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PTT options

andrewket Member ✭✭
I received my Maestro C last week and I have a radiosport RS55SL headset coming tomorrow which does not have a built in PTT switch (I wish it did). I’m curious what people are using for PTT in similar configs? I normally don’t use a foot pedal. When I use SmartSDR on the PC I just use the mouse or an assigned keyboard key.


  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    I am using the RadioSport hand PTT switch with right angle RCA to 3.5mm adapter.

    Dave wo2x

  • Ken Wells
    Ken Wells Community Manager admin

    I made my own "thumb-Switch" with a spring-return center-off toggle switch mounted in a "Tic-Tac" mint case. Then scrounged up an RCA cable from an old VCR and used that to connect to my FlexRadio.

    In order to use it with my Maestro, I use the Right-Angle RCA to 1/8 inch mono adapter.

    I made another thumb-switch using a push-button switch mounted in a 4-inch length of PVC pipe.

    Both switches work great.

    For a footswitch, I use an industrial cast aluminum footswitch that I got from eBay. They were 2 for $16 when I bought them 10 years ago. I still haven't broken the first one. I wired it up to my own RCA Cable.

    TEMCo Aluminum Foot Switch 10A SPDT NO NC Electric Power Pedal Momentary New CNC | eBay

  • WX7Y
    WX7Y Member ✭✭✭✭

    I 3D printed one,

    It uses a Keyboard switch so should last a LONG time

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