Keying relay in amplifier

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Everything on my 6500 seems to be working great except for keying my Alpha 8410 amplifier. I put an ohm meter across the keying line which is plugged into TX1, and when I switch to tune or key the xciever it does not appear to close. Am I correct that TX1, 2, and 3 are what I should be using?

Thanks Marv W0ZK
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philip.theis, Elmer

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An ohm meter across the keying line will not work, you need to put a high impedance voltage (series resistance to DC) on the line and watch the voltage when the line is keyed. The output is an open collector and there is a limit to the amount of current that can be driven through it (500 ma I believe)
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DE Marv W0ZK
I stumbled onto my problem keying my amplifier. The brochure that I have been looking at since Dayton 2012, showed TX1, TX2, and TX3 as being on the lowest row of RCA jack and were white. I discovered that these have been moved to the upper row and are now red. I also discovered that these changes are now reflected in the QuickStart Guide which comes with the 6500. So, shame on me and shame on Flex! Take your choice HI!

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Marv,

Glad you got this issue resolved, and for the update to the posting. Enjoy the new radio.

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