Model 708A deluxe base microphone. TEN-TEC model 708A is an omni-directional dynamic microphones designed for use as a communications station microphone for Amateur Radio and other transmitting applications. The unit consists of a metal die-cast base (plastic bottom cover) with 3 position PTT switch with momentary TX, OFF, and LOCK positions, flexible metal gooseneck, dynamic microphone element and ball-type element housing. The element has tailored frequency response from 30 Hz to 12 kHz designed for excellent transmit audio in SSB, AM, and FM modes.
Order a 710A 8-Pin Male to 4-Pin Female TEN-TEC Adaptor under Cables/Adapters for use with Jupiter Transceiver.
Posted by John Abdon on 14th Jan 2015
The Ten-Tec Model 708A desktop microphone is well engineered and designed. Rugged looking and feeling, I am confident that it will last a long time. Once a week I host a net, about 2-1/2 hours long, and I can report both good audio reports from the net participants, and great ergonomics for the operator.
Changing the distance from the mouth to the 708A mic while turning the head in the process does not cause audio volume fluxuation or distortion on the receiving end. So the omni-directional characteristic is coupled with audio-leveling very effectively.
Finally, the 708A microphone element is always 'live' so the unit is VOX ready.
I love this mic!!!
Posted by Richard Wagner on 20th Nov 2014
This mike seems fine. It seems to work well with my new Eagle. I am pleased.
Posted by Kd5spx on 10th Nov 2014
Compared with the TT-709 mic this mic has lower overall gain. I decided to use the TT-709 mic instead of the TT-708 mic with my OMNI since it provided a fuller and more powerful punch. I will keep the TT-708 for future use since it will also work with my Yaesu units.
I did contact service which verified the lower output compared to the 709 and recommended TX EQ of -16 with rolloff at 300 and top at 3000 for best settings.
Appreciate the info. Thanks again.
Posted by John Philips, WI4P on 27th Mar 2014
The 708A desk mike is a pleasure to use and I get great reports using it with my Ten-Tec Eagle. It's heavy enough to stay anchored in place on my desk and the sculptured toggle switch is very smooth and easy to use.
Posted by Richard Schmidt on 7th Oct 2013
Been a ham since 1961. Always CW and bought Omni 7 and Centurion amplifier to enjoy that sweet QSK. Great equipment and worth every penny. Decided I need to operate some SSB before I finish my tour of duty here on earth. Bought the 708A mic for two reasons: (1) it is from Ten-Tec and will be reliable (2) it is designed to go with my Omni 7. It arrived and I opened the box - WOW! Built like a battleship and looks great. Reports on air have all been very good. Once again I put this question to you: why buy anything else when you can get Ten-Tec? Its just like they say about buying a Filson wool coat: "Might as well have the best".
Posted by Chuck Kershner, W1EMQ on 17th Dec 2012
Bought this mike as part of the "Get On The Air Now" package for a blue screen Jupiter in 2010 and got excellent audio reports, which is what counts from the other end. Now use this unit on a new Omni-VII with equally solid audio reports. The 3-position base switch and adjustable gooseneck are nice features along with the clean design. Add a 715 RF speech processor and you have an even more powerful and potent audio signal.
Posted by Michael Taranto W3MT on 30th Nov 2012
Your report at the other end is what counts. Been pleased to receive good comments about this mic.