Yes Larry, I found this odd as well. I am not sure what the results would be
jumpering. I just said to heck with it and made a new cable today. I am not
sure what TenTec was thinking on this one.
On 2/18/06, Larry Menzel <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
> in your manual in case someone else ever owns your Orion.
> So, get out your soldering iron, find some nice shielded cable and make
> you need.
> It's that simple.
> Larry, N0XB
> Northfield, MN
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <CaseKE@aol.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> > without modification if possible. The I/O socket is 8-pin and the plug
> > 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
> > socket,
> > but there is no pin 7 of the plug (does this strike anybody else as
> > strange?).
> > Can I simply put a jumper from pin 5 of the socket to pin 7 of the
> > (or alternatively rewire pin 7 to pin 5) so I have FSK on pin 5 of the
> > supplied
> > plug and cable?
> > Thanks, Ken K5KC
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