New VIC-1 / VIC-3 Intercom to Civvy Radio Adapter Design

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New VIC-1 / VIC-3 Intercom to Civvy Radio Adapter Design

Post by Augi » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:08 am

After making a bunch of cellphone only adapters that don't pass the PTT signal that a radio would need to operate I decided to design and build a prototype adapter that allows you to connect ham radios in addition to cellphones to the VIC intercoms. The audio paths are selectable between 300 and 600ohms nominal which I expect will work with most ham radios, but being just a guy on the internet can't promise anything specifically. I don't have the time or radios to research or test even a fraction of what exists out there.

My new board hides in plain sight by replacing the guts of a VIC-1 C2298 crew box and it allows you to connect any combination of two radios or cellphones to your VIC system.

The audio and the PTT signals are all protected by a 750V isolation barrier so the 24V system will play nice with 12V and lower electronics.

There are a lot more and more expensive components here so I'll probably have to find a company to stuff the boards, plus I have to find a source of C2298 boxes. Because of that think these will probably be in the neighborhood of $300 if I make a batch of 20ea.

I will supply a pair of mating U229 connectors but the end user will have to provide their own radio-side connectors and assemble the cables and get their own cables to go between the adapter box and VIC head unit.

Please reply and tell me if there is any interest in these boxes. If I get a strong response I will start looking for parts.

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Re: New VIC-1 / VIC-3 Intercom to Civvy Radio Adapter Design

Post by Eodguy02 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:23 am

So if I understand this correctly you’ll be making an adapter to hook into the Vic 1 & Vic 3 system that will allow for a ham radio to be connected to the radio input? Also wasn’t able to see pictures could you text them to me? 8315956642

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Re: New VIC-1 / VIC-3 Intercom to Civvy Radio Adapter Design

Post by FKAM » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:08 am

I'm interested. I also can not see your images.
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Re: New VIC-1 / VIC-3 Intercom to Civvy Radio Adapter Design

Post by Augi » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:46 am

OK I think I fixed the pictures.

If enough people want these I will do a run. I have to purchase all the parts in bulk to get the price down to where it makes sense, so I need to make 20 of them in one shot.

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Re: New VIC-1 / VIC-3 Intercom to Civvy Radio Adapter Design

Post by Eodguy02 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:10 pm

Throw me on your list, I’m interested


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Post by Eodguy02 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:12 pm

And now that I can see the pictures it make more sense.

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Re: New VIC-1 / VIC-3 Intercom to Civvy Radio Adapter Design

Post by OwlofDarkness » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:22 pm

Would you be interested in selling just your board without the 229 connectors or C2298 box? Maybe just the connectors on the board like your previous versions have? I have been messing with the box I bought off you previously in an attempt to do just what you speak of. (Adding RX/TX)

I already have a custom box with all my 12v wiring in it and have left some of the 19 pin radio connectors to connect to my VIC-3, so I would rather not have another box or connectors that I don't plan to use.

I'm not good with circuitry, but connectors and soldering make sense to me. Figured it might cut out a lot of the cost if i didn't need all that hardware.

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Post by blhar15 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:56 am

I would be interested in several of these.

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Re: New VIC-1 / VIC-3 Intercom to Civvy Radio Adapter Design

Post by RockHillWill » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:58 am

I am certainly interested in following this as well.

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Re: New VIC-1 / VIC-3 Intercom to Civvy Radio Adapter Design

Post by Eodguy02 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:51 pm

I know this is in the works but if I were able to provide you a VIC3 Lite crew box would you be able to do the same thing with that? Would love to see it in that form.

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Re: New VIC-1 / VIC-3 Intercom to Civvy Radio Adapter Design

Post by DainGerous » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:28 pm

Would be interested in two VIC1 models.

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