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mic to DB25 on 90 series kenwoods

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code3cowboy

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Has anyone connected the mic to the DB25 port on anything? If so, was there anything note worthy?
I want to hook it up this way on a few mobiles to save space.
 

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Yes you can do that. You need to get the mic, ptt ground, etc to the right pins on the DB-25.

Here's the problems;

Are you going to use a X90 mic? How are you going to connect to the weird round connectors. Mates to that are just not out there. You could use a mic with an RJ-45 connector, but they are not as nice as the 90 mics.

You will need to pick an I/O pin as PTT and then program the radio to use that pin as PTT.

90 series radios are not set default for mic audio at the acc connector. A couple of jumpers will have to be moved inside the radio.

Barring that, no problemo.
 

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Mahalo, I figured it would be easy, but had to hunt for the Hook option for a pin

The RJ45 mics are the same as the x90 mics, I swap them around all the time (that way I know which radio has the DTMF pad).
 
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