SignaLink "Plug & Play" Jumper Modules

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Our "Plug & Play" jumper modules plug into the SignaLink in place of the jumper wires that you would normally use to configure the unit for your radio.  This greatly simplifies installation and completely eliminates the possibility of installing the jumper wires incorrectly.  Swapping radios is also easier, as you simply unplug one module and plug in another as needed when you change radio cables.  All  jumper modules are compatible with the SignaLink USB, and most will also work with the older SignaLink and SL-1+.  Modules are currently available for the most popular radio configurations, and new modules for other configurations will be added soon.  Be sure to see the Installation Instructions and Common Questions below.


 


  Which jumper module do I need for my radio?

Please check the list below to find the module that will work with your radio.  If you are not sure which module you need, then please feel free to contact our Sales Staff by telephone or email, and they will assist you.

 

Part Number Description
SLMOD6PM This jumper module is compatible with virtually all ICOM, Kenwood and Yaesu radios that have a 6-pin mini-DIN Data Port.  For a list of compatible radios please click here.

NOTE:  This jumper module also works with our new SLCABHTW radio cable for HTs.

SLMOD8PD This jumper module is compatible with virtually all ICOM radios that have an 8-pin DIN Accy Port.  For a list of compatible radios please click here.

NOTE: This module is for ICOM radios only.  It cannot be used with other radio brands (Ten-Tec, etc.) even if they use the same type of connector.

SLMOD13I This jumper module is compatible with virtually all ICOM radios that have a 13-pin Accy Port.  For a list of compatible radios please click here.
SLMOD13K This jumper module is compatible with virtually all KENWOOD radios that have a 13-pin Accy Port.  For a list of compatible radios please click here.

NOTE:  This module works with the SignaLink USB only.  It is physically too tall to fit inside the older SignaLink SL-1+ model "as is", although some customers have trimmed the PTT jumper leads to make it fit.
SLMODK3 This jumper module is compatible with our rear panel Elecraft K3 radio cable only (p/n SLCABK3, SLUSBK3, or SL1+K3).
SLMODKX3 This jumper module is compatible with our Elecraft KX3 radio cable only (p/n SLCABKX3, SLUSBKX3, or SL1+KX3).
SLMOD5PD This jumper module is compatible with virtually all Yaesu and Ten-Tec radios that have a 5-pin DIN Accy / Packet portIt is also compatible with the 8-pin DIN Accy / Packet Port of the Ten-Tec Eagle, Orion, and Orion II only.  For a list of compatible radios please click here.
SLMOD8RI This jumper module is compatible with virtually all ICOM radios that use an 8-pin round type Mic jack.  For a list of compatible radios please click here.
SLMOD8RK This jumper module is compatible with virtually all KENWOOD and Alinco radios that use an 8-pin round type Mic jack.  For a list of compatible radios please click here.
SLMOD8RY This jumper module is compatible with virtually all YAESU radios that use an 8-pin round type Mic jack.  For a list of compatible radios please click here.
SLMODHT This jumper module works with our p/n SLUSBHTY and SLCABHTY for use with some Yaesu HTs.

 

Installation Instructions

The installation of the of the Plug & Play jumper modules is very simply, but you need to be careful that you don't bend any of the pins, or they may break off and become stuck inside the SignaLink's socket.  You should not have any trouble if you are just the slightest bit careful, but please note that broken pins and/or any damage to the jumper module or the SignaLink as a result of broken pins, is not covered under warranty (see note below).  Also, before installing any jumper module, please verify that you are installing the correct module for the radio and/or radio cable you will be using (see part numbers shown above!).  It is possible to damage your radio and/or the SignaLink by installing the wrong jumper module, or by installing it backwards, so please check carefully before proceeding.  The header pins used on all jumper modules are small and relatively sharp, so be careful that you don't stick a finger!

NOTE:  Each jumper module is carefully inspected before being packaged and shipped to insure that all pins are straight and the module is in perfect mechanical condition.  We use only high quality gold-plated pin strip header, and the header is designed specifically to plug into the machined socket on the SignaLink circuit board repeatedly.  However, it is important that the pins do not become bent during installation or removal of the module, or they may break and become lodged in the SignaLink's socket.  This is NOT covered under warranty and you would need to return the SignaLink to the factory to have the socket replaced, as well as purchase a new jumper module.

 

Common questions

 


I have an IC-7000, FT-450, or an IC-746PRO and am using a resistor in place of the SignaLink's "Mic" jumper wire.  Can I use the SLMOD6PM jumper module?

We have received enough feedback on these radios now to know that they do NOT need the resistor if you follow the suggestions on our troubleshooting page carefully. If you are currently using a resistor with your radio and would like to use the SLMOD6PM jumper module instead, then we suggest that you replace the resistor with the normal jumper wire and confirm that our suggestions work to your satisfaction before ordering.


Are the plug & play jumper modules compatible with all SignaLink models?

Except for the SLMOD13K jumper module, all of the plug & play jumper modules for Data and Accy Ports are compatible with the SignaLink USB and SignaLink SL-1+.  The SLMOD13K jumper module will not work with the SL-1+ because it is physically too tall to fit in the case, although it is possible to cut the PTT jumper pins down to make it fit.  Note that the original SignaLink SL-1 works with Mic jacks only, and cannot be used with Data or Accy Ports.


Do the plug & play jumper modules supply power for the older SL-1+?

SLMOD6PM - Power is never available with this jumper module since it is not provided on the 6-pin mini-DIN Data Port connector of any radio.

SLMOD8PD - On this module the "PWR" pin is connected to the appropriate pin on the radio connector so that power to the SignaLink SL-1+ is supplied by the radio.  External power should NOT be applied to the SignaLink SL-1+ when using this module.

SLMOD13I - On this module the "PWR" pin is connected to the appropriate pin on the radio connector so that power to the SignaLink SL-1+ is supplied by the radio.  External power should NOT be applied to the SignaLink SL-1+ when using this module.

SLMOD13K - Power is never available with this jumper module since it is not provided on the Accy Port connector of any Kenwood radio.

SLMODK3 - Power is never available with this jumper module since it is not provided on the connectors used.

SLMODKX3 - Power is never available with this jumper module since it is not provided on the connectors used.

SLMOD5PD - Power is never available with this jumper module since it is never provided on the Accy / Packet Port connector of any Ten-Tec or Yaesu radio.

SLMOD8RI - This module has a "PWR" jumper that can be installed if power is provided by your radio (check your radio manual).  External power should NOT be applied to the SignaLink if the PWR jumper is installed.

SLMOD8RK - This module has a "PWR" jumper that can be installed if power is provided by your radio (check your radio manual).  External power should NOT be applied to the SignaLink if the PWR jumper is installed.

SLMOD8RY - Power is never available with this jumper module since sufficient power is not provided on the Mic connector of any Yaesu radio.

SLMODHT - Power is never available with this jumper module since it is not provided on the connectors used.

SIGNALINK USB USERS - As noted in our documentation, the SignaLink USB is always powered by the computer's USB connection so it NEVER needs external power.


Will you have plug & play jumper modules available for other configurations?

We are considering releasing plug & play jumper modules for other configurations (RJ-45 Mic, HTs, etc.).  These will be announced on the What's New? page and added here as soon as they are available. 

 


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