I just did a quick search on the internet, and the cheapest I was able to find a Kenwood PG-5F extension cable kit was $64.95…. Which by the way would come with an extra power cord, I wouldn’t even need.
Wait, what? $65 dollars for some short lengths of cable and some ferrites & couplers? No thanks…
Luckily, Kenwood’s cables can be easily recreated, because they use the standard RJ-45 connector found on the ends of most CAT networking cables. STP (shielded twisted pair) is a bit harder to find than UTP (unshielded twisted pair) due to the cost of STP. The RJ-45 couplers were about a buck each, and I already had the snap on ferrites.
I tested it out on all power settings and got no reports of weird audio, or rf bleeding through onto my signal like some others have reported, and I have still yet to replace the mic cable with STP, rather than UTP. Maybe STP wasn’t even needed? I figured using shielded cables in any kind of RF situation is the way to go anyways. Hoping to shorten the lengths of CAT cable once I find someone with a RJ-45 networking tool. Check out the video here: