Question about Motorola Radio Communications
I have a set of t5419 walkie talkies and one works great . The other keeps beeping and won't actually allow me to use , plus the screen keeps flashing. How to fix ?
Sounds like you have a bad battery. Most rechargable batteries need to be replaced after 18 months of use. If your battery is newer than this, You have a defective battery.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: The battery is fully charged
Your batteries are either no good, or not charged. When you press the PTT button it takes more energy than being in standby mode. If you have a battery problem it will fail quickly when the PTT is pressed.
Rechargeable batteries last approx. 18-24 months. Check your battery for a 3-digit date code. It is usually a 3 digit number followed by a couple of letters. The numbers tell the date of manufacture. The first number is the year, followed by the week of the year. 025 would be 2010 the 25th week. (or if very old it could be 2000 the 25th week.)
If you feel age is not a problem, you might check your charger(s) to see they are fully powered, and clear of debris on the contacts (and the radio contacts as well). Clean with a pencil eraser if needed.
A few tips: Be certain when placing your radios on the charge they are turned off. Check your wall outlet to be certain it doesn't get shut off with a light switch. Expect to replace your batteries every 2-3 years.
Posted on Nov 10, 2010
If you are referring to FRS or GMRS type radios, 2 miles is just about the maximum distance you will get out of them on normal terrain. Many of these types of radios will advertise claims of 10-15 or more miles of coverage. This type of "theoretical" mileage rarely if ever occurs in typical conditions. Many factors such as trees, buildings, hills and other "line of sight" obstructions will greatly reduce the effective range.
Posted on Feb 21, 2012
You didn't include the model number of the radios, but I suspect you're referring to Family Radio Service (FRS) / General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) two way hand held radios. The FRS /GMRS types are limited to just 1/2 watt. Base GMRS type radios are limited to 5 watts. FRS is limited to Ch 1 - 14. Ch 15 - 22 are GMRS only, and require an FCC license to transmit. You can read more about FRS on Wikipedia.
Many FRS / GMRS two way radios claim incredible distances on the packaging. I've seen some that claim 15+ miles. Given the low power (.5 watt) that they are limited to transmitting, claims such as those would be under the most optimal of conditions. I can assure you that you or I would never encounter those conditions unless we were in some sort of radio laboratory / testing space designed to obtain these crazy distances. In other words, even in optimum "real world" conditions; these radio should only be expected to work when separated up to only several "unobstructed line of sight" miles (such as across open water of a lake, along a beach, etc. The range of these same radios will be reduced significantly when operated indoors, outside between buildings, where blocked by rocks, trees, metal, etc. The only reason you may have reduced range could be due to a power level selector switch that has been set to reduce the output power of the radio. Other than that, I think you'll find a couple of miles is about all you're gong to get.
Posted on Feb 24, 2012
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