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Motorola Talkabout T6500 will not transmit.

I have a T6500 talkabout. It will not transmit. The other works great. I have tried it with my other two older Talkabouts and it will not transmit. Occasionally it will show some life but only briefly. If anyone has any ideas please email me. I have tried every channel and sub channel with no luck. There is no physical damage and they have never been wet. Thanks Rob

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Re: Motorola Talkabout T6500 will not transmit.

Are you sure the batteries are ok?, try to change the batery, check the radio battery contacts, verify if when you press the ptt, appear an icon on the display that correspond to TX function. Try to use an audio accesory to TX, if all this fail, you should replace it. Good luck

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Can't charge motorolla talkabout T6500 battery

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These little radios are are real problem when it comes to batteries.

Not only do they eat batteries, but due to requires numerous recharging, you soon burn the poor batteries out.

Motorola is a great brand, unfortunately these little radios are made in great mass under license in good old China for a cheap price, and in there lies the problem....

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I have answered numerous queries regarding this very problem with these battery munchers.

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Best advice is to buy a good 5 watt CB radio on ebay with charger, they're reasonably priced and if something goes amiss, there are definate fixes for them.

Sorry I could not give any other solution.


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No, the TalkAbout family radio service/GMRS radios and the CP100 business radio have no frequencies in common. Sorry.

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We are an event management company... Please tell me the price of Motorola Talkabout T6500 (7 Channels) 2-Way Radio, and how can i buy it. need 10 sets (5 pairs). does it needs any license??

The TalkAbout radios are license-free and operate on FRS/GMRS frequencies intended for family use. It is possible using them in a business situation may be outside of the license-free perimeters. You would need to check further on this through a licensing company or the FCC (

Here's a link to the user guide for the T6500.

Here's a link to the Motorola TalkAbout Store: The T6500 is not a current model, but the models shown would talk with it, and work similarly.

Here's a link to another vendor we have had success with They show the T6500 on their website for sale.

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Yes, other TalkAbout radios are compatible with the T6500. Most of this series of radios have the 14 FRS frequencies installed.

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