Re: TM-D700A Freezes

Brian Beuershausen

In my case, the fault was clearly in the installation (mine) by not providing enough protection for the cable as it passed by a sharp edge.  There was certainly nothing defective or inadequate about the cable as supplied.  I think the resilient rubber outer layer that Kenwood selected is about the best possible choice.

Modular RJ connectors are fine as long as there isn't continual stress or flexing at the termination and the disconnected cables are handled carefully.  But you can say the same for nearly every other style.  For stuff that is plugged in and stays that way, there's nothing special you need to do for an RJ connector that you don't also need to do for any other type.

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:55 AM, 'LARRY J. FORD' lford@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:


Frankly, I consider the cables supplied with the D700A to be "substantial" as
compared to some other manufacturers products.

I guess at "some" additional expense Kenwood could enclose the control cable,
etc., in conduit or make them out of some sort of heliax, but that might make
them difficult to route!! ;-)

As licensed amateur radio operators, we have the option to make modifications
to our equipment to overcome perceived short-comings.


------ Original Message ------
Received: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:26:15 AM EDT
From: "Jim K5JG k5jg@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...>
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D700A Freezes

> My TMD-700A is 15-1/2 years old and is now in it's 5th vehicle using the
> original separation cable. I've not had any problem with the modular
> connectors on that cable or the one on the mic cable in all that time.
> I worked for a ham radio dealer for over 11 years and, contrary to
> popular belief, we almost never saw problems with modular connectors or
> the "wimpy" separation cables. When we did, it was typically because
> they had been abused or improperly installed.
> 73, Jim K5JG
> 'Jim Shorney' jshorney@... [TMD700A] wrote:
> > I consider wimpy cables and modular "RJ" connectors marketed for the
> > environment to be a manufacturing defect.
> >
> > 73
> >
> > -Jim
> > NU0C
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