[chirp_users] OT: Source for proper fit Yaesu HT TRRS (4 pin) speaker/mic connectors..

Sat Oct 28 14:25:23 PDT 2017


I've been using these from monoprice and just cutting the cable in half:


(Product # 18632)

They work well for my FT-60 and VX-7r but are not threaded or water resistant. 
Cost is $1.99 for the 3 foot cable. 

Tip - red
Ring -copper
Ring - blue
Sleeve - green

The conductors are Litz wire so they have to soldered in a pool of solder to 
burn off the insulation and fiber. Being very lazy I do not wait the ½ hour or 
so it takes my solder pot to come up to temperature ;) I just pool a glob of 
solder on the tip of my iron and use that to tin the conductors.


On Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:33:36 PM PDT David Ranch wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I was curious if anyone here knows of a good source for 4-pin TRRS
> connectors or solder pigtails that will fit *PROPERLY* into Yaesu HTs
> like the FT1?  Argent Data sells one but it looks like it might be too
> wide at the tip:
> https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=68
> At $6/ea, is not exactly cheap and it only offers three out of the four
> wires.
> I'm also curious if the threaded-style TRRS connectors will work ok for
> non-threaded radios.  I would assume so but thought I'd ask.
> There are connectors like these:
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/172931701263?catId=12576&item=172931701263&rmvS
> B=true
> but I've always found these contact solder-type connectors very
> difficult to get a good, lasting solder contact to.
> There are also some pre-made cables that look "promising" but I have no
> idea if they would actually fit deeply enough (they seem fairly narrow
> at the tip) but are all four wires connected?
> --David

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