2-16-2020 Update

For those who are looking to get the cable replaced on their HTX-252 microphones, I am still refurbing them. I currently have 3 cords and a couple microphone connectors on hand if needed. Send me an e-mail to or hit up the Contact me page in the menu above. I have done about 60 of these microphones over the past few years and only had a couple that went sideways on me. One was a bad cord from the manufacturer and the other was a bad solder joint. It happens… 🙂

The process for this remains the same.

  • Send me your microphone and payment of $35 if paying via check or MO. Paypal also accepted and just needs to be paid before I return your microphone. (You pay to ship to me)
  • I’ll change out the cable with a thicker more durable one and test it out.
  • I’ll ship the microphone back to you. (I pay return shipping.)

I do still have the Ebay auction online but I have to charge $10 more for that because of all of the fees involved through them and Paypal which equates to almost 15%. Don’t get me wrong, I love helping y’all out and keeping these cool little rigs on the air but I can’t do it for free!

My QTH is good on QRZ.com but feel free to contact me in advance to confirm that I have the supplies on hand necessary to complete the refurb.

For the HTX-242 microphones, I’m still looking for a suitable cable. I found one that works but the stress relief doesn’t fit the microphone case and I can’t keep purchasing random cables just to see if they’ll fit. So if you have a 242 microphone and a cable you think would work, let me know and I’ll give it a shot to see.

This weekend I did some basic site maintenance. This site is now 100% SSL enabled! So (hopefully) no more annoying messages in Google Chrome saying that it isn’t. Your connection to this site is now 100% encrypted. I also added a recaptcha box to the contact me form because there have been a ton of spam bots sending me messages lately. Finally, I added the cookie notice you should have seen at the bottom of the page when you first opened it up. I did this because I do use affiliate links in some of my posts and they keep track to make sure I get credit if you purchase anything. I don’t make much through affiliate links but every little bit helps in funding the cost of hosting this site. And last but not least, I removed my QSL gallery from the site because it got too large and was taking up a significant amount of space while slowing down my backups.

In the near future I plan on updating my log database to reflect my actual log’s current state. Also, I noticed some of the post comments aren’t showing up on the site for some reason. I’m looking into getting that fixed as well.

That’s it for now.

Thanks & 73!