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AMBE-2020 Addon boards FAQ

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  • do1fjn
    Hi volks, ... When will they be, or are they available at pesent? and at what cost ? and what mic. have you set the connector up for ? ... Availability: I
    Message 1 of 17 , Mar 15, 2013
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      Hi volks,

      --- In DVRPTR_V1@yahoogroups.com, "repeater.group" <m1dns.gb3hb@...> > I see you have posted a few pics of the new AMBE 2020 board to the group folders.....
      When will they be, or are they available at pesent? and at what cost ?
      and what mic. have you set the connector up for ?
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      Availability: I can't say much to this... I plan to finish the hardware as fast as possible. A 2nd / final board I will order after finishing a few tests next week.

      Microphone:
      Yaesu A8J modular connector. Usable are MH-31A8J (dynamic), MH-59A8J and compatible. All buttons on MH-31 are usable (Up/Down -> volume, Fast). On MH-59 I prepared it for the serial communication, but till today I don't found the protocol specification or message dumps (FT-857/897). If I got such information I will put it into my firmware.

      Loudspeaker 3.5mm 3pin:
      Down to 4 Ohm (differential PWM output).

      Headset 2.5mm 3pin:
      Earphone part >= 16 Ohms, integrated PTT is usable with new firmware.

      Negative:
      Headset and speaker connector have a distance of 8.5mm. You can't plug 2 "thick" jacks at the same time (10mm needed).

      Display:
      I will add support for an standard text LCD with buttons. A 4pin modular jack contains 5V and I²C for such devices... For developers it's easy to support other I²C solutions...

      Compatibility:
      Works with current firmware (normal mic PTT only). Up/Down isn't usable and should not pressed.

      Whats nice:
      Fast-Key on microphone triggers the bootloader on power-up.


      73,
      Jan, DO1FJN
    • Tom Pauwels
      2013/3/15 do1fjn ... *Does this mean a standard kenwood handheld microphone isn t usable anymore ? * ... -- 73 Tom ON4TOP 2013/3/15 do1fjn
      Message 2 of 17 , Mar 15, 2013
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        2013/3/15 do1fjn <dvrptr@...>
         

        Hi volks,

        --- In DVRPTR_V1@yahoogroups.com, "repeater.group" <m1dns.gb3hb@...> > I see you have posted a few pics of the new AMBE 2020 board to the group folders.....
        When will they be, or are they available at pesent? and at what cost ?
        and what mic. have you set the connector up for ?
        ---

        Availability: I can't say much to this... I plan to finish the hardware as fast as possible. A 2nd / final board I will order after finishing a few tests next week.

        Microphone:
        Yaesu A8J modular connector. Usable are MH-31A8J (dynamic), MH-59A8J and compatible. All buttons on MH-31 are usable (Up/Down -> volume, Fast). On MH-59 I prepared it for the serial communication, but till today I don't found the protocol specification or message dumps (FT-857/897). If I got such information I will put it into my firmware.

        Loudspeaker 3.5mm 3pin:
        Down to 4 Ohm (differential PWM output).

        Headset 2.5mm 3pin:
        Earphone part >= 16 Ohms, integrated PTT is usable with new firmware.

        Negative:
        Headset and speaker connector have a distance of 8.5mm. You can't plug 2 "thick" jacks at the same time (10mm needed).


        Does this mean a standard kenwood handheld microphone isn't usable anymore ? 



        Display:
        I will add support for an standard text LCD with buttons. A 4pin modular jack contains 5V and I²C for such devices... For developers it's easy to support other I²C solutions...

        Compatibility:
        Works with current firmware (normal mic PTT only). Up/Down isn't usable and should not pressed.

        Whats nice:
        Fast-Key on microphone triggers the bootloader on power-up.

        73,
        Jan, DO1FJN




        --
        73

        Tom
        ON4TOP

      • do1fjn
        Hi Tom, ... ANY microphone can be connected to the board, as long as you put an RJ45 jack with the correct pinning on it.... I don t have space + height on the
        Message 3 of 17 , Mar 15, 2013
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          Hi Tom,

          --- In DVRPTR_V1@yahoogroups.com, Tom Pauwels <tom@...> wrote:
          > *Does this mean a standard kenwood handheld microphone isn't usable anymore? *

          ANY microphone can be connected to the board, as long as you put an RJ45 jack with the correct pinning on it....

          I don't have space + height on the board to offer a universal-wiring solution. This is the reason for a fixed pinning.


