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CardinalFJ60 08-20-2011 03:01 PM

ft-2500 mic issues or radio issue?
As K0NAK AND KD0PJK can verify, I've got an issue with my ebay ft-2500 mic or radio.

RX is fine, I can program the radio, the mic keys light the LED when pressed and work properly, although I apparently can't direct enter freq. with this radio. just for DTMF. bummer.

when I key the mic on a repeater, it'll reply (Oh. triple J, how nice for you to reply. :thumb: but it's as though the mic portion no workie. It's just opening up with no voice. :confused: Anyone have an ft-2500 mic I could test out? (uh...that's you perry. ;) ) it's the MH-27.

I can only assume the radio is functioning properly.

maybe I messed with some settings - the manual hasn't helped yet. :confused:

daveIT 08-21-2011 10:05 AM

I had a similar issue with my FT-2900R. I was able to talk fine the first night and then I went and programmed a bunch of channels and nobody was replying to me. I had the freq, offset and PL/CTSS code set correctly, but I did not have the Squelch Type turned on. I changed that from OFF to TONE and I could transmit again.

Good luck and I hope to hear you out there!


Inukshuk 08-21-2011 11:28 AM

Boy, I hope my radio did not fry your mic!

I just keyed my radio without antenna and same problem - it still shuts off and cycles on.

CardinalFJ60 08-21-2011 07:31 PM

hmm...I'll keep checking it out.
Daniel - no worries thanks for thinkin' of me...different mic, different radio. that setup is still fine. :thumb:

I'll double check the settings on the radio, it really could be that simple of setting to tone instead of Off. the tricky piece is that K0NAK wtinessed that issue on simplex. weird. I hope it's in the mic and not the radio...this will be set up for APRS.

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