Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: mount airy (mayberry), NC,
When I bought my 03 with the Pro M1, it would pop and crack and generally be useless. With a little work, it is now a few steps above useless. The first thing I had to do was figure out that the lower cable was hte poppong and cracking. Those can be replaced with a computer Keyboard cable. DIN 5 to DIN5. You can get tehm in beige and spray paint them black if you can't find black ones. Much cheaper thant he Autocomm version and available easily. Once you know you have two good cables, then set the gain (vox, whatever) to where the flat side of knob is perpendicular to the top of the unit. I can't remember which side though. Anyway, if you set it too low, the mics stay open all the time. If it's too high, you can't open the mics even yelling.
The mics should ideallly be placed right in front of lips, lightly touching even better. My wife talks low and doesn't like the mic too close, so we have a predicament similar to yours. The manual also says to use a word like "okay" or something before and after each transmission. At the beginning, it opens the mic to avoid chopping off the first thing you say. If my wife speaks up, I can hear her pretty well. It's still like she's int he next roomn or something, but it works properly. I usually try to hit the MUTE on the handlebar when we're talking, so the music doesn't interfere since she is so quiet.
I thinkthe trick is to speak loudly and clearly into the mics.
Getting the vox set to work ideally is a trick. It took me a while. You want the mics to close when you;re not speaking so it doesn't mute the tunes. And still open without yelling so much.
Good luck with it. Once you get it set, hopefully it will work better. Do you have the manuals for hte autocomm? I think I have seen them online several places, but I don;t have it readily available. Google it.