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Old 21-05-2012, 22:06   #1
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Replacement Jack for Remote Mic, iCom 8 pin

Does anyone know of a source where I could get a replacement jack, with pins, for an 8Pin remote Mic? It's for an iCom VHF. I know that iCom has a replacement 20' extension cable for the OPC-1000. It's not just that I don't want to spend $50 or so, it's that snaking the wire through all the tights spaces and disturbing the harnesses would be too much work.

I've found plenty of 8-pin "CBC" jackes which I think are standard for CB radios. The problem with then is that they are metal with a tightly threaded design for screwing the MIC on.

iCom has a plastic housing which uses a 1/4 turn to put your remote Mic on and off.

This is a specialty item for sure, but there must be plenty of boaters who run into this sort of VHF problem.
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I assume you want the "plug" that connects to the jack on the back of the radio. The Icom plugs are made by Amphenol LTW Technology and the part is available here.

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Old 22-05-2012, 07:10   #3
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Re: replacement jack for remote mic, iCom 8 pin

[QUOTE]iCom has a plastic housing which uses a 1/4 turn to put your remote Mic on and off[/QUOTE]

You need to be careful as you can wack the mic connection while plugged in and break the pastic around the connector OR strip the threads on the mic. I've done both! So use caution where you mount it. Standard Horizon has a nice inner and outer style connection that you can't wack off. I know what you mean about running the cable. You do get better at it the second time.
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You do get better at it the second time.
So true.

Everything I've worked on this season, after I finished an item I figured out an easier way to do it.
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Good news is by the fifth time you are even doing it correctly.
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I assume you want the "plug" that connects to the jack on the back of the radio. The Icom plugs are made by Amphenol LTW Technology and the part is available here.

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That's it. Ouch.

Since there isn't much of a cost advantage, I'm wondering if it's easier (besides more reliable) to just re-snake a new cable, then it will be to cut the old one and solder 8 tiny wires in the correct position.
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I'm wondering if it's easier (besides more reliable) to just re-snake a new cable, then it will be to cut the old one and solder 8 tiny wires in the correct position.
I re ran mine If you have some heat shrink tubing then it isn't so hard to do. It's not rocket science to make it all water tight (moisture tight). Doing it nice and neat 8 times vs running the cable was a toss up for me. I did abandon the old one as it was tie wrapped to assorted things so it would not flog. I would not lay it in there loose.
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Does anyone know of a source where I could get a replacement jack, with pins, for an 8Pin remote Mic? It's for an iCom VHF. I know that iCom has a replacement 20' extension cable for the OPC-1000. It's not just that I don't want to spend $50 or so, it's that snaking the wire through all the tights spaces and disturbing the harnesses would be too much work.

I've found plenty of 8-pin "CBC" jackes which I think are standard for CB radios. The problem with then is that they are metal with a tightly threaded design for screwing the MIC on.

iCom has a plastic housing which uses a 1/4 turn to put your remote Mic on and off.

This is a specialty item for sure, but there must be plenty of boaters who run into this sort of VHF problem.
I might have a spare cable if push comes to shove.

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