Does the head phone jack have RF protection?

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I was talking to someone yesterday that was getting RF into his head phone jack, he was not on a Flex,,but does Flex have protection?
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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The ground is grounded in the headphone jack.  If RF currents are using it as an ingress point, then those currents are looking for a path to a lower ground potential.  If they have nowhere to go, they stay in the radio.

RF via the headphone jack is a very rare thing for Flex radios (I cannot remember one incident of it).