I was hit with a big arc of static from a metal door frame.
I was a little over a foot away. It stung pretty good, then my coworker told me I was transmitting.
My baofeng uv5r will not stop transmitting unless I turn it off. I turn it on and as soon as it boots it starts transmitting again.
All the buttons just make tones like a phone, but I can't get into menu or change channels or anything.
After a little while she says transmit overtime and cuts out, but I still can't unlock or access the menu.
I tried downloading with chirp but even that won't work. Vox is not on, and if I press the PTT button I can feel it click.
I tried a different battery too. De-soldering the PTT button doesn't solve the issue, either.