|Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 - 3:59 pm: ||
Okm I have a dumb question.
Could someone please tell me the difference in the T-UG8 & T-UG9 D104? I understand that you can get them amplified and non-amplified but what are the basic differences?
Myabe someone could give a breif history of the D104's What order they were made...The night eagle, silver eagle, silver K eagle, etc.
|Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 - 6:20 pm: ||
I purchased a D104 TUG8 in the 70's, then last year I bought the D104 TUG9 microphone, both look alike gray base, both amplified I believe, time difference is all I know,
|Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 10:42 am: ||
one defference is the tug8 is 4 wire and the tug9 is 5(0r 6 )wire the silver eagle came before the night eagle, back in the 70's briefly there was a beatiful all gold version.but on some radios that tug9 was the loudest(the realistic was one) drive wise.if you did't have radio with a 4 wire set up, you still used a tug9 and just folded back the two wires not used.the d104 tug9 was the mike of choice,then it was the tug8.the silver eagle was the prestige mike for cb radio operators that eagle on the back of the "lolla pop"told your fellow operators you were a"big boy" in radio!!(even though they had the same guts as the tug9) you know how sales gimmics work."NO SIR YOU JUST CAN'T BEAT A TUG9"!turner mikes tried to compete with there plus3 and 3b and that "BAD SUPER SIDEKICK"but astatic did"t even break a sweat,they already had there tup9 10da super sidebander from the 60's and 70 that worked equally well on am,and had just as much or more base in it's audio as the turner.now i'am going to quit before i tall my age 505 sixkiller
|Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 4:22 pm: ||
T-UG8: Came with a 4-wire cord. The audio wire is NOT disconnected from the mike on receive. This causes a weird, loud squeal on RECEIVE side from some older AM-only radios. The straight mikes that came with those radios all had a switch section inside them that UNHOOKED the audio wire from the mike on receive. The T-UG8 has only a two-section switch inside it, mounted INSIDE the mast. One side keys the radio, and provides the receive-side connection. The other section turns the battery off when you unkey. No easy way to cut the audio wire loose from the audio amp in the mike for receive side.
T-UG9: Came with a six-wire cord. No radio made since 1980 used more than 5 of them. Go figure. That sixth wire was there for just one brand of radio: Johnson. They used all six wires, but went out of the CB radio business soon after the T-UG9 hit the market. The BIG difference is that the "9" has THREE switch sections inside it. The switch itself is mounted down inside the base, not inside the mast. Most of them will have a "press bar" in addition to the "choker" handle. This one will work with the old 4-pin AM radios without the receive-side squall sounds. That's because that THIRD switch section is attached to the audio wire. The stock setup in the mike is to ground the white audio wire on receive. Clipping one ground wire inside the base makes it compatible with those old "4-pin" radios. Besides, they quit making the "8" a long time ago. The "9" is a newer model, and a used one is probably newer than any "8".