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HT1250 Public safety mic question

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mna13

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Hi everyone, new to the forums. I was wondering if I could use the public safety mic (RMN5076A) on my HT1250 without an antenna on the mic, just the one on the radio. I guess basically my question is, can I use the PSM as a regular speaker mic?

Thanks for any help. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place. Completely new to online forums, it took me a few minutes just to figure out how to start a new post...
 

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No, the RF connector (on the PSM) would be directly in the way. It's meant to be connected to an RF adapter in place of the antenna.
 

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Thanks for your help. So this PSM does not require the antenna on the radio? The funny thing is I spoke with Motorola tech support last week and they said I need both antennas installed at once. Does that sound right to you?
 

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Got it. Thank you so much for your help! Good to know that there's still a lively and supportive amateur radio community out there.
 

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You're welcome. I have to deal with Motorola tech support quite a lot through my work and it's sad sometimes the answers they give me!
 
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