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Radio shack product question

I have a in ear- earbud headset product # 21-1897. It states that it is compatible with motorola fr50,fr60,t289,t5100,t5200,t6200,t6300 series 2way radios and radio shack 21-1854, 21-1863, and 21-1864 frs radios. I was just wondering if it would be usable with any other 2way radios since it does not say only compatible with above mentioned. A couple of others I was wondering about were midland gxt700 and cobra pr-1100-2.

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Re: radio shack product question

Theirs only 1-way to find out if its compatable...Plug it in
Thats what I'd do.
Have you also tried any earbuds from cellphones?

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2) Once you plug in the device and turn on the radio, press the PTT button once to initialize the PTT capability.
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