Amplifier Interface for Icom
An External "Relay in the Cable" interface fits Icom

by Bob W2ENY

The Icom 746 and 756 internal relay have low current contact ratings and becomes problematic in most shack conditions. This cable simply plugs into the accessory (ACC 1 or ACC 2) rear jack (DIN type) on the Icom 746 or 756.  Four feet of shielded cable and an RCA/Phono type plug fits to your amplifier.

This cable will also work as a buffer relay with the following Icoms: 725, 726, 728, 729, 735, 736, 737, 761, 765, 746 PRO, 756 Pro (I, II, III), 775, 781.

This package is compact and streamline, all components located inside the connectors. Unlike other solutions, there is no klunky external box and no need to apply other external power. Althought there's a relay inside the DIN connector, it looks like an ordinary cable.

For the technical types, the circuit uses voltages available on two pins of the radio's accessory jack for switching. The relay contacts are rated for 2 amps DC and 0.6 amps AC, more than sufficient for many amplifiers (Such as Heath SB220, Collins 30L1, 30S1, Henry 2K, Ameritron AL-80, Dentron GLA-1000, QRO, etc.).

I am using two of these right now, one each for my IC-756 and IC-746.

If you have an ICOM radio and an amplifier, this is what you need before it's too late!

$35 Complete
Payment by Personal check, Money Order gets free shipping, I also accept PayPal

Robert Langston
286 Hudson Street
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520

Here's a close up view of the interface: