BTECH APRS-K1 Audio Cable BTECH, BaoFeng, Kenwood, Rugged Radios, and AnyTone Radio


P/N: APRS-K1: Multi-Function Universal Audio Interface Cable – Supports APRSpro, APRSDroid – Android & iOS Compatible – Supports BTECH, BaoFeng, TYT, Wouxun, AnyTone, Kenwood, and More

A Multipurpose TRRS/APRS Cable for Seamless Audio Interfacing

The BTECH APRS-K1 Cable is more than a cable, it’s your key to unlock the expansive world of Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS). Effortlessly transforming your existing radio equipment into an APRS ready device, the APRS-K1 Cable is perfect for amateur radio enthusiasts wanting to dive into real-time transmission of positions and other critical data.

Key Features of the APRS-K1 Cable

Automatic Audio Adjustment: Featuring a custom circuit board, the APRS-K1 auto-adjusts the audio for clear packet transmissions, eliminating the need for manual adjustments. This ensures reliable and effortless APRS transmissions.

Over-Modulated Signal Protection: The cable is crafted to guard your devices from strong over-modulated signals, ensuring damage prevention and a smooth APRS experience.

Expanded Functionality

Beyond APRS, the APRS-K1 Cable serves as an interface gateway, adding a variety of features to your radio. Easily record radio conversations, set up VOX for incoming audio from various sources, or use the cable to broadcast messages over an intercom or speaker system from your handheld radio.

Universal Compatibility

The cable is compatible with Kenwood K1 Accessory Dual Pin Radios, including: BaoFeng, BTECH, Kenwood, AnyTone, Wouxun, TYT, and all phones, tablets, computers, or audio accessories with 3.5mm Audio In/Out Ports.

The BTECH APRS-K1 Cable is truly a universal audio interface solution, bridging the gap between your radio equipment and the world of over-the-air communication.

Understanding the Plug Types on the BTECH APRS-K1 Cable

Kenwood K1 Accessory Slot Plug: This plug allows for compatibility with radios that use the highly popular Kenwood K1 accessory standard. This encompasses hundreds of models including BaoFeng, BTECH, Kenwood, Wouxun, and TYT, making the cable a universal accessory for all your radio communication needs.

3.5mm Audio In/Out Plug: This plug is designed for integration with a broad spectrum of phones, tablets, and computers that use the standard 3.5mm Audio In/Out Ports. This feature enhances the cable’s versatility, allowing you to quickly connect your devices and start using APRS or other functionalities right away.

Maximizing Versatility with the TRRS Reversing Adaptor

The BTECH APRS-K1 Cable is a paragon of adaptability and functionality, and one crucial component that amplifies these features is the included TRRS Reversing Adaptor.

Universal Compatibility: The TRRS (Tip-Ring-Ring-Sleeve) reversing adaptor allows the APRS-K1 Cable to be compatible with a wider variety of devices. It accommodates both CTIA and OMTP standard devices, which differ in the arrangement of microphone and ground contacts on the plug. This means you can use the same cable for devices from different manufacturers without worrying about compatibility issues.

Versatile Uses of the BTECH APRS-K1 Cable: A Universal Audio Interface Solution

The BTECH APRS-K1 Cable is a comprehensive solution that takes your radio communication to the next level. Its versatility shines across a variety of use-cases, making it an indispensable tool for both amateur and professional radio enthusiasts.

Whether you are an amateur radio hobbyist looking to explore the APRS world or a professional seeking an efficient and versatile interface solution for your radio equipment, the BTECH APRS-K1 Cable is the universal tool that has you covered.

  • APRS Communication: Transform your regular radio equipment into an APRS-ready system. Transmit and receive location information, messages, and telemetry data in real time.
  • Radio Conversation Recording: Connect the cable to any line-in recording device for effortless recording of radio conversations.
  • Mic-In Connector: Utilize VOX on your radio to accept incoming audio from various sources, including Push-to-talk applications on a phone or Line-out applications from a computer.
  • Broadcasting Over Speaker Systems: Connect the cable to an intercom or speaker system and easily broadcast messages over a wider area using your handheld radio.

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