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Nexedge 5800 footswitch

sraider

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Looking for a footswitch to ptt. Either use existing mic or a mounted mic. Have looked at some bluetooth in ear ptt, but operator needs to hear machine.
 

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You can do external PTT using the rear 25 pin connector using one of the auxiliary I/O pins. Pretty much any foot switch you can find would work.
 

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You can do external PTT using the rear 25 pin connector using one of the auxiliary I/O pins. Pretty much any foot switch you can find would work.
So the footswitch connects to the connector in back of radio and forces the radio itself to ptt. The mic would stay connected to original port. Is their footswitches made with the right connector or have to make own? Thanks for your help
 

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Not sure if anyone makes a premade version, but it's simple to do yourself. DB-25 male connectors are cheap. 2 pins for PTT and programming.

As for the microphone, it can use the hand mic, but unless that is very close to the operator, it's going to sound crappy. An after market boom mic would be a good option.
 
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