CC-1-XLR-Y-BAL Cable has a 1/4 inch plug for keying rig, but will key (HELP)

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The cable I purchased from Flex CC-1-XLR-Y-BAL for my PR-40 works fine for audio on my 6300 but I do not understand why I can not key the rig with my Heil push button trnasmit switch. I used a Volt Ohm meter on the MALE plug on the Heil push button keyer and its working. 

This is my cabin 6300 that I have taken home while my home 6300 is going into Flex for some repairs. At my cab it keyed just fine through the front mic jack with a different cable. (that cable setup is still at the cabin waiting from this rig to come back). I purchased the new cable to go directly into the front of the rig. I had always used my home Flex through the computer for audio but I was wanting to go direct into the front like I do at the cabin so I could get better audio now that the rig is going to be where I operate at.

I am scratching my head (I do not have much hair to spare) wondering whey there would be a female 1/4" jack but not have it set up. I am wondering if they have not changed it? This hand push to talk switch is a little old and its a 2 conductor plug. Could this cable's female 1/4" plug be a 3 conductor using tip and the second pin instead of tip and ground? I can cut this plug off and wire in a 3 conductor easy enough but I do not want to unless that is what is needed. 

Thanks for any help anyone can send my way. 
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Thanks for the help, I got it figured out or at least working. I was reading the book and found I can key the Flex 6300 from the back on a RCA jack labeled PTT. I made a adapter and now my Heil hand push to talk switch works just fine. I still think the adapter that I purchased from Flex had a problem and yes it does have the Orange band on the XLR plug that goes into the mic. The one of the good things about Flex is there is always someone willing to help out with a little information.
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