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[aprssig] D700 microphone cable

John R. Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Fri Aug 27 12:59:27 UTC 2004



Chuck Gooden wrote:
> I don't like having the microphone on the Kenwood D700 attached 
> to the base unit.  I am considering using a CAT5 network cable and 
> an RJ45 line coupler to mount the microphone up on the dash.  Has 
> anyone done this? Were there any problems?
> 
> Is the connector on the microphone for the D700 an RJ45 
> connector?  Will ferrite cores be necessary on each end?

I did mine a couple of months ago that way.  My recollection, though, is 
that I had to wire a straight-through cable rather than using a standard 
Cat 5 patch cable.  I didn't bother with ferrites and haven't noticed 
any problems.

73,
John




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