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[aprssig] Data connector for Kenwood handheld?

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Mon Oct 23 16:40:43 UTC 2006

I think MFJ carries them - I seem to remember a reference in the print
catalog, anyway.  They were around $10.  I carry the regular (mono) style
used by Icom, Yaesu, Alinco, and others, but I haven't got any Kenwood
cables yet.  Have to buy a few hundred bucks worth to make it worthwhile,
plus a couple hundred more for shipping and wire transfer fees, and there
hasn't been enough interest yet.


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Josh Freeman
> Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 9:13 AM
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> Subject: [aprssig] Data connector for Kenwood handheld?
> Greetings-
> Does anyone know of a source for a speaker-mic cable that 
> will fit newer
> Kenwood handhelds? I want to make a packet cable for a TH-F6, and a
> molded connector such as the one used on the Kenwood SMC's or the
> MFJ-295 would be ideal. The connector has both 3.5mm (microphone) and
> 2.5mm (speaker) connectors. Both connectors are TRS (stereo). I could
> use individual connectors, but I really like the neatness factor of a
> single cable. Additionally, the jacks on the F6 are slightly recessed,
> such that even with individual connectors it can be 
> hit-or-miss finding
> one that seats properly.
> Thanks for any suggestions,
> Josh KI4ITI
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