John, I’m sure it is possible. I’ve made an adapter for my Heil Gold Elite microphone (which I love!) for the KX3. This Heil had the Kenwood cable which has a Cat 6 RJ-45 connector which needed an adapter into the three-ring mini-plug. Cost all of $4.75 and about 20-minutes. Hell has a pin list for every microphone on its web site, and the Elecraft folks can give you the pin designation for the mini-plug which, if I remember, is simply element/PTT/ground. The Gold Elite is a hand held with a PTT switch.
On Thu,1/1/2015 9:17 AM, David Ahrendts wrote:
> I’m sure it is possible.
Yes. The K3 and KX3 work very well with virtually any decent mic. All
that is needed is a properly wired connector adapter. Just pull out the
documentation for the mic and the K3, see what pins are connected to the
mic on each end, dig out the connectors, pull out your soldering iron,
and make the adapter. I buy ham mic connectors at ham flea markets and
keep a few in the junk box. I buy audio connectors from Full Compass
(near Madison, WI).
If I had to adapt from an RJ45, I would buy a pre-made cable with the
RJ45 connector, cut off the other end, and install the mic connector for