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Old 19-11-2011, 08:54   #1
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Connecting Headphones to ICOM SSB

Does anyone know if it is possible to connect headphones to an ICOM M800 SSB Transceiver?

The microphone connector has 8 pins - I was wondering whether some of these pins provide output suitable for a set of headphones. My principle reason is to use the SSB sound output as input to a PC soundcard for WeatherFax receiving.

Thanks for any thoughts on this, and apoligies if this subject has already been done before...
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Old 19-11-2011, 09:07   #2
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Re: Connecting headphones to ICOM SSB

The Icom M800 has both a speaker output plug and a headphone plug. Do not use the microphone connector for anything but the microphone!
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Re: Connecting headphones to ICOM SSB

Thanks YachtCalypso. Where are these plugs? There are no plug holes on the front of the remote controller (apart from mic) or the back. The manual refers to the two Accessory sockets on the main tranceiver unit, but does not make it clear whether any of these connectors are suitable for headphones.
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Re: Connecting headphones to ICOM SSB

The speaker plug and the headphone plug are located on the front of the main unit, not the remote control unit. Both of these plugs are of the mini phone plug type.
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Thanks, I'll check it out.
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Re: Connecting Headphones to ICOM SSB

OK. I've removed the main unit and had a good look. There are no obvious headphone or speaker plugs. Apart from all the essential connections (antennae, power, remote unit etc) there are 2 accessory plugs, an 8 pin and a 7 pin. I've checked these out in the IC-M800 manual and none of the pins seem to be for audio output to headphones or speaker.
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If you refer to the M802 manual you will note that the sterio head phone jack is located just above the microphone jack on the remote unit and described as item #4 in the manual. The speaker jack is located on the main unit and identified as item #6 and described on page 53 as designed to be used with Icom SP-24 remote speaker. Hope this helps!
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Re: Connecting Headphones to ICOM SSB

It's an Icom M800, not an Icom M802. They're very different.

The M800 has no dedicated connectors for audio out.

Audio out is available via Accessory 1 connector: Pins 2 (ground) and 5 (fixed audio out). This is fixed audio -- level is fixed, not adjustable.

The mic connector does have an audio out pin because you can connect the HS-50 handset there. However, AFAIK there is no easy way to connect headphones without doing some custom wiring.

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Old 21-11-2011, 07:03   #9
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Wow, did I ever misread the original post! I better get my glasses checked! LOL! Sorry about the mis-advice!

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Re: Connecting Headphones to ICOM SSB

No worries YachtCalypso and thanks Bill, I had just arrived at this conclusion and you have confirmed it for me.
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Re: Connecting Headphones to ICOM SSB

My 800 has a grey and black wire at the power connector to the remote head that provides speaker output.
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Re: Connecting Headphones to ICOM SSB

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My 800 has a grey and black wire at the power connector to the remote head that provides speaker output.
This sounds similar to my Icom 710. I took these wires and ran them to a 200-ohm potentiometer, then to a headphone jack. A fixed attenuator instead of the potentiometer would have worked as well, but with a direct headphone connection the transceiver's volume control needed to be turned almost completely off and there was excessive noise in the phones.

The microphone connector (at least on the 710) also has connections for a headset, which is why the speaker goes dead when the mic plug is unplugged. My problem is trying to find a compatible mic plug to wire to the headset and mic.
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Re: Connecting Headphones to ICOM SSB

Appologies for late follow up! Bill was right:

"Audio out is available via Accessory 1 connector: Pins 2 (ground) and 5 (fixed audio out). This is fixed audio -- level is fixed, not adjustable."

Connected it up and works fine. Getting hold of the 8 pin connector was near impossible (ICOM UK supplied one in the end), so I used two electrical crimps filed down to go in the right holes. Very good signal for the Weatherfax 2000 Soundcard pc software.

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