Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cary, NC, United States
Re: Communications System Help?
Thanks for the information guys. I was using my Nokia to debug my cable I created for my iPhone. Finally after many hours of trying I now have iPhone capabilities in my helmet via the communications system with a waterproof push button to control the answering and disconnecting of callers as well as play/pause/next song/prevous song, etc. I thought I would never get it working.
I have seen some products out there that just didn't quite put all the functionality together for the iPhone as if you were using the Apple standard headphones with the Microphone/button on a motorcycle. Of course, I may have just re-invented the wheel if there is one... LOL - Either way it was a great exercise.
Effectively what I have working now is the iPhone plays my music and provides the cell phone functionality through the cell phone 2.5mm jack. I am new to BMW motorcycles and I am still trying to learn the nuances of the communications system. I believe the cell phone input is a level 3 input but don't have my manual with me at the moment. That being said, if I am listening to music via the cell phone interface, I don't believe I will receive any CB/Intercom traffic due to them being at a lower precedence as in level 1 or level 2. Can anyone confirm that last statement? If that is correct, I will have to add in a auto-sensing circuit and connect the audio from the iPhone to the 3.5mm connector for the external audio source (MP3) and only patch the phone call audio and MIC over to the cell phone 2.5mm interface when a call is active. That way the level of precedence will not be broken by pumping the MP3 audio into the cell phone connector (2.5mm) thus keeping me from receiving the inbound CB/Intercom traffic when listening to my MP3 based music.
I am not able to get anyone to answer me on the CB yet. Any guidance on the Midland CB would be very welcome!!!
Thus far I have cell phone, radio/CD, and GPS working. Next stop, the CB and then on to a radar detector audio feed.
Thanks again everyone!
New K1200LT Owner (still learning about this bike)