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Chatterbox feedback when we engage PTT - GMRS x1

Two units are seperated and volume is low and despite this, we continue to get feed back (screeching) and thus not able to use the PTT feature. We have run our MP3's through the unit and we are able to hear our music. Battery is charged.

Grateful for suggestions we are about to take a long trip and would like to be able to communicate on the road. The units are used bike to bike.

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Apparently not far enough apart. The mikes must be very sensitive. Do you have headphone or earphone connections on the units? If you are planning to use these on bikes, you will definately need to use head gear anyway and that will stop the feed back.

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