Question about Motorola Talkabout FR60 (14 Channels) 2-Way Radio

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Fixing my radio

Neither of my Motorola talkabout fr60 will receive. Both appear to transmit, but I cannot receive a signal, other than a click, on either. I can receive a signal from each on another 2-way radio. i have new batteries in both, and I have the frequencies exactly the same on both.

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  • nosignal Nov 21, 2007

    Thanks. Both of these radios worked at one time, but gradually they lost their ability to receive. In fact, I often had to twist the volume knob in several directions until I could receive a signal with that particular radio. How and where do I send the two fr60s back to get repaired, or is it worth the cost?

  • nosignal Nov 25, 2007

    very good advice.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    I´m experiencing the same problem. The problem source is the Knob.

  • ffchuckd Mar 03, 2008

    I have a similar issue. I recently bought a pair of midland lxt330 radios. I had a pair of motorola fr60's which work great. I am able to transmit from my motorola to the midland but unable to recieve from the midland unless I hold down the monitor button. I'm sure this has something to do with the squelch/monitor thing you mentioned. Is there a way I can change this setting on the motorolas so they will receive the midland signal without holding the monitor button?



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It is possible that your Motorola FR60 though on the same channel/frequency have different CTCSS settings. CTSS is also known as Interference Eliminator Code or Coded squelch, Private-Line, PL, Quiet Call, Channel, Guard, etc. What needs to be done is to set both to the same code setting on the settings/menu. Turning the code/CTCSS OFF would also serve the same but allow other radios (without CTCSS) to be likewise received/heard.

If they are already on the same code setting and still no receive audio, it is possible a fault on the squelch, receive/audio circuitry or even the speaker itself which of course would require hands-on/in-shop service.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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    Louie Role Nov 22, 2007

    Hi again,

    Appreciate the additional information "... twist the volume knob..." since this is indicative that your volume control has worn out hence the no audio on receive. This is a common problem and normally could be corrected by direct replacement or remedial by spraying the inside of the said volume control (wiper arm and carbon pad) with an electronic contact cleaner (in some cases even WD40 works). This of course would require that the unit be opened. Though I would recommend bringing it in a Motorola Service Center, the cost of repair often is beyond economical justification where buying a new pair would only just be slightly higher. You may want to try though your friendly neighborhood electronic shop or a friend who is comfortable working with electronic items This is not a critical repair and probably the most difficult would be finding the right shop/friend and/or cracking open the casing of the radio.


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    Louie Role Nov 26, 2007

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