Noisy Kenwood TM-D710A Microphone

Exploded view of the Kenwood TM-D710 microphone

My Kenwood TM-D710A microphone (Model MC-59) is producing crackling and intermittent, poor audio so I took a peak inside to have a look around.

APRS Golden Packet Gear

Kenwood D710A and 10AH Tenergy Lithium battery

Shown is a minimal, but effective collection of gear for the APRS Golden Packet Appalachian Trail event.