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Author Topic: Connecting Bencher BY-2 to Icom 706MkIIG  (Read 239 times)
N1ZHE
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« on: July 17, 2005, 10:45:26 AM »

Icom and Bencher both don't give a whole lot of info here.

Icom provided a phono-style plug, but I assumed it was for RTTY.

Bencher only said to connect the dit to one side and the dot to the other.

So, do I use a stereo phono plug? And if so, do I connect the ground to the ground and the dit and dot side as it suits me?

Or if I use a non-stereo phono plug, how do I connect it??

David, N1ZHE
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AA4PB
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2005, 10:56:54 AM »

Look at the picture on page 5 of your manual. The plug type is a 1/8-inch phone plug (not a phono plug).
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AA4PB
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2005, 10:57:39 AM »

Make that a 1/8-inch stereo phone plug.
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AD5X
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2005, 05:41:39 AM »

It's a 1/4" stereo phone plug - NOT 1/8".  I normally use a right angle 1/4" stereo plug-to-1/8" stereo jack, since this makes for a lower profile on the back of the radio, and I use 1/8" plugs most everywhere else.  You can get the right angle adapter at Radio Shack.

Phil - AD5X
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K8ZO
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2005, 05:33:41 PM »

I am assuming that the BY2 is just the paddles. If so connecting them directly to the rig will produce a continuous output as long as you hold either the left or right paddle to its stop.

The paddles have to go to a keyer of some sort.  If you are right handed, traditional useage is to have the right paddle  send the dashes (not dots) and the left paddle send the dots/dits. Tradition reverses this for lefties. From the keyer then you go to the rig with a mono phone plug.

73

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K8ZO
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2005, 05:36:24 PM »

I retract my previous posting as I forgot that the rig has the built in keyer.  What I said is true for rigs without built in keyers.  The left and right convention still is true

K8ZO
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