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Yaesu FT-2900R Headphone

Feb 9th 2016, 05:02


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I recently purchased a Yaesu FT-2900R. It has an external speaker output on the back. I attempted to plug a headphone into said port and get a hum all the time, whether receiving or not. I don't get this hum from the internal speaker, so I assume my headphone is not correct in some way, but I am wondering if this assumption is correct, or if my radio is defective in some way.
Does anyone have any experience plugging a headphone into the external speaker jack of a Yaesu radio? Is there a certain headphone that works? Should I hear hum when not receiving? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Feb 9th 2016, 14:47


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Plugging headphones in a speaker jack is a bad idea--you could easily damage your hearing and the headphones with power needed to drive a speaker. You are hearing hum because the headphones are too sensitive to be driven by a typical speaker output.

You need to attenuate the signal from the speaker jack.
Here is a simple project to do that.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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