Signalink cables for Icom 718

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by CA3CFM, Apr 6, 2020.

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  1. CA3CFM

    CA3CFM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello there. Hope everyone is doing great.
    Yesterday I've bought a Signalink from a friend. The thing is, there's no cables for my Icom rig. I live in Chile and right now thinking about buying them from the states means throw my money away. Is it possible to build them? I mean, the most important one is the one from radio (13 pins) to PC and that's the one I want to build, the other ones are simpler. Any help with whe wiring? Thanks in advance. Stay safe.
    Claudio
     
  2. N0JRK

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    You should be able to. Look on the Signalink website. They have lots of information there.
     
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  3. CA3CFM

    CA3CFM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Gonna take a look. Thx.
     
  4. WA4SIX

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    You can order the 13 pin connector on Ebay or Amazon & use an ethernet cable to solder to it. Try to find a stranded ethernet cable.

    Ed
     
  5. W4HWD

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    When I got my 718 I bought the cable with my SignaLink, but I would imagine it would be easy to build. A 13-pin DIN and an RJ-45 plug plus some multi-wire cable should work. The DIN pinout is in the Icom manual and the pinout for the other end is on the Tigertronics website.
     
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  6. CA3CFM

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    Thanks! Then as I see, the RJ45 is wired orderly from 1 to 8 but modified by the junpers config, right? And the cables used from the 13pin are from 1 to 8?
     
  7. K6CPO

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    There are also internal jumpers in the Signalink that must be configured for the particular radio your connecting to. Again, see the Tigertronics website.
     
  8. CA3CFM

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    Yeah, those are the jumpers I meant. But I´m not completely clear with the cable wiring on the 13 pins end.
     
  9. W4HWD

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    Claudio,

    If you want you can have my cable and jumpers. The only problem is the little locking clip on the bottom of the RJ45 is broken off - it was flimsy. You could cut if off and replace it. I can also send you the little yellow jumpers and the diagram. Since I replaced my 718 I don’t use anything Icom anymore, so if you want, email me your mailing address and I’ll send them tomorrow.
     
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  10. CA3CFM

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    Oh, that's a wonderful offering. I'll send you an email for the details. Thanks a lot Harry!.
     

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