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Motorola T8500 Communication Problem

When I press and hold the PTT, it beeps and cuts out. My Partner can not hear a thing I say. I can hear my partner fine, both radios are programed to identical channels.

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Check your interference eliminator code, and also your Qt filter. Try setting both to the off position (zero) and see if you have the same problem. Another thing to check would be your batteries and battery contacts.

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Agree with eradiostore, check your batteries and battery contacts. Remenber to turn off the radios before charging.

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In order to get the most out of your new radio, read this reference guide completely before attempting to operate the radio.

Turning the Radio On and Adjusting the Volume

1) Press and hold the key to turn the radio ON.

2) To change the volume level press the volume/monitor up or down key to increase or decrease the volume level.

3) Press and hold the key to turn the radio OFF.

Adjusting the Sound (Key Beeps)

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Your GMR325-2 radio has a channel Scan feature that allows you to easily Scan all 22 channels. When an active channel is detected, the unit will pause on that channel until the channel is clear. Then after a 2 second delay, the unit will continue scanning.

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Talking on Your Radio

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2) When you are finished speaking, release the PTT button.You can now receive incoming calls. While receiving, the rx icon is displayed.

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Just read your message a second time. Is the sound following the release of the PTT button? If so, it is indeed the Roger Beep (aka talk confirmation tone). If holding in the minus button while turning the radio on does not turn it off, there might be something wrong with the radio, such as a one of the other buttons being slighty stuck. Or you have your keypad locked. To unlock the keypad hold the menu button in for 3 seconds until the lock icon disappears.

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http://www.giantintl.com/ContentManage/manuals/Moto/T65xx.pdf

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When you turn this feature On, your two-way radio transmits a unique tone when
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It is likely you have the Interference Eliminator Code (aka Private Line or PL) set differently among the 4 radios. Your T8500 has 22 built in frequencies (noted by the BIG number on your screen) and 121 selectable PL codes (noted by the small number below the BIG number on your screen). All four of your radios must match on both numbers to communicate.

Use the menu button until the code starts to flash. Use the + or - button to select the code. Once you have selected the code you can press the PTT button to lock it in; or you can press the menu button to continue programming other features.

You can find a PDF of the user manual at http://snovalleyarc.org/pdf/FRS%20Radio%20Manual.pdf

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