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Motorola talkabout t5710s won't recieve

Two radios are configured exactly the same - channel, interference code, and qt off. A few days ago, the problem was I could send from A to B and it would work fine, but when the PTT on B was pressed it, no ack beep or voice came out of A. You could hear slight static on A while the PTT button on B was pressed, so it knows there is some kind of connection. Now today, both radios have the same behavior as the bad one before. I can PTT on either one, I hear a slight static on the other but no voice or the ack beep. The ack beep on the sending unit sounds normal. Also, in either case sending the alert tone doesn't work either. Batteries seem good, hold a charge and show full meter. Tried changing interference setting to different values.

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The question I would ask is:

How close are the two radios to each other when you contact from one to the other?

A distance between the two radios of about 10-15ft, preferably more is desirable to achieve audible results, having the closer than 10ft, causes one to cancel the other out, so you either hear static, feedback or nothing.

Try 15ft of more distance between radios and see what happens.

Pls feel free to post the results here on the two way radio forum, as I'm interested to find out what happens.

Cheers, Peter@FixYa Team

Posted on Mar 19, 2013


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