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Unlocking problem One of my radios is blocked and no matter how long i hold the menu button down it wont unlock.

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You might just need to press it harder

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To program the radio:
1) Hold in the MON button and the PTT while turning the radio on, continue to hold the buttons in until the radio quits making noise.

2) Press the MENU button one time, this will take you to your FREQ. After selecting your FREQ

3) Press the MENU button again, select your CODE, press the menu button again

4) You will begin to walk through the other settings possible for the radio at each press of the menu button. Here are what you will see in no particular order:

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4b) A circle with a slash through it: This is your scramble feature. If you choose zero you have no scrambling.

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4e) A face with wavy lines in front: This is mic gain. The normal setting is 2. However, if you have a soft or gruff voice you might want to choose 1 or 3 to compensate for the distortion heard on the other end.

4f) CA: This is call alert, which will cause a ring before you speak to alert the other radios users they have a call.

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