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Old 01-10-2019, 06:50 AM   #501
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we know what it's for, question is why you didnt get one from china for under 2$??

radio-programming cable - kenwood compatable.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:59 AM   #502
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Mainly shipping time, and well, looks like RS232 versions can't be had that cheap...
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:59 AM   #503
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i would pay 2$ just for the molded plug & cable.
infact that reminds me, i need to get a spare mic/earpiece for the cable to make an FRN interface.

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Old 01-10-2019, 02:20 PM   #504
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That Kenwood merged 3/32 1/8 plug is simply awful. Hate that "feature" to make things "easier" to connect...grr. Alas yes "after the fact" it is a one-plug deal to hook up the programming cable.

So it actually works for Kenwood too despite being for Baofeng? My TR-2500 is definitely not one of those programmable via serial but interesting that Baofeng even copied things down to this level...
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:57 PM   #505
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kenwood first invented the 2.5mm+3.5mm combined plug,
almost everybody else slowly started adopting it - other than the mofo's at Motorola who still want to invent a different cable for every model of radio!
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:34 AM   #506
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Well they invented it for their speaker microphones and headsets, but did they first design the pinout for their serial programmable radios that's used on all these baofengs?

Yeah apple^H^H^H^H^H^H motorola needs to stop making different cables...

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Old 01-11-2019, 05:00 AM   #507
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programming has always been through the audio pins - it may go back to the days of 8bit computers that loaded software through audo cables.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:34 AM   #508
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But with the exact same pinouts and levels?
The baofeng seems to use TTL (0V-referenced, positive going) compatible signals on the 3/32 and 1/8" plugs, which is not very robust for long distances, though the speed is fairly low...

BTW the pinout is weird - microphone Shield connector is the data in/receive TTL pin. The Ring connection of the speaker jack is the transmit...

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Old 01-11-2019, 01:05 PM   #509
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i know the pinout, i dont know why the "shield" is not earth but it could be because they consider the pair a single coonection - so it would be a waste to double it up.
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Oh screw this. My Kenwood TR-2500 3/32" and 1/8" jacks are closer together than the Baofeng 3/32" and 1/8" jacks, so they are not physically compatible with each other though I think they're electrically compatible including PTT...
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:41 AM   #511
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:30 PM   #512
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Back to basics ( and of course it is a temporary fix.. "temporary" )
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:51 PM   #513
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shame about the track damage.
why is there so much flux on the diodes??
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:22 PM   #514
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Seal of approval

Kester "44" tends to leave a lot of flux around, but better plenty of flux than not enough flux...
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:38 PM   #515
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Back to basics ( and of course it is a temporary fix.. "temporary" )
We need Electroboom here to say That's a FULL BRIDGE RECTIFIER!

Regarding the temporary part... as my dad would say about a friend of his who borrow his car wrenches: Oh he didn't steal them from me. He just borrowed them "temporarily"... for almost 20 years.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:18 AM   #516
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shame about the track damage.
why is there so much flux on the diodes??
The board is made out of cardboard... as soon as it smells a hot iron and the tracks start to run away.. no, realy.. cambridge audio - engineered in the UK, made in the PRC with the crappiest boards available! Even straight out from the factory, it had damaged tracks and solder blob bridges.
And in addition, I had to remove/install several times the original bridge rectifier and even swap it with the other one ( next to my ghetto fix ), before being sure it had failed. The rectifier was not dead, but partially working.. it was outputting 100% of the negative rail and about 70% of the positive.
About the flux - I just did not care to clean it.
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:10 AM   #517
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cambridge audio
says it all.
i remember them - paxoline pcb's and probably built in a shed by housewives - forget china!!
i worked for a very high-end company in the u.k. once,
they had a u.k. pcb stuffing facility they actually refered to as the chicken coup!!!
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Old 01-24-2019, 04:25 PM   #518
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But do you know what's the funny thing? They've put a big ass 1.4KW toroidal transformer which weights a ton! This is an expensive hardware part and most manufacturers tend to save money from it. Such transformers can be found only in the high end products of the other companies ( onkyo, denon, yamaha... ). I really do not see the logic here - "let's use a 100 buck power supply, but let's cut $10 from the boards.. yeah... great idea!"
Oh, and another funny thing - the sucker sounds better than my high-end yamaha aventage... go figure
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:13 PM   #519
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toroids are seen as a sign of quality - put a toroid in and show open-case photo's and audiophyles will pay more.
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Default MSI MS-7778 “custom” APU heatsink

What do you do when you don’t have the right parts (heatsink), but you are determined to finish the build?



Info: HP Jasmine/JasmineR (MSI MS-7778) socket FM2 motherboard with non-standard (for AMD) heatsink mounting. I think the mounting pattern on it is/might be LGA115x. I didn’t have a spare heatsink with that mounting pattern, so I adapted my own.

What you are seeing is an all-aluminum OEM Intel CPU cooler for socket 775 with busted retention mechanism bolts (found it like that.) I adapted it to fit the motherboard by cutting two pieces of steel sheet and using them together with M3 screws from a PS3 to tie down the heatsink diagonally. I should have done it at all 4 corners of the heatsink, but I was lazy and in a hurry, so I only did two. Still, even this works quite well and the heatsink doesn’t move. The FM2 APU under it – an A4-5300 – runs very cool: about 52°C max in a rather hot room temperature of ~28°C (~83°F). This, of course, is with my “special” fan mod, which is not pictured here (to be posted in another thread – possibly the “POST your system” thread.)
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