I would trust Yaesu's manual. However, put the pin part
of the plug into the jack on the back of the FT-1000(D)
and confirm the voltages with a digital voltmeter.
The manual gives "band A, Band B, Band C, Band D" --
those are BCD band information. If you simply select
each band and record the voltages you will be able to
confirm which pin is which. BTW, don't forget to ground
the TX enable pin in your interface or the FT-1000(D)
will not transmit.
... Joe, K4IK
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Subject: [Yaesu] Correct Pin Designation on Band Data Plug/Receptacle on
Yesterday when attempting to make up an interface unit VE7RF
suggested I use to preclude hot-switching of my Henry 3K-A Amplifier when
driven by my Yaesu FT1000D, I found a problem with correct pin
identifications on the Band Data Plug/Receptacle.
The 8 pin mini DIN plug I purchased from "The R. F. Connection" do not have
the same numbers as the pin arrangement as the pin numbers shown in the
Yaesu FT1000D Manual on page 7. The numbers are clearly stamped on the
molded 8 pin mini DIN and DO NOT AGREE with the pin numbers shown in the
figure at bottom of page 7.
Does the Yaesu FT1000D Manual have a mistake in identifying the pins in the
photographic illustration figure or did the DIN plug manufacturer have an
error on the mold used to make the insert??????????????? The plug I have
mates mechanically correct with the receptacle on the back of the FT1000D
and looks like an upside down "U".
PER THE YAESU MANUAL "BAND DATA FIGURE" AT BOTTOM OF PAGE 7.
(Facing the mating side of the plug and moving in a clockwise direction
from the key at the bottom of plug insert)
6 in the middle of plug
PER THE PIN NUMBERS STAMPED ON THE SOLDER SIDE OF THE 8 PIN MINI DIN PLUG
(Facing the solder side of the plug and moving in a clockwise direction
from the key at bottom of plug)
8 in the middle of the plug
Don't know which to believe and since their are voltages on certain pins
that the interface, I certainly don't want to damage my FT1000D because of
an error or mistake.
Can any of you tell me which if either one is correct?????
Would appreciate your responses and if you like can E-Mail me direct at the
addys below or post on the Yaesu reflector either one. Thanks!
J. Leon Pringle, Jr W 5 N A