Hi! Marty and thanks for your info. I have located the pins 2-tx gnd, 8-tx
inhibit, 3-gnd and 1-13v and will be using a buffer (Ameritron ARB-702) with
the DIN plug between the Ameritron QSK 5 and the FT1000MP to make sure the
current and voltage requirements are within safe levels. The back panel of
the QSK 5 has the following RCA jacks:
Amp relay ? to amplifier relay
Key 1 ? to transceiver VOX relay and center jack also is to be connected to
AUX for handshaking with a diode 1n4001 to split the output.
Key 2 ? to transceiver QSK line
My problem is how to connect the Key 1, Key 2 and AUX as I could not find a
VOX relay on the FT1000MP. is this what the PTT jack is? just dont want to
mess up with it as it might damage the units.
Thanks and hope to see you on the bands.
73?s and Mabuhay
>From: Marty Tippin <email@example.com>
>To: "jubert de asis sr." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [Yaesu] FT1000MP/QSK amo connecton
>Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2001 15:18:47 -0500
>The band data plug can key the amplifier as long as the voltage and current
>requirements are *very* low (as with QSK). Pin 2 is TX GND and pin 3 is
>GND -- those are the two pins you want to use to key the rig. If you need
>it, Pin 1 is 13.8VDC.
>You can turn the LIN switch on the rear of the 1000MP to the "off" position
>- this will eliminate the internal relay noise and give truly silent
>The 8-pin band data connector on the FT-1000MP is not a "standard" 8-pin
>DIN plug, but a special pin arrangement. If you can find a connector that's
>known to work with the Kenwood 8-pin DIN, it'll also work with the 1000MP.
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