Re: Pop mute


John, AD0RW proposed exactly that (grounding PIN 3) back on April 30 with his “Simple Audio Muting Circuit”  (message # 25870) that grounds PIN 3 of the LM386, triggered by PTT and holds it after PTT release 
using a 0.1 uF Cap and a 430K resistor.  This is what I am currently using and it works quite well except I do need to tweak the resistance so that the mute holds a little longer 
as I am still getting a bit of POP on the TX -> RX transition.

Michael VE3WMB   

Dexter N Muir
>Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:41:53 EDT 

>p.s. most of the development of this was done in the thread of post#30470, and seemed fixated on tying either pin 7 or pin 8 to 0V or +12. I put my rationale for taking pin 3 to 0V in there - why on earth are people persisting with >anything else?
>73 de ZL2DEX ...

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