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Comms problem between motorola t5522 and t5720

I have a pair of t5522 which have always received signal from other handsets and models if on the same frequency. I have recently gained 2 new t5720 and have problems communicating between models. If both t5720's are on then a t5522 will be able to receive but not send unless I turn on the other t5522. This problem also occurs vice versa. Any ideas?

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Re: comms problem between motorola t5522 and t5720

Are you sure both radios has the same Squelch Code and QT?

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Re: comms problem between motorola t5522 and t5720

Like Nero said..... check that both the raios are using the same tones

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I have a pair of motorola t5720, but the problem only 1 is getting on, the other 1`s power is der but no display nd nothing like stuck. .wat shud i do?

Try swapping the known good battery out of your working unit and see if that solves the problem. If so, replace the battery pack. If this is not the problem, unfortunately your best option is to replace the one unit. Parts and schematics were never made available for this model.

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Apr 28, 2014 | Motorola Talkabout T5720 (7 Channels)...

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I have a pair of GXT 850 motorola radios. One receives and transmits, the other only receives. Any ideas

try by changing its chanel and sub chanel if subchanel is not the same it will recive only.. try it..

Dec 14, 2012 | Motorola Talkabout T5720 (7 Channels)...

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Does motorola Talkabout T5720 2 way radio have a identification number to locate possible owner of the handset?

These are mass produced radios which although serial numbered inside under batterys - it is very unlikely that you will trace an owner. cheap and cheerful radios dont usually attract the effort to register

Apr 30, 2010 | Motorola Talkabout T5720 (7 Channels)...

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I have two motorola Talkabout T5720. Identical models, identical s/n, but they don't work as a pair. When set to the same channel and same code...or even when theres no code encryption selected, they wont...

One further thing to check would be the Qt filter.

If the frequency, code and Qt filter are all set alike, and the radios still do not function together, you likely have a defective radio. The only way to determine if one is bad is to introduce a 3rd radio into the group, and the bad radio will be apparent right away.

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Feb 19, 2010 | Motorola Talkabout T5720 (7 Channels)...

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I had a pair of t5720's but lost one of them on a trail somewhere in Arkansas. Where can I order a replacement?

You could try eBay, or Motorola's online store
or you should be able to get a similar unit at your local Walmart. The T5720 has not been produced for a while, but other TalkAbout radios will communicate with your existing radio.

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Feb 18, 2010 | Motorola Talkabout T5720 (7 Channels)...

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Motorola T5522 Talkabout

A User's Manual for Motorola CLS series is available online here.
It's file name is Motorola CLS Manual (PDF).

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Mar 31, 2009 | Motorola T5522 (7 Channels) 2-Way Radio

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SX700 and T5522 talkabouts

Hello Walvis,

Based on a quick web search the Motorola SX700 appears to be a Family Radio Service unit for use in the USA and the Motorola T5522 appears to be PMR446 radio for use in the UK. While the radios are similiar, they don't operate on the same frequencies so they won't be able to communicate with eachother. Because both FRS and PMR446 are very similiar, Motorola often markets versions of the same radio (with slightly different model numbers) for each service.

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Problem transmitting

Hello jayhawkrx,

Check the Continuous Tone Coded Squelch (CTCSS) settings on all the radios. (Note that some manufacturers refer to this feature as a Privacy Code or Quiet Code. The actual name of the feature may vary.) This feature encodes a low-frequency signal on your radio transmission. This signal is below the range of human hearing but can be detected by other radios. When the CTCSS feature is active your radio will ignore any signal that it receives that does not have the proper tone encoded on it.

In order for these radios to communicate, all of the radios need to be on the same channel and have the same CTCSS code programmed or the CTCSS feature must be disabled.

I suspect that CTCSS is activated on one of your radios but not on the other. This would result in the situation you describe.

Also take note that when using different brands / models of radios to communicate with one another that the CTCSS code numbering scheme may not necessarily be the same from radio to radio. For instance, CTCSS code 4 on the Motorola TalkAbout series actually corresponds to code A on the Motorola Sport models.

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Mar 09, 2008 | Motorola Talkabout T5720 (7 Channels)...

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No idea of operating

here is the link for the manual; Sorry for delay Hope this helps :)

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