[chirp_users] OT headphone output

David Evans kd7uch at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 08:16:39 PDT 2018


Dennis,

Fell free to contact me off list if you like.
I am a retired Deputy Sheriff and I noticed when I got my UV-5R that the
mic and earphone ports looked identical to my duty radio which was a
Kenwood.  That opened up a range of possible accessories most of which I
found on eBay.  Even programming cables.  I never had to make anything.
Always cheap and quick delivery.

I hope this helps.

Thanks,
David,
KD7UCH at arrl.net


On Tue, Mar 20, 2018, 09:36 Dennis Wage <dwage at dwage.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> If this is too off topic, scold me and I'll never do it again.
>
> I have a UV-5R. I love this $25 radio for what it is, except.
>
> I want to use headphones. However I cannot stand to have audio in just one
> ear. Plus I drive noisy lawn gear and tractors. I use ear buds with gun
> muffs over the ear. Microphone will come later when I get my technician
> test passed.
>
> The head phone output is 2.5mm TRS (this alone bugs the crap out of me.)
> In addition, the tip only carries audio and the ring is TX data. When the
> radio is scanning there is a low frequency thump in time with the scan that
> comes out the data port ring.
>
> If I plug a 2.5mm TS the data port ring will short to the sleeve. I'm not
> sure this is good idea.
>
> So, I think my only option is to buy a 2.5mm TRS and make a mono cord that
> only uses the tip. I can then split it to a stereo TRS 3.5mm female to plug
> my earbuds into.
>
> Any other ideas would be appreciated.
>
> Dennis M. Wage
>
> 245 Corum Hill Road
> Castalian Springs, TN 37031
> (615) 310-4242 Cell
> (615) 562-5128 Home
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