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Constant tone on an HT1000

I recently purchased a "C" model HT1000 from government surplus. Being that I have not had the chance to get it programmed yet, I cannot tell if this is a programming issue or a radio issue. When I tune the radio to any channel BUT 1 or 11, a constant tone is heard. Button presses or switch position does not affect it. Any ideas?

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You will get a constant tone on any channel that isn't programmed. it sounds like the previous user ha a freq programmed on channel 1. Channel 11 is strange, but possible. Usually guys program these radios in order.... they don't put 2 freqs in soo far apart from each other..... I would expect channel 1 AND 2 to have freq programmed in them.... but channel 1 an channel 11 is strange... but possible. Anytime you don't fill up all the channels on these radios (commercial radios in general) you will get a constant tone on the channels that don't have anything programmed in them. Program the radio and your good to go. If you don't program freqs into al the available channels, expect to hear that "constant tone" on any unprogrammed channels. The channels that you hear a tone on do not have a freq programmed into it. Its normal. Good luck

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