Re: i have 2 brand new 2 way radio model 2250 bk and only...
IT COULD JUST BE FAULTY OUT OF THE BOX THE TRANSMIT SWITCH COULD BE FED VIA A LUGIN RATHER THAN SOLDER CONNECTION AND IN TRANSIT THESE CAN COME LOOSE AND EVEN DISCONNECT COMPLETELY. I ADVISE TAKING THEM BACK FOR AN EXCHANGE SAVE ANY HASSLE.
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It can be several things. The type of radio, Business band, Ham or Consumer would help. This problem can happen easily. Depending on the brand and model the procedures are a bit different. The transmit frequency is correct since radios can "hear" you. Your receive frequency, or the CODE is different that the transmit frequency and code. These are two different things and must match the transmit information in order to turn your speaker on. To check, if you know how to put your radio into "monitor", you will be able to hear the other radios when they transmit. Then you know to only change the "code". The other unlikely thing is a blown speaker. 90% of the time it is the programming.
Are you SURE that your batteries are up to snuff? I.E. when they have a light current load on them they are ok but as soon as you try to increase that current load they die off quickly. With two-way radios, the actual current drain depends on whether you are transmitting or in standby (receive) mode. Transmitting requires significantly more current than standby mode. So, I would look at what kind of batteries you are using. If they are a good name brand alkaline, check to see if they measure close to 1.5 volts with a voltmeter or check them with a battery tester to ensure they are good. If they are ni-cad or ni-mh rechargeable batteries, make sure they are rated at least 1200 mah (milliamp hour). I use Sanyo eneloop rechargeable batteries. They last a long time for me. One other thing, make sure your battery compartment is clean and there is no corrosion on the contacts the batteries are placed into.
The ACTUAL problem is your rechargeable batteries have most likely depleted over time, and since it takes more batterie power to transmit than to receive it can appear that your batteries are fully charged and you can be receiving but due to the batterie it will be unable to transmit
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.)
What brand and model radio? Most ham radios cannot transmit on this frequency, as it is far outside the amateur bands. Even modified radios would rarely be capable of transmitting on the frequency referenced.
You most likely will need to program your radios to match one another. Pay special attention to the interference eliminator code and the the Qt filter (if any). Both radios must match perfectly to communicate.
Setting and Transmitting Call Tones Your radio can transmit different call tones to other radios in your group so you can alert them that you want to talk. To set a call tone: 1. With the radio on, press MENU 3 times. The current call tone setting flashes and displays. 2. Press + or - to change and hear the call tone. 3. Press MENU or PTT to set the new call tone or turn feature off.