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Sub channels and how to turn them on

When i turn on the radio i notice that up in the top right hand corner there are lttle numbers so i asked a freind and they said that they were sub channels how do i turn them on

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Hi,

Beg to differ with your friend. Those small numbers are not sub-channels but rather are Interference Eliminator Codes. The represent what code is being used by the radio to eliminate other incoming transmission not with the same code (number). There could be similar radios working on the same channel/frequency, but if they do not have the same code then neither one would hear each other. This does not make a channel "private", rather it limits what one can hear on that channel to another radio with an identical setting of the code. In some Motorola models, pressing the Menu button until the small numbers/code flashes would enable them to be changed. To change, press the+ or - keys. Pressing the MON key or setting the code to Zero would enable the radio to receive and sound off all incoming signals with or without the code.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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