[CQ-Contest] FT1000MP band data
Mike Gilmer - N2MG
n2mg at contesting.com
Tue Feb 26 05:35:19 EST 2002
This odd DIN footprint seems to be a JA-radio thing. The Kenwood 930/940 series has this same, "unique" arrangement for its XVERTER jack. In my HF-centric world, this jack is where one can tap into the receive path for Beverage antenna use. I guess that's better than not having any jack for this purpose.
Excuse the ASCII "art"
"U" arrangement (940/930/1000MP/etc.)
P P P
"C" arrangement (everyone else!)
P P P
Notice the two pins marked "X" are closer together on the "standard" 8-pin; all others are spaced the same between connectors. If you don't need the signals on these pins, cut them off the plug and you'll be OK.
If you do what I did and insert the wrong plug into the jack, you'll likely (as I did) crack the jack on the radio. Fortunately, in my case, the jack still functions correctly.
73 Mike N2MG
On Mon, 25 February 2002, "Tom Rauch" wrote:
> > Is the FT1000MP band data output a special size? The DIN plug I
> > bought from Radio Shack seems to be too large.
> The pin spacing and size is very close, but a tiny bit different than
> all the other DIN plugs in the world.
> I spent about 30 hours looking for a replacement, and the only
> source I found is Yaesu.
> You can tweak the pins with needle nose pliers and force a regular
> DIN in, but it doesn't fit quite right!
> I've heard rumors some people push really really hard and manage
> to get a DIN plug in, but I was always afraid to try it!
> Call Yaesu, save yourself grief.
> 73, Tom W8JI
> W8JI at contesting.com
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