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Plugging the audio out from my ham rig into the AUX port.

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Randy Morton, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Mar 28, 2017 at 7:26 PM
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    Randy Morton

    Randy Morton [OP] Life takes its toll, please have exact change.

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    Things are finally settling down enough that I can get a radio installed. The body of the unit is under the back seat and the control head is just in front of the shifter. I have a speaker wire run, but it'll be just as easy to put a connector on and plug it in to the stereo. Will that cause any problems? I don't want to blow out the audio on the ham radio and I definitely don't want to screw up the radio in the truck.
     
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    mountainpete

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    @Randy Morton - did you ever try this? I am going to install an Icom 2730A in my Tundra and was going to run it to the aux jack.

    I never listen to the radio and the ham at the same time so I'm thinking it's a good option.
     
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    As long as you start off with the levels all the way down and dont let it overdrive the truck radios input from too hot an output from the Icom then you should be able to get a setting combination that will work for this.

    Keep in mind that the Icom will drive a speaker directly so it is much hotter than most low level inputs will be and just be careful.

    You can also get attenuating cables to bring the speaker level down to line level to make sure you will not overdrive the trucks radio input.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2020 at 6:16 PM
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    Randy Morton

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    Yes, I did. I bought an extension cable to go from the Icom 208H to just under the front seat. I then made a male to male cable with a stereo connector on one end and a mono connector on the other. The stereo connector has the right and left connected together. This end plugs into the truck radio so that the audio comes out of all speakers. The mono end plugs into the extension cable which plugs into the Icom. This allows me to unplug the jumper and plug in a cable from a laptop into the extension if I need to program the radio. I can also use it if I need a standard speaker instead of the radio. I keep the volume on the Icom turned down and use the truck radio to adjust the volume. The audio from the ICOM is crystal clear when it comes through the truck.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2020 at 6:28 PM
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    Awesome. Thanks!
     

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