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  • Any way to make my police radio louder?

    On its own, my police radio (Motorola MTS2000) is plenty loud enough. But when I put my ear piece in, I have to turn it up all the way. Then I bought some of the Surefire Comfort earpieces for it. They are comfortable, but I can hardly hear my radio with it. Nothing actually goes inside your ear canal, just around it. Anything I can buy to make the signal louder?

    Thanks.
    The Lord is my Shepherd.
    I am His sheepdog.

  • #2
    Get a new earpiece... Q-Tips also work wonders!
    ...Did you call the Boys in Blue or the Man in Tan?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by drjordan View Post
      On its own, my police radio (Motorola MTS2000) is plenty loud enough. But when I put my ear piece in, I have to turn it up all the way. Then I bought some of the Surefire Comfort earpieces for it. They are comfortable, but I can hardly hear my radio with it. Nothing actually goes inside your ear canal, just around it. Anything I can buy to make the signal louder?

      Thanks.
      Get a new ear piece. I had the same problem with my portable radio mic. Got a new mic, problem solved.

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      • #4
        You may be using a line-level (30 decibel) output as an earpiece feed. That would need secondary amplification. A regular intended-for-earpiece output is typically 300 ohm, and the amplitude range is typically somewhat more compressed compared to that sent to the typically 4 ohm or 8 ohm speaker. You can do what you want to if your radio has a line-level output, as long as you bring in a secondary amp. Powered headphones have local-to-them amplification, and should do the trick.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ManInTan View Post
          Get a new earpiece... Q-Tips also work wonders!
          What he said.

          I use a cheap $12 earpiece (lasts about two months before it breaks) and never had that problem with it.
          "Why is common sense so rare?" - Me

          By the way.. They aren't "Clients" or "Customers" they're CRIMINALS... sheesh

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          • #6
            I wish I had a radio in my car. We only have our portables and a spare battery. We also have to change channels for DL's, warrants, etc. It would be a lot easier to have one radio on main and the portable on whatever channel I (temporarily) was on.
            Work harder! Millions on welfare depend on you...

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            • #7
              with your index finger and thumb, grab the radio volume knob and GENTLY, turn it clockwise. it works wonders for me.

              i know what you're saying. that earpiece is called a flexible open ear insert and i couldn't hear jack with mine either.
              Perseverate In Pugna

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              • #8
                It's probably the earpiece.

                My primary radio is a Moto MTS2000. I have a couple of earpieces for it. One of them is extra loud for high-noise environments. If you use OEM Moto accessories, you have a couple options available that should suit your needs. Drop me a PM if you'd like, and I can get you part numbers and pricing.

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                • #9
                  EarHugger works great for me, but I have to use the insert that isn't open.
                  Being a good street cop is like coming to work in a wet suit and peeing in your pants. It's a nice warm feeling, but you're the only one who knows anything has happened.

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                  • #10
                    a bigger ear??

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the replies.
                      The Lord is my Shepherd.
                      I am His sheepdog.

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