Photo: Delta DFC100
Last time i introduced the Delta M2 Desk Microphone. This post is about the Delta DFC100 wireless frequency counter from the same company.
Although the DFC100 is called a wireless frequency counter it can also be used as a regular wired counter. On the back panel are 4 connecting possibilities.
Two pieces SO-239 connectors for direct connecting to a transceiver and antenna. Next to these is the slot to connect a 12 Volt DC source.
Last but not least is the connection for the antenna for wireless measurement of the frequency from a transceiver. This antenna is included in the gift box and has a length of approx. 62 cm.
The display reads the frequency in the range from 0.5 – 50 MHz in blue LED’s. On the left hand side is a switch to select wireless measurement on/off. On the right hand side is the general on/off switch.
Photo : KIM KE600
Manufacturer Delta is based in the USA. In the gift box is a USA 110 Volt AC/DC adaptor. For operation in Europe is is necessary to use a 12 Volt DC adaptor with EU plug. When we used a switching power supply it resulted in a ‘noise’ in the receiver. Maybe this was a one time event.
When using a very cheap KIM KE600 adaptor there was no noise to be heard.
The Delta DFC100 wireless frequency counter is a good counter, easy to use. The extra option for wireless measurement of the transmitted frequency can come in handy.
Do not forget to use a good functioning 12 Volt DC adaptor.
Below is a part of the user manual that shows the specifactions for the Delta DFC100 Wireless Frequency Counter.
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Photo: Delta M2 Microphone – CHROME version
After many years in CB business it is a pleasure to be happily surprised seeing a new accessory for the CB market. Unpacking the Delta M2 base mike really gave me that warm feeling again.
GOLD AND CHROME
There are 2 version for M2 available: Delta M2 CHROME and Delta M2 GOLD.
Both types are exactly the same, just a different color. And ofcourse the gold version is more expensive than the chrome version.
Photo: Delta M2 Microphone – GOLD version
These 2 brand new models come from USA. They come with the standard USA 4-Pin CB connector and the common Cobra/Uniden/President wiring. For the 6-Pin President radio’s we have an adaptor or an adaptor cable to convert a 4-Pin microphone to a 6-Pin radio without any soldering. Check the list of the accessories that are mentioned in the product description of these 2 microphones on our website.
Like most base microphones the amplifier in the M2 microphone needs a 9 Volt battery. That is not included in the packing to prevent damage from a leaking battery.
But that are just some technical details. Looking at this product made me happy. It looks a bit old fashioned, but it also looks robust and elegant at the same time. It is simple and technical, it is a combination of many other products that i saw in 40+ years in this business. It is a microphone you like to have in front of you, a pleasure for the eye, you have a horse to do the ‘heavy job’. Although there are not many CB users that think talking is a difficult job.
The M2 is an amplified dynamic desk microphone. On top of the housing you find the controls for Tone, Modulation, the Push To Talk button with lock function, a LED for TX and a VU_meter showing the power of the modulation. On the microphone stand is a switch to turn the microphone on or off. The head of the microphe can be turned backwards or forewards depending on the preference of the user.
A quick test learned that the Delta M2 delivers a very strong and good audio signal. And to be honest, we did not expect something different from this master piece. It is not a cheap product but it feels like a privelige to use this microphone and use it.