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Motorola FV500 2 way radio can send/cant receive

My Motorola FV500 can send transmissions without incident. BUT it has stopped receiving incoming messages. Any suggestions?

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  • tmar Aug 10, 2007

    No QT on either, thanks for the suggestion.

    When I hold down the Monitor button I hear no static. I hear nothing on this handset, yet others can hear me perfectly through theirs. Thanks for the ideas.

    This has been a good handset for us (we use it in our warehouse instead of the old speaker system). I guess I should just purchase a few more handsets. Will other, newer Motorola models work with an older one like this?



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Do you hear the Beeps on the speaker? Check for the QT and the code squelch are the same in both radios, try to set code squelch in "0". Make sure that the radio is not receiving or the other one is not transmiting, with two radios will see the same.

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    Ernesto Garcia Aug 10, 2007

    seems like the internal speaker is not working
    try to attach and audio accesory, may be the jack is dirt or something.
    in some cases when you plug the the audio accesory the problem can be solved.


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I'm with Neto on this one. It coul be just a problem with "tones". I'm not familiar with that exact model but check for a "monitor" button. If you have one on the radio... press it down.... this should open up the squelch completely. You should hear static.... thats what you want... basically you will hear everything that transmitted on that channel (frequency) regardless of privacy codes (tones). You can also do the same thing by turning the squelch all the way down to 0 ( as Neto was suggesting). The monitor button is more convient but if you don't have that function do as Neto said and turn the squelch down all the way. Once the squech is turned down or monitor button is engaged you should be able to hear everything transmitted on that channel including static (rushing sound). With the squelch turned down or monitor button pushed, try transmitting on the problem radio... if you can hear the problem radio easily with monitor button pushed or squelch turned down then the privacy codes (tones) are set differently on each radio. You want the privacy codes to be the same on both radios otherwise you won't hear any rx audio or the transmitted audio.

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