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Author Topic: Worst Solder Job-EVER, 10 pin mini din!..  (Read 12205 times)
WB8LZR
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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2017, 02:09:44 PM »

Had they used a DB9, some idiot would have connected it to his computer, fried the computer, and complained that Yaesu should have used a different connector (like a mini-din)  Grin


You mean I can't use RCA plugs for all my station cabling anymore!?!?
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N4MQ
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2017, 11:09:22 AM »

Peter is correct, tin everything FIRST, lord does that help.  Tweezers and glasses as mentioned that fit you for fine work is the ticket.  Adding slip on insulation if the wires have the length avoids bridging and teflon is best . Enjoy, Woody N4MQ
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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2017, 02:31:31 PM »

Unless you really enjoy that type of neurosurgery challenge, this guys makes all kinds of cables for a reasonable price:
http://stores.ebay.com/W7YENs-AMATEUR-RADIO-HELPERS?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

Example 10-pin Mini-DIN but he has all kinds and combinations he can make:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/351802230766?ul_noapp=true

Variables like connector type, number of wires, length, etc. affect the price but from the sound of the pain you went through it could be worth it.
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N9AOP
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2017, 07:44:37 AM »

If you have a good stereo microscope like I do, by all means solder your own.  If not, follow the advice of the previous poster and buy a pre-made one.
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EA4TA
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« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2017, 04:54:20 AM »

My fingertips still ache form the packet radio days and the mini-din nightmare.

Then I saw the light.

Terminals or prewired Dupont jumper wires bought for coin made my life so much easier.






73 de EA4TA
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