Bumping an old thread here.
My old Delcom handheld has developed a mechanical switching fault so I'm looking at the Yaesu FTA-550L as a lowest cost replacement. I want to use it in the air with a headset and a remote PTT switch, single place, no intercom.
The manual has this diagram indicating that a PTT switch can be used, presumably between the headset mic jack and the headset adaptor socket, but gives no other detail.
I know remote PTT switches can be bought and velcro'd in place but thats a lot of curly wire, jacks and sockets in a small cockpit. Also, the last one I had eventually fell apart. So, would a simple, single pole, momentary switch work OK or would more electronic complication be necessary? Can anyone provide a diagram for home building a remote PTT switch?