Posts Tagged ‘U-94 U/A’

Last month I purchased a set of MICH Ranger Communication System made by MSA Sordin. Being a mil-spec headset, it didn’t work with my civilian radio. Therefore I had to order a special PTT (Push To Talk) button with a built in amp circuit to make it work. I ordered one from I have been in contact with Keith Foote, the manager of the shop and he assured me that it would work. So I went ahead and ordered one today.

Since I bought the headset secondhand, I also ordered a set of gel ear seals. It would be more hygienic to switch them out.


The seals have a gel substance, which does not leak when punctured, in them, providing greater comfort and a better seal when wearing them with glasses. They’re quite cheap but they make a world of difference.

I won this MRCS (MICH Ranger Communication System) on Ebay. They are fabricated by MSA Sordin. It offers hearing protection and functions as a communication headset at the same time. It came with two Nexus U-94 U/A Push To Talk buttons (PTT) wired for MBITR radio. But they’re useless for me, as I don’t have an MBITR.

Next month, I will buy a PTT wired for a 2 pin Kenwood radio. To use this military headset, the PTT will need to be rigged with an microphone amplifier, as the impedance of the military microphone, which is rated at 150 Ohm, is too low to use with a civilian radio, which has a higher impedance. So I contacted the people at and they will wire up a PTT for me. If you are interested in the headset, you can also purchase it from their website: You can find it on Ebay from time to time and they’ll be cheaper to be honest.

So I was not at all satisfied with the med pouch I got in. The tag was removed and I think it’s a civilian version. So I sourced an FSBE 2 version, it’s not the older one, with the green tag, but instead I found a newer 2007 one.

I prefer the older version, but beggars can’t be choosers.

Furthermore I found and bought a set of MSA Sordins. I don’t actually know why I got them, just a cool item to have I guess.

Price was average, not too cheap, not too expensive. But I’m glad I found them. It’s the issued version that US Army Rangers use. It’s called MICH RANGER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM.