With SmartSDR v1.6, can N3FJP Contest S/W's Voice Keyer work in conjunction with a Heil ProSet Headset on the Balanced Input of a FLEX-6500?

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With SmartSDR v1.6, can N3FJP Contest Software's Voice Keyer work in conjunction with a Heil ProSet Headset on the Balanced Input of a FLEX-6500? I can get the voice keyer portion working with the FLEX-6500 using the "PC" mic input function but then I have to switch back to the "BAL" mic input to use the headset. Is there a way to have both connected and work similar to the N1MM capability where you do not need to switch mic inputs? Or is it still a N3FJP software limitation where it cannot access the virtual sound card's output as stated in earlier threads using SmartSDR v1.5? This should be applicable to all FLEX-6000 series radios. Thanks in advance (TIA) for any help/advice that you can offer! 73, Dave K4EET
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Rev. David E. Hamm, K4EET

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SmartSDR is designed so that you can do but voice keying and use the mic interleaved.  The way this works is:

1. Setup DAX for the voice keying.  It will need to use a "software" key meaning that PTT needs to be initiated through CAT
2. Have your other microphone wired to the MIC or RCA PTT inputs on the radio.

Normally, the radio will use DAX for audio provided the PTT is from a software source.  When you key a microphone, however, the microphone will override the DAX input and take precedence.  I see no reason why this would not work for N3FJP, but I've not tested it there.  You will also have to have the correct MIC selected in SmartSDT, of course.