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Motorola Talkabout T5400

Hi. I am having trouble with my talkabout radio. It recieves all the other radio's calls, but when it sends a call the other radio only gets the call beep and then static. is this a mic problem, or is it just a compatability issue? The other radio is a 2003 Cobra Micro, 14 channels, no privacy codes. Please help me, and thank you for your time.

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Re: Motorola Talkabout T5400

Hello, There is not compability issue, sounds like you have a mic problem because you hear the Roger Beep and that means that the transmition and Reception cicle is working if you could test an audio accesorie would be great. There is another possibility if one of the radios is out of frequency you could experiment the same symtoms.

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