Cables for Yaesu FT-847

Yaesu FT-847 features:

  • 3.5mm TRS connector for HF packet
  • MiniDin6 connector for FM packet
  • DB9 connector for CAT control (requires RS-232 port configuration)

At the time of posting MiniDin6 cable with 1200 baud pinout & DB9 cables are available in TS-480 kit. MiniDin6 cable with 9600 baud pinout and DB9 RS-232 cable are also available separately.

TRS cable however requires a homebrew build:

There is no need for capacitor because Digirig has it internally. With that in mind the pinout is:

3.5mm TRS tip → 3.5mm TRRS ring 1 (RIG_AFIN)
3.5mm TRS ring → 3.5mm TRRS tip (RIG_AFOUT)
3.5mm TRS sleeve → 3.5mm TRRS sleeve (GND)
3.5mm TRRS ring 2 (PTT) → 2K → 3.5mm TRRS ring 1 (RIG_AFIN)

Manual can be found here.

Denis,

This is really useful information. Thank you for the diagrams and the detail behind the required cables. I had not thought about needing different cables for 1200 or 9600, but I know the 6-pin MINI DIN does have different connections for the RX side, so this makes sense.

Mike VA3MCT

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