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How to Connect a Mic Preamp Mixer & Equalizer to a Yaesu FT-1000D

Updated April 17, 2017

The Yaesu FT-1000D is a powerful transceiver that can pick up and play back an array of radio signals. If you want to capture some of these signals for your studio recording needs, you can connect the Yaesu FT-1000D to a mixer that contains both a graphic equaliser and microphone preamps. Locate the Yaesu FT-1000D’s sound output port and an available input port on your mic preamp and equaliser-enabled mixer to get started.

Determine the available input and output ports on both your Yaesu FT-1000D transceiver and mic preamp and graphic equaliser-enabled mixer. The Yaesu FT-1000D has a TRS audio output labelled as “EXT/SPKR.” Check your mixer to see if it has a TRS or XLR input, because this determines what kind of cable you will need. Use a TRS-to-TRS cable if the mixer has TRS input. Use a TRS-to-XLR cable if the mixer requires XLR input.

Insert the TRS end of the cable into the “EXT/SPKR” port on the back of your Yaesu FT-1000D.

Insert the other TRS end or the XLR end of the cable into an available “Line In” or “Input” port on your mixer.

Connect the Yaesu FT-1000D to power. Insert the AC power adaptor into the “AC” port on the back of the transceiver.

Things You'll Need

  • Yaesu FT-1000D
  • Mic preamp and graphic equaliser-enabled mixer
  • TRS-to-TRS or TRS-to-XLR cable
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