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Vertex 350's External Jack disabling Function Keys ?

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Shillman996

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Hello everyone ! I am programming a Vertex Standard 354 with the CE86 Software. I just purchased a speaker mic for my Vertex and now whenever I plug the speaker mic in to Vertex the ABCD and two side programmable function buttons disable ? How do I fix this in the software ? Thanks for the help in advance !
 

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We have a forum dedicated to Vertex. I've moved your thread there. In the future please read the forum titles, their descriptions and take a few extra seconds to look over the other forums to make sure you're posting to the right place. The wrong place may result in your post being deleted or ignored for help.
 

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Since no one else has jumped in here with a specific reason for your problem, I'll give it a shot. While I do have several Vertex radios (VX-180, VX-354, and VX-459 all three in both UHF and VHF), I've never seen that particular problem with them. I have, however seen a similar problem with their first cousin (Yaesu) radios.
I know you said your mic was new, but check to make sure it is working correctly. If you have another Vertex radio that is compatible with that mic, check it on that radio.
I've seen both the external microphones and the programming cables disable the keyboard and radio functions on Yaesu radios. The microphones usually turn out to be after market, and the programming cables usually are not plugged in correctly, but both can lock up a radio. Sometimes they even put the radios into transmit, and the only way to clear the transmit is to shut off the radio.

Hope this helps.

WA2CHJ
 
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