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Can't transmit signal. Only get a 2 second beep when I push the transmit button

I can recieve transmissions, but can't send. I hear other radios just fine, but when I push the button to transmit it beeps for 2 seconds and then nothing. The battery light comes on only breifly while the button is pushed and it beeps. When the beep stops the LED light turns off.

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I have a talkabout motorola T6 i didn't used for a long time, i think batteries is ok but i can't communicate when i push PTT, i can't receive or send, i need a help plzz

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You have a poorly charged or bad battery. It takes more power to transmit than to receive. Usually the first thing you lose with a low, bad or poorly charged battery is transmit.

Try a known good battery in the radio. This should solve the problem. If not, check your battery contacts, as you may have one which is bad or not making good contact.

Clean your contacts with a pencil eraser to assure good connection with the charger.

Best regards.

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By keeping the PTT button pushed, if you get a rapid beep and the red led is blinking, sounds like a bad battery. Batt voltage is a nominal 7.5v. anything lower than 6.25v and the low battery beep starts. A rapid beep, and no red led blinking, an error in the transmit freq.

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I am having the same problem. Does anyone out there have a solution?

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