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We have 4 T8500 - only one can talk, the other 3 only recieve.

They are all set to the same channel and same interferance eliminator code.  I have tried with the QT on and off, no difference.  I have tried with the interferance eliminator code set to 0, no difference.  Batteries are charged, connecting fine etc.  I am at a loss...

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Can you tell if the radio is actually transmitting? Is there any sound on the transmitting radio or a light inditcating that it is indeed transmitting? If not maybe the PTT button is malfunctioning. Try to use a microphone plugged into the accessory jack and see if it works. Another option is if you have a radio scanner, search the frequency range while transmitting and see if you pick up that open carrier.

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