Re: [FT100] Heil Mic
- I made my own adapter utilizing a short piece of CAT5 cable with the
appropriate plug (not sure if it's an RJ11 or 12, whichever the FT-100 uses)
on one end and an 8 pin chassis mount jack on the other end. The shell from
any mic connector will screw onto the rear of the chassis mount connector to
enclose the connections. For the PTT, I used a short piece of coax connected
to the PTT pins on the 8 pin chassis mount and terminated the other end with
a 3.5mm inline jack. I use a 3.5mm plug for my foot switch (could also be
used for a hand operated switch). The radio requires a small resistor from
the PTT hot to ground, not sure what size I used.
It might sound complicated but it's not. It took me almost as long to
type this msg. as it did to make the adapter!!
The parts didn't cost me anywhere near $20. If anybody's interested, contact
me directly, and I'll take some pics and pass them along.
BTW....I didn't have to cut any traces or anything like that, except the
pieces of CAT5 and coax.
> I bought the heil rj11 to 8pin male adaptor, it has a resistor and cap so
> any mic wired for yaesu
> will work.
> Not sure about cutting traces.
> Do you have the adaptor I speak of, if not that is probably all you need
> then its 20 bucks.
> 73 de N1QXV
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: "Jerry" <gdsteele@...>
> Reply-To: FT100@yahoogroups.com
> To: FT100@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [FT100] Re: Heil Mic
> Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 01:18:23 -0000
> Did you have to make any mods to the mike to get it to work? I
> couldn't get any audio out of the mic and Yaesu had some strange mod
> that involved cutting traces in the mic and installing some jumpers.
> Jerry K8CMI
> > I have been using a YAESU MD-100 desk mic with my FT-100D for over 4
> > years with great reports & no problems occuring with the FT-100D. I
> > purchased an 8 pin to hand-held mic type connector to do this.
> > 73 JACK WHEELER W7EFZ