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Hands free at last..

posted 14 Aug 2013, 10:20 by   [ updated 27 Aug 2013, 02:20 by Unknown user ]
Hey all

Why didn't I build one ages ago? What a wally!
I remember when I built a FT817 headset from a cheap computer headset that there wasn't that much to the circuit and probably got all the bits I need. Well today I pulled my finger out and after a few hours research I managed to come up with this.
Its still a birds nest on a piece of vero board but it works, I managed to raise a fellow ham on a local 2 meter repeater for a quick contact, It received a good report. I've just got to find a suitable switch and a box to put all the gubbins in its not very handsfree at the moment having "ptt wires"!.

 I might have to sort out some kind of DTMF keypad or another socket for the original Yaesu DTMF microphone to plug in somewhere so I can still use all the functions on the excellent GB3JX repeater.

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Hope all is well with you and yours
73 de Mark - M0VST