I was trying to avoid having to buy anything if at all possible. I don't have extra money for gear at the moment. Ease is not one of my main concerns as I learn easily and am fairly technically inclined. I would also get much more enjoyment out of building something or doing it the "hard way".
If you were doing this with a HF rig with VOX you could make up some cables pretty easy and rig something up. This is not a option with 202.