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

jim jim at bifrost.online
Sat Oct 28 14:43:17 PDT 2017


Update: Just double checked - That cable works on my FT-60. 

When I switch to the VX-7r, my packet station is getting packets from the VX7r (tip) but not getting the PTT signal on the ring next to the sleeve.
So I'm not quite sure what is going on.
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David,

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

<https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021816&p_id=18632&seq=1&format=2>

(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.

73
Jim
ki6njf


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
> KI6ZHD





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