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Author Topic: What Does An Icom 208H Programming Cable Look Like  (Read 440 times)
WILLIATY
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« on: August 13, 2008, 09:57:41 PM »

So I've an Icom IC-208H. I'd like to get the programming cable for it. All the websites show a picture of a cable with an 1/8" plug on the end. However, the back of the radio has a mini-DIN-9 jack for data. The only 1/8" jack is the external speaker out.

So, are the websites just using a generic (and therefore wrong) picture or are have they got the wrong cable for my radio?

Alternately, is there any way I can just build the thing? I'm handy with a soldering iron, if someone can give me the details of how, then I can build it myself.
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N8EMR
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 05:53:15 AM »

The 208 is programmed through the speaker jack.
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WILLIATY
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 09:30:33 AM »

Huh. OK. Gotta admire an engineer who boldly says "I'm going to ignore the data port for transferring data!".
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N8EMR
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008, 05:47:41 AM »

data port doesnt talk to the radio CPU it just bypasses various audio filters.
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