A standard, and included DB15 cable is used to connect the I/0 Box to
the small controller box that sits next to the keyboard.
Keeps the clutter way down. You plug your headphones into this smaller
The remainder of the I/0 uses an included DB25 cable that goes to the
LPT port, and the rest of the cables are abvailable from Radio Shack
like 1/4 inch phono to 1/4 inch phono plugs to the phone outputs of your
> At 04:09 PM 1/26/01 -0800, Bob Wolbert wrote:
> >I've cut down the number of wires by utilizing the mic cable to carry
> >mic audio/GND (separate so the Kenwood is happy) and PTT (plus ground).
> >This one 3 or 4 conductor cable replaces three on your list, making the
> >switching setup cabling more managable. It functions because on all of my
> >rigs, the mic PTT works fine as a CW PTT. I do use TR-Log's PTT output
> >during CW contests to reduce relay cycling in the rigs.
> I have a fetish about reducing the number of cables. When I built my
> latest SO2R box in 1996, I used six conductor cable (3 individually
> shielded pairs) to provide MIC/MICgnd, PTT/PTTgnd and
> HEADPHONEleft/HEADPHONEright. This single cable came from the box to the
> mic jack on the front of the FT-1000Ds, with the headphone broken out with
> heat shrink. This worked out really well and was very easy to deal
> with. However, I gave the whole setup (box and cables) to W8MJ a year ago
> because he was doing more SO2R than me. Now I wish I had it back.
> Some people would rather have separate jacks for each function because then
> there is a possibility of using pre-made cables. Like my friend K9TM says
> - there are better things to do than make cables. This has been the
> sticking point for producing a second-generation NA SO2R switching board -
> its hard to reach a concensus on the connectors, particularly when PC-board
> mounted connectors are desired. It will be interesting to see what Array
> Solutions uses on their SO2R box.
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