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Motorola t5000 If the eliminator code is set to 0 both radios receive the transmission. Once we set the radios to any eliminator code only one receives transmissions - have double checked that both are on same channel and same eliminator code, etc.. have tried various combinations of codes and channels Thanks

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  • mark celedonia Jun 10, 2007

    Have checked - QT not on either radio - its off
    Still only one will transmit and receive when the eliminator codes are set to anything but 0 the second radio doesn't receive any communication - can transmit on it though!
    Thanks - I'll just keep it set to 0

  • mark celedonia Jun 11, 2007

    I'll explain this as best I can!
    Radio A set to eliminatior code 1 transmits to radio B set to 0 but Radio B(0)doesn't transmit to Radio A(1)

    Radio A set ot 0 doesn't transmit to Radio B set to 1 but Radio B (1) transmits to Radio A(0)



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If you have already checked both radios have the same code and channel both radios must reicive and transmit between each other check if you have any QT in any display this is a third condition to reicive.

Posted on Jun 07, 2007

  • Ernesto  Garcia
    Ernesto Garcia Jun 11, 2007

    I think One of the radios has problems with the encode/decode circuitry, try to set one of them with code 1 and the other with code 0 then switch between them.
    This could tells you wich one is not sending code.
    Or maybe one of them is sending wrong code, you will need a thrird radio to test wich one is it

  • Ernesto  Garcia
    Ernesto Garcia Jun 11, 2007

    I think one of the radios has problems , and encodes/decodes diferent code that shows on display

    try to get another radio to find out wich one of this two radios has the problem



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