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Remote power off

I understand the part about shorting the remote jack but what I do not understand is how it works. I want to remote install my 6400, I do not want the power supply running 24/7 and I have a wi fi switch to turn it off. But, my understanding is you should not power off the flex by turning off the power supply but rather with the switch on the radio, which is not possible in a remote install. Can someone explain the operation for me?

Best Answers


  • VA3MRJ
    VA3MRJ Member ✭✭

    My radio is not an M series. So, does opening and closing the contacts on the remote jack turn the radio on and off? For the time being I am operating local, will the radio turn on using the front panel switch if the shorting plug is not installed.

    Thankyou for walking me though this, I am having a mental block.

  • VA3MRJ
    VA3MRJ Member ✭✭

    Many thanks, very clear now.

  • Rick N4RZ
    Rick N4RZ Member ✭✭

    Can I assume this method of turning the radio on and off would also be good for an M series radio if the power supply is always turned on?

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Yes, if the DC power is always on then you can just use the Remote On jack to turn the radio on & off without delay. The delay on M series radios is only between turning ON DC, then either pressing power button or Remote On jack.

    Dave wo2x

  • Rick N4RZ
    Rick N4RZ Member ✭✭

    Great! Thanks Dave!

  • K1ESE
    K1ESE Member ✭✭

    If you have a remote 6600 and need a factory reset is it really necessary to pull the powerpole out of the back of the radio?

    Is it ok to turn the radio off with Remote On/Off, wait 2 minutes, turn off the power supply outlet, wait 30 seconds, turn on the power supply outlet, and wait 2 minutes before starting the radio?

    Also is there a way to simulate holding the radio's ON button in long enough for it to change color?