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Ring tone thingy

Do not want the little chirp to sound when I key the mike. Cannot seem to get it off one radio has it off and the other I cannot figure out. Please help. Thaks

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Setting and Transmitting Call Tones
Your radio can transmit different call tones to other radios in your group so you can alert them that you want to talk.
To set a call tone:
1. With the radio on, press MENU 3 times. The current call tone setting flashes and displays.
2. Press + or - to change and hear the call tone.
3. Press MENU or PTT to set the new call tone or turn feature off.

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