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W1HHT
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« on: July 07, 2024, 04:38:41 PM »

As the title states, I am trying to solder a two-pin connector for a Johnson ranger 1, to a 4-wire Astatic D104. 
I searched google but did not find, and the schematics are of little help to me.

Sorry for the newbie question, I'm sure it's really simple.

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2024, 07:37:05 PM »

As the title states, I am trying to solder a two-pin connector for a Johnson ranger 1, to a 4-wire Astatic D104. 
I searched google but did not find, and the schematics are of little help to me.

Sorry for the newbie question, I'm sure it's really simple.

Thanks,
W1HHT
Nothing is simple with stuff that has been massaged over "X" number of times by others.

Is the D-104 mounted on a Push-to-Talk stand?
Does the Ranger have Push-to-Talk circuitry?
Is it an amplified D-104?
What are the colors of the wires coming out of the D104 stand? Are the wires terminated in the bottom of the stand to a terminal strip?

Here's one scenario:
 


Here's another:



If it's an amplified mike, you may want to disable the amplifier which requires modification of the wiring.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2024, 07:51:26 PM »

Sorry Pete, I should have specified.

Yes it has a push to talk stand
the ranger does have the PTT circuitry.
non-amplified.
The wires are Black, Red, White and bare.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2024, 07:59:33 PM »

The jack is two pin also, not three.

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2024, 08:19:47 PM »

The collar of the connector is where the ground connection is made but the ranger didnít originally have PTT so youíre going to have to determine which of the two pins is for PTT and which is for audio. If the D104 has an originally wired TUG8 base then the red would connect to the PTT pin, the white to the audio pin, and shield and black would go to the ground/collar.

Is this the connector?



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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2024, 09:25:02 PM »

W1NB - yes, that is the connector. Thank you

Is there a efficient yet foolproof way to determine which pins are which on the ranger or do I need to use a continuity tester and trace it out?
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2024, 09:53:43 PM »

Nevermind, I figured it out be looking at the schematics for the J1 connector and the the PTT circuit.
Got it all soldered together and working, thanks again!

David King
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