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Poor recieve walkabout 250 (6-7 years old) no longer recieve when the 2nd one is transmitting unless the listening set has the montior button depressed (even then, only poorly/inconsistently). (has fresh batteries, tried/tested both on several sets of matching frequencies, done at ranges of 5 to 25 feet, all with same negative results). Adjusting volume knob does not activate/adjust squelch (anymore?). I seem to remember that I used to keep them on mild background static level to ensure incoming calls caught...doesn't seem to wrok that way anymore.

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Another thing it might be is just basicially a bad antenna conection. Alot of these antennas cannot be removed on these radios since it illegal to use a bigger external antenna . The manufacturers make them "not removable".... well you can just unscrew them. It could be an antenna problem.If you want to check into, go ahead.... but these are just FRS radios and for the most part are disposable. It might be easier to just grab a new set.

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It sound like one of this radios is out of frequency, basically need service to determ what exactly is wrong. When one of the radios is out of freq, basically mean that the radio is not receiving or transmitting where suppose to.

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