Hey guys, I’m new here and new to the whole radio thing. Let’s just get down to business.
I am a MILSIM Airsofter. I don’t really feel like explaining what Airsoft is, but if you’d really like to know feel free to ask and I’ll give you the low down. Anyway, my role in airsoft requires the use of a radio. Sticking to the Milsim (Military Simulation) aspect of it, I plan on acquiring a functional REPLICA AN/PRC-148 MBTIR. These can be purchased from foreign distributors for great prices and they function quite well, from what I’ve heard anyways.
there is a link to the radio I plan on purchasing.
I plan on running a PTT system through the radio and into a headset such as a Comtac II or Sordin.
My question is this, with that particular radio (the one in the link), the PTT connection seems to resemble a 1/4in cable (such as an instrument cable, guitar cable, etc). It’s nearly impossible to find a PTT system (usable in a military style application) that has a 1/4in connector. Therefore I was thinking it may be possible to run a normal 1-pin motorola style PTT through a 3/4in to 1/4in adapter into the radio. But I have NO idea if this would work at all, I’m not savvy when it comes to radios by any means. Can anyone help me out here or point me in the right direction?? I’m really set on purchasing this style of radio (they make one with a 6pin connector that is MUCH more useful but it is currently unavailable everywhere I’ve looked).
Is it possible to run a Motorola Talkabout 1-Pin (3/4in) cable into an adapter (3/4in to 1/4in) and into this radio??
I’d really appreciate some feedback on this, I have not found ANYTHING on the internet at all about this so I don’t know where to start or where to look. Figured posting on a two way radio forum would be a good place to begin!!
Thanks ahead of time,
P.S. LINKS TO ITEMS I’m REFERRING TO!!