[chirp_users] VX-8 Mic cables at RT Systems for $8.

Grant Diffey gdiffey at gmail.com
Thu May 5 22:37:38 PDT 2011


Robert,

Whoo!

I've been thinking about building my own breakout with standard 3.5mm
sockets for my yaesu but the cost of the proprietary connecter was a
disincentive. but if it's $8 US that's like $7.50 here ;)

Grant
Reveling in the high AUD vs USD currently..

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 2:12 AM, Robert Terzi <rct at r-t.org> wrote:

> I just posted this to the VX-8 Yahoo group.  I'm re-posting it
> here in case anyone needs a source for the proprietary VX-8
> mic connector.
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> On 4/19/2011 12:05 PM, David Pittle wrote:
> > I discovered that RT Systems who make the cables and programming
> > software would sell me a cable to fit the proprietary mic connector
> > like the official Yaesu one for $8 + shipping;
>
> Thanks for the tip.   I received mine today in the mail today.
> Shipping in the US was only $4.  I ordered 3 of them and it still
> came to less than it would have cost me for one of the Yaesu CT-M11.
>
> They aren't on the RT Systems web site yet, but Karin at RT said
> would be adding them to the web site.  You can order them
> by phone, 1-800-921-4834, ask for the "open VX-8 cable".
>
> Note: I haven't seen the Yaesu CT-11 cable so I can't give an
> good comparison.  The RT Systems cable just plugs in.  There
> is no threaded nut to secure it, so I wouldn't consider it
> water proof.  If that is important to you, you probably
> want to spring for the Yaesu cable.  Also, the cable insulation
> isn't as flexible as it could be, I think it's probably PVC
> and I'd imagine the Yaesu cable is probably a more flexible
> rubber compound.
>
> For my purposes, like building a sound card interface, and being
> able to occasionally use some of my other accessories, the RT Systems
> cable is a great deal.
>
> Also Note, this isn't for the VX-8GR as that doesn't have the
> same mic connector.
>
> --Rob
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