I recently questioned TT about this very thing.
If you want pin 7 along with the PPT (pin 3) and the audio in and out,
you'll have to build your own cable. They include an 8 pin DIN with the
radio for this purpose.
The problem is that they're trying to make one cable work for several
radios, and so thay don't make one that has all 8 pins connected.
Yes, you an open up the DIN connector and move pin 5 to pin 7. Just note it
in your manual in case someone else ever owns your Orion.
So, get out your soldering iron, find some nice shielded cable and make what
It's that simple.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 11:06 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Question about FSK with Orion II
>I would like to use the Auxiliary I/O plug and cable sent with the Orion II
> without modification if possible. The I/O socket is 8-pin and the plug is
> 5-pin. Pin 5 of the socket is a "no connection (NC)," but pin 5 of the
> plug does
> have a wire connected to it (Red). FSK is available on pin 7 of the
> but there is no pin 7 of the plug (does this strike anybody else as
> Can I simply put a jumper from pin 5 of the socket to pin 7 of the socket
> (or alternatively rewire pin 7 to pin 5) so I have FSK on pin 5 of the
> plug and cable?
> Thanks, Ken K5KC
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