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[Yaesu] Desk mike MD100A8X with FT-1000D connections

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Subject: [Yaesu] Desk mike MD100A8X with FT-1000D connections
From: andrew@gi0nwg.demon.co.uk (Andrew Williamson)
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 08:20:53 +0100
In message <9706221044.AA03810@thor.pla-net.net>, Bob Scott
<bscott@thor.pla-net.net> writes
>> I saw that the new YAESU desktop microphone model
>> MD100A8X coming with FT-1000MP should be modified
>> to work with FT-1000D. As far I know, the mic connector
>> pins are similar to both rigs so, why I should modify him ?
>>  73 de Morel, 4X1AD
>Because (Someone correct me if I'm wrong) on the FT-1000MP and the
>FT-920, which is what the MD100A8X is designed to work with, pin 2 is
>for +5 volts. On the FT-1000D, FT-990, FT-890, FT-840, etc., pin 2 is
>a ground.
>Also, just the opposite has to be done to use a MD-1 on a 1000MP or
>Pin 2 must be opened on the MD-1 and regrounded elsewhere.

Rewire the MD-1 for an FT1000MP..... I don't think so.  I haven't
rewired my MD-1 and can switch it between my FT1000MP and FT990 without
any problems.  However, the UP/DOWN buttons on the MD-1 don't work with
the FT1000MP.  Mmmmmm....

Vy 73,

Andrew Williamson GI0NWG / AC6WI

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