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Re: VHF Soundcard packet on FT-847



As for soldering the mini-DIN connectors - don't, unless youre a glutton for
punishment!

Use a PS2 extension cable, cut it in half, take the male end and Ohm out the
wires to the connectors.  You now have a pre-made PKT-port connector for
your FT-847.  Only caveat is you have to plug the radio end in upside down
from how you would plug it into a computer port.  Solder the wire-end to
whatever it needs to go to (usually something larger than a mini-DIN
connector.

I've done it with a KAM and my TNC31S.  It works great and is much easier
than trying to solder those mini-DIN connections with my big fingers...

73,
Joel
k2sat@amsat.org

----- Original Message -----
From: "James C. Mankin" <n5x@psu.edu>
To: "Amsat Bulletin Board" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] VHF Soundcard packet on FT-847


> On my  FT-847 the data in/out connector works fine on VHF/UHF.    Thats
what
> I used
> for  AO-40 PSK-31  because soldering  to the miniature DIN plugs is
> such a pain.   The only problem is that the PTT function requires an extra
> circuit to
> implement because the stereo plug provides only 3 connections.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary "Joe" Mayfield <gary_mayfield@hotmail.com>
> To: Don Woodward <dbwoodw@abraxis.com>; Amsat Bulletin Board
> <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 5:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] VHF Soundcard packet on FT-847
>
>
> >The data in/out is for HF.  The Packet Port (PS-2 Connector) is for
> VHF/UHF.
> >It works well.
> >
> >73,
> >Joe
> >ka0yos@amsat.org
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Don Woodward" <dbwoodw@abraxis.com>
> >To: "Amsat Bulletin Board" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> >Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 5:53 AM
> >Subject: [amsat-bb] VHF Soundcard packet on FT-847
> >
> >
> >> According to what I read in the FT-847 FAQ, the Data in/out port is HF
> >only. Is
> >> this correct?
>
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