Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KX5ALC, Sep 18, 2021.
Hope you ordered the one for the 590SG instead of the 590S Steve linked.
Shhhhhh................don't tell him. I caught it JUST before I hit the buy button!
I have thousands of contacts with this $14.77 "bargain" foot switch paired with a Shure Sm-57 and Heil CC-1-XLR-YM microphone adapter cable into a Yaesu FT-891. I will definitely buy another one if this one ever fails.
I use bargain one for some ten years w/o any maintenance. As far as can remember mine was sold as for tattoo machine.
Mine has to be pushed in the back.
Kenwood has balanced microphone input so all three lines (Hot, Cold, and GND) of standard XLR connector have appropriate pins on Kenwood's mic input. I do not insist but IMO a footswitch should also be connected there to appropriate pin (rear ACC2 still available as an option). Better approach is to prepare Y-adapter from Kenwood 8-pin to standard XLR, and to any type for FS (I'd vote for 1/4" TS jack). This break in microphone cable will also be fine to put phantom power supply for future condenser.
Yes. I run only XLR connections because I run rack gear when using the Kenwood. This allows for mic switching (between 4) to be able to set along with the gain for each and each selected at the touch of a button (phantom power is available also). The final conversation is in my case by the way of an IBOX. Currently the XLR mics I use are RE320, Shure SM7b, PR40. I have two mics on two booms at any given time however switching is EZ with the XLR plugs. All the audio gear is already XLR so the chain is pretty standard. Using only VOX I do have a momentary or locking mute switch also . If he decides to move forward with some audio experimentation might give him some ideas. 73 Rich
@W9RAC, Richard, your shack looks so lovely!
Thank you Gene for the compliment. 73 Rich
We often have QLF contests at the local hamfest. Not all QLF is confined to that, though.
I have been using an old Dictaphone recorder foot switch forever. Just wired it into my old Kenwood MC-50 mic and still working great almost 30 years later. Cheap on flea bay.
You never heard of "QLF?"
But seriously, I would think there are some handicapped amateurs that do just THAT.