After a Ham Flea Market, I picked up this old 2M Radioshack Radio for 20$, I took it home and tested it and it works like a charm, I cleaned it up, the image above. Unfortunately, it suffers the same fate as any other of its kind and that was the coiled cable for the MIC it was chewed up and had electrical tape (vinyl tape) as well as some sections with small zip ties. Well, I couldn’t keep it in this form so this article focuses on the restoration of the microphone for this old radio.
Tools: Soldering Iron Heatgun or Rework Machine #2 Phillips screwdriver #0 Phillips Screwdriver Hot Glue Gun Cable Cutters Multimeter to test any two points for any shorts when soldering. * No other pin should show continuity.