[aprssig] Correction: FT-2800M on Packet / APRS
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Apr 7 00:59:41 CDT 2008
Matthew Stennett wrote:
> Well guys, I messed up...what I MEANT to write, is how do you wire an FT-2800M for Packet ?; and NOT the 2600M.
> Of COURSE the 2600M can be run through the back panel DB-9.
> Is there some easy way to come up with a patch cord to wire this thing through the mic connector ? Anyone running a 2800M on Packet?
Have you ever used Google??
Do you read??
15 seconds searching Google for "FT-2800M" yielded this result from
the 5th hit on the first page of results:
In turn, looking at the table of contents of the manual revealed that
page 42 deals with packet hookup. Apparently this radio doesn't have
the dedicated data/packet connector on the rear panel. You have to go
in through the front panel mic jack and rear panel speaker jack; i.e.
kludgy. Page 42 actually has a wiring diagram for the plug to mate
with the mic jack.
Again, the mic jack is a standard 6-contact RJ-13/14 modular telephone
plug that is widely available. Buy a "fat" (i.e. wide) telephone
cable (must be the 6-conductor "three-line" variety and not the more
common narrower 4-conductor type), and cut it in half to get two cables
suitable for use with the Yaesu mic jack.
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