rewiring a mike on an icom ic-m411 - your expertise please!
Since i sent my icom ic-m411 to the local ATIS install shop (and therefore it is impossible for me right now to open it up myself), i was hoping somebody had preceded me on actually opening one up and may assist me on changing the connection of the mike, which by the way is a HM164-B. (with channel changing, volume changing and hi/lo power gizmo's on it) :
I need to make a watertight connection on my console 50 cm away from the vhf itself and therefore i need to make a new waterproof connection on the console. Since all the wiring connections on the VHF are inside the box of the IC-M411 itself, i reckon i need to find a 'creative solution' for this connection, i.e. cutting the wire etcetera.
Does anybody have any experience with the wiring of the microphone? would for example an 8 pole round connection or a RJ45 connection (like the motorola radios have) be 'hobbied' on to it?
any feedback appreciated!