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Vertex VX-5500 Front Speaker

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aaronroth

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I have a 5500 and whenever I plug in a rear speaker, the front speaker stops working. It doesn't matter if I have the radio set to front, rear or front and rear, only the rear speaker works.

Any idea if this is a problem with the radio, or if I'm doing something wrong with the programming? I e-mailed vertex, but they have yet to respond.

Thanks for the help.
 

dj25705

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There is mechanical switch built in the external speaker jack. This is the normal operation for most of vertex radios. The good news there is a very easy way to fix and mod the radio so the internal and external speakers work at the same time.

All you need to do is add a solder jumper on J2004 pin 1 and 2 on the main control board.
 

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