Brand spankin new guy here. Are you able to key the mic through the software?

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Ordered my Flex 6400 on 2/25/18, Im getting all my ducks in a row because I know I got a while before I get it.  Chomping at the bit.  Anyways getting my mic/headset/PTT setup squared away and I was wondering if your able to key up the radio using a button in the software?  Specifically, I have a gaming keyboard that can be programed with macros and was hoping to assign a hotkey to the PTT button in the software.  I scanned the manuals and couldn't find anything really and its likely so obvious that they didn't waste the ink to state it.  I know VOX is an option I just want to have a hard key for PTT on the keyboard and save a few bucks by not having to buy the RCA jack  PTT for the backside plug.  I saw references to  hotkeys in older posts for older Flexradios and was just hoping that something has been implanted specifically for the 6400. 

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It's called the MOX button 
PTT switch's can be built for about $10.00 depending on the switch you use. 
Well worth it in my book, the MOX get's old very quickly
If you have a OLD Video / Audio cable with RCA jacks on it from an OLD VCR  then you have the wire and the connector you need, just have to add a Momentary N.O. Switch.
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You could send an API command via a batch file to the radio via the network to make it happen. Maybe even a Cat command. Just thinking out loud.
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Thanks folks.
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Or click on mox once on and off, after that you can key the radio with the space bar.