10-05-2011, 02:51 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2011
My first thought was that you burned something up from someone transmitting without an antenna connected, but now you say it will transmit -it may be your mic that is bad. The 642/742/942 Kenwoods were known to have the mic buttons go out. You can open it up and re-solder a new push to talk button or just replace the mic.
I have replaced several push to talk buttons in the last few years, it is simple if you have basic soldering skills.
You may want to borrow a friends mic first and try it and see if that is you problem.
Good luck, it a great radio don't just shelf it.