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Transmit no recieve

I read through the other entry's regarding the same problem I am, but I know its not the crystals or battery. As for the step on the private line or what ever, i have no instruction booklet and dont know what any of this means. Please help!! Mike

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I also tried to reach Columbia Telecommunications using their website Contact information and the call would not go through. (631) 501-5000 I wonder if they need a "bandwidth" or something and it is no longer available and that's why our units are no longer working. I plan to go to Best Buy to find out why I cannot contact them,...

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Re: transmit no recieve

Mike 2 things are needed to get 2 radios comunicated 1 channel, 2 the Squelch code, if both are the same in each radio (same chaennel and same code Ex. Ch 5 Code 22) the radios must to be comunicated. Press the menu key to change each of this features The Squelch code can be PL or DPL, no matter wich one are you using, just need to be the same.

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You have a poorly charged or bad battery. It takes more power to transmit than to receive. Usually the first thing you lose with a low, bad or poorly charged battery is transmit.

Try a known good battery in the radio. This should solve the problem. If not, check your battery contacts, as you may have one which is bad or not making good contact.

Clean your contacts with a pencil eraser to assure good connection with the charger.

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Three things come to mind:
1) The radio is receiving, hence the light, but you may have a different PL code than the other radio and it is muting the transmission. Check your programming to be certain both radios are programmed alike. The red light indicates activity on your frequency.
2) Your radio may have a problem with the receive side of the radio or a bad speaker.
3) The transmitting radio may have a problem with transmit. This can be a sign of a bad battery. Swap batteries and see if the problem moves to the other radio. If so, replace the battery. (It takes more energy to transmit than to receive, so loss of transmit is common with a bad battery.)
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I have a motrola cp110 that will recieve transmissions, but will not itself transmit. When i press and hold the transmit button, it lights to show that it should be transmitting, but does not transmit any...

Check your programming, and also check your battery. It will take more energy to transmit than to receive. Sometimes this is simply an indication of a bad battery. If this does not solve the problem, you might want to have your radio serviced. (Current flat rate repair is around $85 at dealers where this model is repaired.)

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I have a motorola rdv2020 and after a few minutes stops transmitting. You can see the recieving light come on with the other radio, but no voice is coming through. After shutting it off for a few minutes...

It is possibly a bad or poorly charged battery. Try a known good battery and see if the problem persists. When a battery is failing the first indication is usually loss of transmit. It takes more power to transmit than to receive.

If the battery appears to be the problem, check your charger to see that it is working properly and clean your battery contacts with a pencil eraser prior to giving it a full charge. Then try the original battery one more time. If it still fails, replace it.

If after testing the radio with a known good battery you still have a problem. It is likely your radio is in need of repair. Flat rate repair is available for this type of radio. (Currently running $85.) Or if your radio is less than one year old, contact the vendor where you purchased the radio for warranty procedures.

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Instruction manual

Here is a link to the 5200 series user manual:

Check your Frequency, interfernence Code eliminator and Qt filter (if any). These all should match each other on all your radios.

Another issue which will cause a radio to receive but not transmit is a low or bad battery. It takes more energy to transmit, than to receive.

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3) Then if you still have trouble shut off the code. (Off is sometimes "zero" or "n" for no.)

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