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Reviews Categories | Interfaces, Radio to computer, amp, rotor, coax switch, internet | Yaesu YSK-857 Separation Kit Help

Reviews Summary for Yaesu YSK-857 Separation Kit
Reviews: 2 Average rating: 3.5/5 MSRP: $$69
Description: Separation kit to install face plate for FT-857 and FT-857D separate from the transceiver. Used for car installations.
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KG7OOM Rating: 5/5 Nov 11, 2014 19:10 Send this review to a friend
Came with my unit  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Great b/c I saved me the $60-70 dollars this kit costs. Kits like this should be included with the radio.

Will try to install it in the next few days..
ADAM2 Rating: 2/5 Feb 24, 2011 11:19 Send this review to a friend
Lacking  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Basically, three cables and a “front panel nest” come in the separation kit. Only the front panel nest is important, since all other parts are readily available from Home Depot, Office Depot, and Amazon for about $6 each.

The three cables are:

1. A standard CAT 6 cable (8 pins, straight-through) that connects microphone to the transceiver.

2. A standard RJ-12 6 pin cable (sometimes called RJ12 6P6C) that connects the face plate to the transceiver.

3. A standard speaker extension cable that connects the speaker to the face plate (the speaker jack is located on the face plate of the FT-857D, not on the transceiver). I think it’s a 2.5mm jack, but really it doesn’t matter because you don’t need it. You will need an external speaker, and any speaker that you purchase will have a cable attached.

The “front panel nest” is the plastic piece you mount on your dash or in your console, where the face plate will snap into. This really is the only piece that you need from Yaesu, because the cables that were supplied with my separation kit were too short to install the transceiver in the trunk. If you are really determined, you could make a nest from Velcro and a piece of plastic sheet (eg, a 12”x12” piece of 1/16” PVC Schedule 40 sheeting from Amazon at $1.50). I’m glad I have the Yaesu nest, but it should not have cost $59.

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