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EF Johnson 51SL ES (5100) Display/non-keypad -> Full Keypad & Tx Inhibit options

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Jan 18, 2003
Land of mixed mode digital comms
Looking to upgrade my 51 SL ES portable from a display with 6 button to a full keypad version.

I know that you will need to change the case as well as select Full Keypad and possibly making the change in the upgrade flasher. However is that all or does more things needs to take place.

Finally, in regards to Tx inhibit options, in particular on a trunked system, can the following set-up exist: PTT to the system be locked-out so you CANNOT use the radios PTT but ONLY the PTT on a speaker/microphone. I am being told that this IS possible but I cannot find that anywhere in the programming software.
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