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Yamaha CM500 headset connection to 6500 rear connectors

I want to connect a Yamaha CM500 headset/mike to the rear connectors of the 6500. Can someone advise the best way to do this?

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  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2017
    The easiest way is to wire your own headset connector and connect the +5 VDC bias line (Pin 2 on the 8-pin Foster connector) to the mic+ pin (pin 8).
  • Andrew VK5CV
    Andrew VK5CV Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Tim, Which pin does the bias button in the TX panel power? Andrew
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2017
    As noted above, it is pin 2 on the 8-pin Foster connector.
  • Arnie
    Arnie Member
    edited March 2019
    Is there a foster connector on the rear panel? I don't see one on my 6500. --Arnie W8DU
  • Richard, N7HX
    Richard, N7HX Member
    edited August 2013
    The only Foster connector is on the front.
  • Mark - W6MSB
    Mark - W6MSB Member ✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Richard - did you ever get an answer on how to connect your CM500 to the *rear* panel??
  • Richard, N7HX
    Richard, N7HX Member
    edited December 2013
    I hooked the CM500 up to the front connector and connected a Heil mike to the rear. When I asked how the quality of the audio from the CM500 was compared to the Heil, I was told that the Heil sounded much better.

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