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Old 11-11-2010, 07:10 PM
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WWassup guys,

I have a icom IC-M504 radio and i bought a commandmic2 and when i plug it in, it doesnt turn on. I have the rear mic inputs on this radio and even if i plug it into the other input on the back of the radio still nothing happens. Am i doing something wrong?
Old 11-12-2010, 04:41 AM
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Plugging in the command mic to the rear mic plug can damage the radio and the commandmic. the 504 utilizes the command mic3, I dont belive you can use the commandmic2 on a 504 but I may be wrong. Icoms tech support is pretty good. Id give em a call.
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The Commandmic2 will work with the M504 but you should not plug it into the rear pigtail jack that is for the standard microphone. It should only be plugged into the CMD-MIC jack. If you plugged it into the standard microphone jack, you may have damaged something. Unfortunately, Icom forgot to add this caution to the M504 manual as they did in the M604 manual. From the M604 manual:

MICROPHONE CONNECTOR
Connect the supplied microphone only.
CAUTION: NEVER connect other microphones here,
such as the optional HM-157/HM-162, for they may
cause damage to the transceiver.

Eric

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Originally Posted by fairbank56 View Post
The Commandmic2 will work with the M504 but you should not plug it into the rear pigtail jack that is for the standard microphone. It should only be plugged into the CMD-MIC jack. If you plugged it into the standard microphone jack, you may have damaged something. Unfortunately, Icom forgot to add this caution to the M504 manual as they did in the M604 manual. From the M604 manual:

MICROPHONE CONNECTOR
Connect the supplied microphone only.
CAUTION: NEVER connect other microphones here,
such as the optional HM-157/HM-162, for they may
cause damage to the transceiver.

Eric
One would think that by using a different plug and socket, any such problem would be avoided and not left up to human error.

Kind of like in our homes we have different plugs for 120 volts and 240 volts.
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On my icom I must plug the command mic in before i turn the radio on Dont know y but that is how it works
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Originally Posted by fairbank56 View Post
The Commandmic2 will work with the M504 but you should not plug it into the rear pigtail jack that is for the standard microphone. It should only be plugged into the CMD-MIC jack. If you plugged it into the standard microphone jack, you may have damaged something. Unfortunately, Icom forgot to add this caution to the M504 manual as they did in the M604 manual. From the M604 manual:

MICROPHONE CONNECTOR
Connect the supplied microphone only.
CAUTION: NEVER connect other microphones here,
such as the optional HM-157/HM-162, for they may
cause damage to the transceiver.

Eric
Thats exactly what i did. I bet icom wont help me with this situation......

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