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Would anyone be able to give me some advice on how I could connect a small microphone (6mm x 3.5mm  two wire cable mic from Amazon) to the wire from a set of headphones or other audio cable with solder? I have tried it a few times and have made solid connections but no transmission of audio was noticeable. Either this just won't work or I am not connecting the right wires.  Thoughts?

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williamj's Avatargold

Mike,

Connecting a microphone directly to a headset (earbuds for example) simply wont do anything. You will need audio circuitry between the two to achive any kind of audio fubction.

However, the Navy utilizes an audio device known as 'sound powered phones'. They work on the princIple of a conductor disrupting a magnetic field there by generating there own power to transmit and recieve voice communication over electrical conductors.

Robert Pontius
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jdowney9000's Avatargold

Is the wire a coax wire?

One with a wire in the middle, and wires wrapped around it.

Those will need to be connected separately.

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williamj's Avatargold

Jacob,

I believe that this is pre-WW1 tech, predating coaxle.

These phones are just one big ship wide partyline. They would connect the conning tower, wheel house, lookout and/or anchor stations, engineering, radar, radio and quartermaster (not anything like an Army quartermaster).

I'm not familiar at all as to what today's "modern" Navy is using but it should be interesting.

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williamj's Avatargold

Jacob, if it's not WW1 tech it's atleast early WW2 tech.

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jdowney9000's Avatargold

I think we should go back to party lines. We'd be ship shape.

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mosesmayhem's Avatar

(New User Here) What does this have to do with Branding/Packaging?

Is part of packaging connecting "6mm x 3.5mm two wire cable mic to the wire from a set of headphones or other audio cable with solder?"

I'm confused.

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williamj's Avatargold

Matt, I just now saw your post.

Aparently Mike mistakenly placed his post in the incorrect catagory, it happens.

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keeztan's Avatar

Headphones are an audio output...for a microphone to work it needs to connect to an amplifier source-input.

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