Doing an Originate into Meetme Fails

I have an issue where I try to do an Originate from a Local Channel (that points to a SIP endpoint) [with the switch /n] into the meetme application in the dialplan. As soon as the meetme is created, the call automatically drops. This fails on Asterisk 1.6.0 1.6.1 and 1.6.2. I notice when I don’t put the ‘n’ switch it works. (However I need the n switch in order to be able to see the Local channels in the AMI events and not disappear.)
Please help anyone and this is critical for me.