

Post by Badge19 » Friday, 06 October 2017, 6:15 AM

Just picked up a Turner Super Sidekick, wired with a 4 pin connector. To use this mic on my Uniden Washington can I swap the 4pin for a 5pin or will I have to use a 4pin to 5pin adaptor :think:




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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by sonoma » Friday, 06 October 2017, 8:30 AM

you could try an adapter but some of the 5 pin radios will squeal using this set up. the 5 pin uses 2 grounds and works best with a 5 pin wired correctly. one ground goes to the audio ground wire on the mic plug and the other actually goes to board ground through the mic plug.
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1- White
2- Shield
3- Black
4- Red
5- Blue
Yellow NC
here is what each wire does.
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1- Audio
2- Shield
3- Receive
4- Sw Com
5- Transmit
this should be the layout for the plug for a turner as long as the mic cord has not been changed.

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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 06 October 2017, 8:47 AM

The adapter is the cheapest way to go and it lets the mic be plugged into other radios as well. Here is a couple other ways of showing how to rewire the mic to work on radios like the Washington, this process is a little complicated but worth doing. Old Turner mics have great sound quality.





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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by Badge19 » Friday, 06 October 2017, 10:38 AM

Thank you for the replies, great info. I'm currently going with the adaptor, so far so good; no squeal. Btw, I opened the 4pin connector and don't see the blue(common) wire; wondering if mic has been rewired.



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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 06 October 2017, 10:55 AM

Yes that is an old 4 wire microphone, only the new mics have 6 wires. The adapter uses a diode in the switching to compensate for the grounded shield.

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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by CHOPPERDAVE » Sunday, 15 October 2017, 9:04 AM

I think the Turner Plus 3 B had the blue wire, I could be wrong.



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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 15 October 2017, 10:19 AM

CHOPPERDAVE wrote:
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I think the Turner Plus 3 B had the blue wire, I could be wrong.
The Turner "B" models were 6 wire mics. Wouldn't be a problem wiring them to any radio

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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by Rabbit Ears » Monday, 23 October 2017, 6:42 AM

Awesome, I had to make my own "pinball" type switches for my +3 and +2 mics. Doing the relay is really awesome.....and is a time-saver. You are RIGHT about the unavailability of the "open audio kits" that Turner once offered decades ago.

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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by jon6667 » Saturday, 02 December 2017, 11:00 AM

i just scored a mint turner +3 for 20 bucks. nice
one to add to my collection



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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by 443 Arizona » Sunday, 03 December 2017, 3:20 AM

well who da thunk i would be lookin at turner guts at 3 am and get schooled.
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if i actually get mine working now i'll be rattling the airwaves once again,AMPLIFIED :shock:



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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by CHOPPERDAVE » Friday, 22 December 2017, 15:00 PM

I need a Push to talk bar for one of my plus 3's mine broke inside , tried repairing it but, both arms that hook under the plate were broke in a few different places.



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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by jon6667 » Sunday, 24 December 2017, 11:15 AM

im presciently refurbishing a turner plus 3 . changing all the caps
it will be sweet when im done



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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by kf4eyr » Monday, 25 December 2017, 10:35 AM

one thing to remember about the super side kicks is that there is a adjustment under the mike as well as the one one top,, i have seen a few people trying to wire it to their radios and complain it is bad but all it was just that the bottom needed to be turned down to match up with the radio,, with my first generation president washington the underneath is about half way and the top is half way and the radio is all the way,, every one says it is clear with lots of modulation,,,,




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