TX1, TX2 PTT not working with DXEngineering Mag Loop power inserter

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My 6500 is connected to a DXEngineering (Pixel) amplified Mag Loop antenna.  The antenna power inserter has a 'key' connector to turn off the antenna preamp when the transmitter is keyed.  The voltage on the TX1 and TX2 connectors moves from just above 0 volts to about .6V when the transmitter is keyed.  This voltage is below the threshold to turn off the preamp.

I believe the TX1 connection used to unkey the preamp.  Is the 6500 working correctly?

Thanks, Ron / K2RAS
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Ron

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Posted 2 months ago

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Dwayne - NA6US

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In your Transmit Profile, have you enabled the port?
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Ron

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That was it!  I don't do much with profiles, I never saw the matrix screen before. 
Thanks, Ron
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Pat - WH6HI

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The tx set up is part of basic set up and would be remembered by the radio, even if you did not have a dedicated profile set up.