          Jan
        • Tom Pauwels
          Euh yes Jan i agree ( good idea the RJ45 jack ) . But my question was since you changed the spacing of the 2.5mm & 3.5mm jack a standard kenwood microphone
          Message 4 of 17 , Mar 15, 2013
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            Euh yes Jan i agree  ( good idea the RJ45 jack  ) .

            But my question was since you changed the spacing of the 2.5mm & 3.5mm jack a standard kenwood microphone with those 2 pins won't  fit anymore ..?

            Compared to the old version of the AMBE adapter board   ?  ( wich had a kenwood compatible distance between 3,5mm & 2,5mm )




            Tom


            2013/3/15 do1fjn <dvrptr@...>
             

            Hi Tom,

            --- In DVRPTR_V1@yahoogroups.com, Tom Pauwels <tom@...> wrote:
            > *Does this mean a standard kenwood handheld microphone isn't usable anymore? *

            ANY microphone can be connected to the board, as long as you put an RJ45 jack with the correct pinning on it....

            I don't have space + height on the board to offer a universal-wiring solution. This is the reason for a fixed pinning.

            Jan




            --
            73

            Tom
            ON4TOP

          • Matthew Pitts
            Tom, Probably not, since the 2.5 and 3.5mm jacks are now both audio output, with the RJ45 jack being the audio input jack. Matthew Pitts N8OHU Sent from Yahoo!
            Message 5 of 17 , Mar 16, 2013
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              Tom,

              Probably not, since the 2.5 and 3.5mm jacks are now both audio output, with the RJ45 jack being the audio input jack.

              Matthew Pitts
              N8OHU

              Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android



              From: Tom Pauwels <tom@...>;
              To: <DVRPTR_V1@yahoogroups.com>;
              Subject: Re: [DVRPTR_V1] AMBE-2020 Addon micophone
              Sent: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 7:35:26 PM

               


              Euh yes Jan i agree  ( good idea the RJ45 jack  ) .

              But my question was since you changed the spacing of the 2.5mm & 3.5mm jack a standard kenwood microphone with those 2 pins won't  fit anymore ..?

              Compared to the old version of the AMBE adapter board   ?  ( wich had a kenwood compatible distance between 3,5mm & 2,5mm )




              Tom


              2013/3/15 do1fjn <dvrptr@...>
               

              Hi Tom,

              --- In DVRPTR_V1@yahoogroups.com, Tom Pauwels <tom@...> wrote:
              > *Does this mean a standard kenwood handheld microphone isn't usable anymore? *

              ANY microphone can be connected to the board, as long as you put an RJ45 jack with the correct pinning on it....

              I don't have space + height on the board to offer a universal-wiring solution. This is the reason for a fixed pinning.

              Jan




              --
              73

              Tom
              ON4TOP

            • repeater.group
              ... Bruce and Jan thanks for the replies all seems as i had hoped (although strange on the spacings of the spkr/mic connectors) if you hold a list of
              Message 6 of 17 , Mar 16, 2013
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                > Hi
                > we are in the last stages of finalizing the design and doing a costing
                > so we will be able to answer these questions very shortly !
                >
                > We think that you will be pleasantly surprised on the cost
                >
                > I will let Jan comment on the connectors.
                >
                > Kindest regards
                > Bruce
                > VE2GZI
                >
                Bruce and Jan
                thanks for the replies all seems as i had hoped (although strange on the spacings of the spkr/mic connectors)

                if you hold a list of interested partys stick my name -email on it as i would be very interested in getting a hold of one when they become available for general purchase...

                Andrew. M1DNS
              • do1fjn
                Hi Tom, ... The 3.5mm and 2.5mm connectors are not compatible with portable Speaker-Microphones (10mm / 11mm spacing). Neither mechanically nor electrically
                Message 7 of 17 , Mar 16, 2013
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                  Hi Tom,

                  --- In DVRPTR_V1@yahoogroups.com, Tom Pauwels <tom@...> wrote:
                  > But my question was since you changed the spacing of the 2.5mm & 3.5mm jack
                  > a standard kenwood microphone with those 2 pins won't fit anymore ..?

                  The 3.5mm and 2.5mm connectors are not compatible with "portable" Speaker-Microphones (10mm / 11mm spacing). Neither mechanically nor electrically (pinning).

                  You can combine a speakerless microphone (modular RJ45) with a loudspeaker (3.5mm) or you can use a headset (earphone + mic + PTT; 2.5mm).

                  The old kenwood pinning only allow you to use only a such speaker mic. You can't use 2 separate components with it. So I decide to go to the RJ45 - I already had on my previous prototype (DV-ATRX).


                  73,
                  Jan
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