Handsfree Operating

Handsfree operating, especially when mobile, can be helpfull. Bluetooth is one option but it can be expensive. There are wired options that can be much cheaper. Here is some information on some of the options that are available:

  • VE6AX Handsfree Circuit for electret mic with PTT (140K pdf).
  • VE6LB Handsfree Near the bottom of the page is a schematic and some photos.
  • M0MTJ's page on Handsfree adapters for various radios. Also some ideas on how and where to mount the microphone
  • EMDRC Hands Free Mobile Kit Eastern and Mountain District Radio Club of Australia has a kit that will work with just about any radio. It uses a momentary switch to turn the PTT on and off (push to Tx and push again to Rx) with a user settable timeout of 30 seconds to 10 minutes.
  • Pryme Bluetooth adapters at RadioWorld. Bluetooth adapters for Kenwood, Icom, and Yaesu mobile radios.