Remote Rig

RRC 1258 Support in English => Hardware, Cabling, Installations => Topic started by: VA2EBI on 2020-08-18, 14:41:32

Title: Mic cable options
Post by: VA2EBI on 2020-08-18, 14:41:32
Is there a mic cable available for the 3.5mm mic plug on my Yamaha headset?  Looking for 3.5mm to RJ45.

George W1EBI
Title: Re: Mic cable options
Post by: dj0qn on 2020-08-18, 14:55:47
Hi George,

It has been a few years, but I bought mine on Ebay.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX
Title: Re: Mic cable options
Post by: K1PY on 2020-10-08, 23:17:22
Totally new to forums. Am in midst of configuring the boxes, but noticed a mic issue -- Just like George W1EBI, I have a 3.5mm mic connector, and have been looking hard for an RJ45 to connect to the Mic input. All I find is the exact opposite -- male 3.5mm to female RJ45.

So, George -- did you ever find one. Haven't gone to eBay yet like Mitch -- have generally avoided it, but might be last resort unless you found a source.

However it turns out, am glad to see I'm not alone in needing one!

73 to you and Mitch

Vic K1PY
Title: Re: Mic cable options
Post by: dj0qn on 2020-10-09, 11:14:46
Hi Vic,

I did a search on Ebay and found it:

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX
Title: Re: Mic cable options
Post by: LB4MI on 2020-12-27, 18:53:53
I was just about to make a similar post when this popped up.

I just ordered the RJ45 to PTT/MIC cable that are made for Yaesu. Mine is from, but I purchased it trough Ebay.
The cable works perfectly when connected directly to my Yaesu 857D. But when connected to the RemoteRig-box, no sound is transferred.
The PTT works. So I realize the strapping needs to be changed in my control box.

- I have allready activated JMP1 ("DC to Mic") to allow DC current to the microphone (I use Astro A10 with electret condenser microphone element)

Currently my AUX/MIC is wired according to the user manual, for the original MH-31, as shown on the attached picture.

Earlier posts suggest to look at a similar setup for Icom, as they used DC-powered electret microphones with remote rig. But I have not been able to find a strapping configuration to use.

Can anyone share how their strapping is done, when using RemoteRig (RRC-1258MkIIs v7) and electret microphone? (PC headset)?
Or any other suggestion?
(As mentioned; I am 100% sure my cable and headset work when directly connected to the 857D radio)
Title: Re: Mic cable options
Post by: VK3ALB on 2020-12-27, 21:46:04

I think you need to understand how your cable has been made first. With a continuity test you will know how the pins are connected in your cable. Then you can use the manual (the pins on the RR header are described) to work out your connections.



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