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Author Topic: Yaesu FT 230R Parts (Help)  (Read 2677 times)
N3QOU
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« on: December 17, 2012, 08:51:26 AM »

Hello,
   I have picked up a Yaesu FT 230R 2 meter (mobile) radio for cheap! My question is I am in need of the screw in power connector for the radio? I have looked on the usual places for any leads,checked the net but I am coming up with nothing.Anyone have one? or maybe point me to a solution.The radio does fire up I tried it with a power supply.(very carefully)
Thanks very much,
N3QOU
Rick
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KA4POL
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 09:17:42 AM »

May be they got the right one: http://www.kenselectronics.com/lists/pwrcord.htm
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N3QOU
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 07:22:17 PM »

KA4POL,
     Thank you for the reply ! It's a great site but no go..
     Still looking..
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N5VTU
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 07:49:07 PM »

Rick,

Doesn't that radio use power connector similar to (maybe identical to) a 2 pin XLR connector?
If so, check this and see if it looks like what you need.

http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Socket-Aviation-Circular-Connector/dp/B005NFKPH0


Good Luck,
Stephen
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W9GB
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 09:34:05 AM »

Rick -

Owners Manual for Yaesu FT-230R
http://www.foxtango.kc9foz.com/Eighties/FT-230R.pdf

CORRECT DC WIRING Hookup on Page 9 of manual.
DC Power Fuse: 5 Amps for 10 watt unit; 10 Amps for 25 watt unit (specs per Yaesu manual).

This 2-pin Foster connector (Japan) was also used by Kenwood radios (for DC power) in this same time period.
This connector is available from eBay seller: CQRADIOSUPPLY.  
LOOK at auction: 400184600498

YES - this same 2-pin Foster circular connector (It is NOT an XLR connector) was used as a microphone connector (at that time, 1970s) in some Asian equipment.
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BTW, there is a CR2025 lithium coin cell (3 VDC) backup battery inside on the SWITCH PC board -- that you should check (due to radio's age) for corrosion/leakage.
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NEED CTCSS for the Local Repeaters??
This FT-230R radio originally had a CTCSS encoder/decoder and encoder OPTION (FTS-32; FTS32E)

Manual for FTS-32E
http://foxtango.org/Files/FTS32E_Toneboard.pdf

Earlier QRZ Question
http://forums.qrz.com/archive/index.php/t-196799.html
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N3QOU
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2012, 08:18:41 PM »

I want to thank both:
N5VTU
W9GB

Thanks very much for taking the time to find this for me ! And W9GB for the battery check !
Now I have another ? Looking for a mic that will work also !
73's
N3QOU
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W9GB
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 05:55:19 PM »

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http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rg4wpw/date.html

Quote from: N3QOU
Now I have another question.
I am looking for a microphone that will work with this Yaesu FT-230R transceiver.
FT-230R Owner's Manual:
http://www.foxtango.kc9foz.com/Eighties/FT-230R.pdf

PAGE 2 - Microphone impedance (Z in ohms)  500 to 600 ohm.
PAGE 7 - Proper wiring of 7-pin microphone connector.

About any Low impedance (Lo-Z, 150 to 1,000 ohm) microphone with a dynamic element.
Tens of thousands of surplus CB microphones mfg in 1970s for solid-state CB radios fits that requirement.

PICK ONE that you like and wire up to a 7-pin circular (Foster) microphone connector - MF7P.
This 7-pin microphone connector on the Yaesu FT-230R is a bit rare today (8-pin is more common).

Contact Tower Electronics, Yaesu Parts, OR a very well stocked (odd parts) Amateur Radio or CB Shop.

American Radio Supply (not an endorsement, shows price for parts)
http://www.americanradiosupply.com/microphone-plugs/
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W6EM
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 07:52:50 PM »

It's a catalog number A286 from WB0W dot com.  Probably 2-3 bucks.  They also stock several more of that type with more pins.  Might even have the seven pin version.

They also frequent most larger hamfests.  If they can't fix you up, I think I have a couple in my parts drawer.  The old FT-227R used them as well as did a few CB rigs.  Even Rat Shack used to stock them.  Shoot me an email if they don't have them.  Mycall at arrl dot net

Lee
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N3QOU
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2012, 04:07:04 PM »

Update: Just wanted to thank all who have helped me in my quest for the parts !
Success... received the part and it receives fine.Only problem is testing the transmit
function,still looking mic for the Yaesu.
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W9GB
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2012, 06:44:19 PM »

Gerry Rodski at SSB Electronics at Mountaintop, PA can advise you where to find a local one.

SSB Electronic USA
Mountaintop, PA 18707 USA
570-868-5643
570-868-6917 FAX

Just about any old CB or Land Mobile (Motorola, GE/MA-COM, Kenwood) radio shop will have spare or surplus microphones that could be used.

You have a Guitar Center retail store in Scranton, they are retailer for Shure microphones.
TALK to your Local Store Manager for Local Pick-Up of microphone you desire (save shipping costs).
YES, they sell Shure Desk and Hand microphones used for Communications and Public Address.
http://www.shure.com/americas/products/microphones/other

Shure 527B and Shure 514B are 2 current production hand microphone models,
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Shure-527B-Omni-Lo-Z-Microphone-100246538-i1126435.gc
and the Shure 450 Series II is a current desk microphone model.
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W6EM
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2012, 06:16:41 PM »

Be careful trying to use surplus two-way mikes.  Many are amplified condensers and such and reuire voltage and have relatively high level outputs.  Especially Motorolas.

If the radio uses the same mike as my old FT-227R did, it's a low limpedance (600ohm +/-) dynamic.  I think early GE mobile mikes were dynamic, if memory serves correctly.  And, you'll need the 4-pin version of the same connector series that you used for the power plug for the mike.
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W9GB
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2012, 06:33:26 PM »

Quote from: W6EM
And, you'll need the 4-pin version of the same connector series that you used for the power plug for the mike.
We covered that topic 2 weeks ago, the FT-230R uses these circular Foster connectors:
7-pin MIC connector and
2-pin DC POWER connector.

Rick has the power connector now. 
He just needs to select a microphone !
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KE3WD
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2013, 06:25:02 AM »

TIP:  Lots of CB mics are low impedance dynamic.  They are rather ubiquitous and easy to find due to the CB craze and all those who replaced the stock mic with amplified mic. 

Thrift Shops, Garage Sales, Hamfests, Flea Markets are good places to visit, tell the XYL its for her and while she's shopping & gathering, waltz thru the junk quickly, with your "radio eyes" wide open.  One can often find not only the mic, but the CB rig attached to it for far less money than the brand spankin' replacement mic can cost. 

Of course, addition of the proper connector and proper wiring scheme for the rig in question is usually in order.  The web has mic wirings on various webpages, listed by the radio, do a websearch and follow the diagram.

AND -- Do not assume that these old import CB dynamic mics are trash.  Many of them contain capsules that were dead knockoffs of great US dynamic designs and can be surprising as to how well they will modulate the older rig.  With good to great audio reports. 


73
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