The final solution was a mic adapter! It was a little aggravating to build as I had to cross between two vendors that do things slightly different (Kenwood uses two grounds, one for the mic, one for the PTT, while Yaesu uses a single common ground). But it wasn't really all that bad, and seems to work. Now I just need to get my Moxon mounted where I can use it, and I can talk on my preferred repeater without being all scratchy!
My Parts List:
- 1 x 8-pin female mic connector
- 1 x 8-pin male mic connector
- 1 x 1' length of mic cable (initially I used Cat-5e, which worked good also)
- 1 x 3" length of 1/2" PVC
- 1 x 1/2" PVC cap
Time to Completion:
- It took around 30 minutes to make, including scrounging the PVC to hold the male side of the connection since I didn't have a non-chassis mount connector handy.
Here is a pic:
This was an easy project that was a quick fix for a problem, and certainly cheaper than buying a new mic!