Amplifiers - risk of hot switching

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Apparently some radios (especally ICOM and some TENTec) have an unkey problem where the radio continues to put out power after the amplifier is unkeyed.  This can cause hot-switching of the amplifier relays when unkeying.  Do the new 6000 series transceivers exhibit this "unkeying" problem?
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Mack McCormick, Elmer

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Doug,

No they do not send RF after unkeying. I've confirmed this via a soope trace. Your amp will be safe.

73,

Mack
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Thanks Mack, that's very reassuring!

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