RE: [tracker2] Re: Availability of kits/different connectors?
- The 2.1x5.4mm coaxial jack seems to be the most common on US consumer equipment. I like powerpoles, but not the PCB mount ones - they really don't seem to be a great connector for panel mount applications, and the PCB leads are subject to a lot of mechanical stress. That's why I included pads on the T2 and OT1m - you can just put the powerpoles on a pigtail.Scott
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Subject: [tracker2] Re: Availability of kits/different connectors?
Almost all of the mobile radios I've bought have data jacks on them
have 6-pin Mini-DIN connectors:
And a bunch I've been looking at, and a bunch of new ones, also use them:
*Yaesu's FT-7800, FT-8800, FT-8900, FT-857, FT-897
*ICOM's new IC-2820, IC-7000, IC-706, IC-2720, ID-800, and IC-910 (it
*Kenwood's TM-V708, new TM-V71A,
Only the cheapest single-band mobile radios seem to lack them.
A terminal block would be cool! If you do respin the board for that,
can you also consider using the EIAJ-4 power socket? This is the
Japanese standard for 12V coaxial power, and is the only one I've ever
found that has a an actual specification behind it that specifies
polarity and voltage. This is the same power connector that West
Mountain Radio uses on their RigBlasters. Either that, or perhaps
PowerPole connectors? They now have PCBoard mount versions.
--- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com, "'Scott Miller'" <scott@...> wrote:
> The annoying thing is that very few radios - at least in the US -
> a mini-DIN connector, and I'm not sure it was that well thought out
> The rear panel on the T2 case is a separate piece (heh... I hated
> so it could be replaced with one having a spot for a mini-DIN connector.
> It'd need a new board, but that's cheaper than the enclosure
> alreadying thinking of doing one with a terminal block back there for
> telemetry and control applications.