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Poor man's way to plug a phone into intercom

Hey guys,
My son-in-law and I are too cheap to buy the blue tooth fancy wizzbang radio setups, and really only wanted to use phones on limited rides, mostly where we're solo. I figured out how to plug my Android type phone into the ChatterBox (his) and my Autocom. It cost me about $4, and it's not as slick as the expensive fixes, but it works.
If anyone's interested, I could do a quick write-up on what I did. Maybe it'd help someone else on a tightassed budget.
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Re: Poor man's way to plug a phone into intercom

Umm ... a $4 cable from your phone to your AutoCom?

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Actually, no, I lied. It cost me $4 to buy a two pack of plugs, so I made two cables for $4. Sorry about that, didn't mean to mislead you
I had some "stuff" laying around that I used, so saved a little money that way.
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Re: Poor man's way to plug a phone into intercom

It's pretty straightforward. Two 4-conductor (three-stripe) plugs and audio cable between them. The rear-most conductor goes to the second-rear conductor, and vice versa. The pin-outs are commonly available online. From the front, the conductors are:

Right speaker
Left speaker
Mic on Autocom end, ground on phone end
Ground on Autocom end, mic on phone end

I used a pair of cables from Radio Shack that had nice connectors already heat-sealed on the end and used very thin audio cable with a nice fabric sheath on it. Each cable was $7. Splice red to red, blue to blue, yellow to green, green to yellow.

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Re: Poor man's way to plug a phone into intercom

Carlos, I couldn't follow all of that, but how'd you solve the problem of the mic on various systems?
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