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TRRS to 2 pin Kenwood adapter

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Oct 2, 2017
I am new here so please forgive me if this is the wrong place for this post. I am new to amateur radio I have a couple of Baofeng handhelds and a BTECH UV-50X2 I use these for in car communications out in the desert in my RZR off-road UTV. I have a helmet kit that I used with my Baofeng BF-F9V2+ it has speakers, a mic, and a push to talk button. I upgraded to an in car mobile radio a BTECH UV-50X2. The BTECH has 2 outputs RJ-45 on the front and a TRRS on the back my helmet kit is 2 pin Kenwood (1 3.5MM and 1 2.5MM male). I can't find a RJ-45 or TRRS helmet kit so I tried to adapt my existing kit to work with TRRS using a TRRS cable and some splitters and adapters to the correct sizes and ring config (TRRS on the radio side and TRS on the helmet side) Everything works except for the push to talk. I can hear when someone transmits and if I push the transmit button on the mic plugged into the RJ45 other users can hear me but when I try to use the PTT button on the helmet kit nothing. I've looked and looked for an adapter to go from TRRS male to Kenwood female and RJ-45 male to Kenwood female but I have come up with nothing. Looking for assistance or suggestions on how to make this work. Thanks for looking.
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