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VIC Remote PTT Switch

Post by Augi » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:12 pm

I've been wanting to go hands-free with my VIC-3 for a while now and the idea of a foot switch to key the radio I think is perfect. Unfortunately I couldn't find ANY info at all relating to what the switch looks like in tanks, so I had to come up with my own solution.

It's a pretty straight forward project because all you have to do to key the radio is to wire up a momentary switch to short two pins in the PTT connector (bottom right) on the FFCS.
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The mating connector for the VIC-3 is a M83723/75W0803N, which is a less common type that is more waterproof than regular Amphenol circular connectors. I bought mine new for too much money, but then I discovered that the "cap" on the VIC-1 crew boxes designed for the Abrams with the PTT port behind the volume control knob is actually not a cap, it's this connector.

For the momentary switch I chose the starter switch out of a MUTT. It's rated for like 100a, which is major overkill, but it's also designed to be stepped on by an angry booted foot, which is what I really care about.

To hold it, I designed a new sheet metal kick panel to replace the one that protects the high-beam switch. It is a bit wider and has mounting holes for the starter switch.
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The wires connect to the starter switch with ring terminals.
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Re: VIC Remote PTT Switch

Post by 86humv » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:14 pm

There ain't no pic's ?
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Re: VIC Remote PTT Switch

Post by Augi » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:01 pm

How about now?

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Re: VIC Remote PTT Switch

Post by 86humv » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:20 pm

Ahhhh, so thats the switch....was wondering what was going it that hole.
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Re: VIC Remote PTT Switch

Post by Urban Camo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:09 pm

I still see nothing


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Re: VIC Remote PTT Switch

Post by 86humv » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:49 pm

They were there yesterday.
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Re: VIC Remote PTT Switch

Post by jake-cutter » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:40 am

86humv wrote:They were there yesterday.
Not showing now. I was reading your post yesterday and was wondering what you were seeing.
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Re: VIC Remote PTT Switch

Post by Augi » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:48 pm

Ok I think I fixed them. Google changed the way they are handling my photos now and they made direct linking difficult. If I am logged into my account on the computer, the pictures show up. Since you guys are not me, they don't. It makes it difficult to troubleshoot.

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Re: VIC Remote PTT Switch

Post by GPW43 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:47 am

Urban Camo wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:09 pm
I still see nothing
pictures are there; you have something going on your end.
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