[chirp_users] OT headphone output

Aubrey Turner aubrey.c.turner at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 08:43:02 PDT 2018

Turns out, there is an adapter for 3.5mm headphones.  Looks like you can 
use your own earbuds (and accommodates those with a microphone for 

------ Original Message ------
From: "Aubrey Turner" <aubrey.c.turner at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of CHIRP" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
Sent: 3/20/2018 10:19:57 AM
Subject: Re[2]: [chirp_users] OT headphone output

>I'm not sure if this provides enough noise isolation, but how about a 
>full headset designed for the radio?
>Here's an example:
>------ Original Message ------
>From: "David Evans" <kd7uch at gmail.com>
>To: "Discussion of CHIRP" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
>Sent: 3/20/2018 10:16:39 AM
>Subject: Re: [chirp_users] OT headphone output
>>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.
>>KD7UCH at arrl.net
>>On Tue, Mar 20, 2018, 09:36 Dennis Wage <dwage at dwage.com> wrote:
>>>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
>>>http://hammondb3organ.net <http://hammondb3organ.net/>
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