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[aprssig] DIN Connectors

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Sat Mar 18 01:43:09 UTC 2006


Or buy a MIDI patch cable, and get two nice 5-pin DINs, in stylish black.
Or metal.  Cheap.

http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/midi_cables.html

Scott
N1VG 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Stephen H. Smith
> Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 5:16 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Cc: ad4bl at arrl.net
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] DIN Connectors
> 
> fred at wb4aej.com wrote:
> >     Well, I just got off the phone with MFJ.  They gave me 
> a Jameco part
> > number of 15878 (in stock).  I also found a 15879 (the RoHS 
> one, but it is
> > not in stock).
> >
> >     I can't get a zoom in on that part.  I want to see if 
> it is like the DIN
> > that came with the unit (I don't see how to get a soldering 
> iron to the pins
> > they way it is configured).
> >
> >     But I'm still looking.
> >
> >     Regards,
> >
> >
> >                                                             
>         Fred,
> > WB4AEJ
> >
> >
> >   
> Why bother trying to solder those nasty pins (the plastic insulator 
> usually starts melting anyway.)?   Buy a PC keyboard 
> extension cable for 
> the older full-size 5-pin keyboard connectors that preceded 
> the miniDIN 
> PS/2 type.  Cut the cable in half. You get a nice molded-on 
> plug  with a 
> cable, ready to wire to some other kind of connector.
> 
> 
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