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Cobra PR 260

I have a pair of cobra pr260 2 way radios and i get no distance out of themi go about 2 houses away. the sounde even within 20 feet of eachother is also very distorted. can anyone help me?
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Dear sir,
Try to operate in channel 1~7 , keep the maximum range extender button pressed for 5 seconds u will hear 2 beeps sounds. If it works Ok or else u need to change your Radio antennae

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