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TK-790 - Static when mic taken off-hook

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rbailey154

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I have a 790 im installing in one of our new ambulances, the truck was taken to a local kenwood dealer and programmed and installed. didn't pick it up, had a coworker go get it. after inspecting the job I noticed when you take the mic off its hanger I get open air static like the monitor button was pushed. hang up the mic it stops, the busy light on the head is lit solid. what is the problem and how do I fix it.
 

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I have a 790 im installing in one of our new ambulances, the truck was taken to a local kenwood dealer and programmed and installed. didn't pick it up, had a coworker go get it. after inspecting the job I noticed when you take the mic off its hanger I get open air static like the monitor button was pushed. hang up the mic it stops, the busy light on the head is lit solid. what is the problem and how do I fix it.
This probably should have gone in a new thread, but if nobody has answered the question yet, the easy answer is that the squelch setting needs to be reprogrammed higher.
Basically, when the mic is on the hook, its grounded and the radio is programmed to have tone squelch enabled. When you remove the mic, it disables tone squelch. Since the overall squelch is so low, you hear the carrier static.
 

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Posts moved to their own thread. Looks like we missed this when it was first posted. Might get a few more responses now that it's on its own with a proper title.
 
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