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QT mode I'm not sure what the QT means on the display of my T6200, but it seems to keep me from being able to receive calls from my friends unless I call them first. How do I disable this feature?

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Re: QT mode

Hello QT means Quiet Tone and is used to keep the radio muted until some call you using QT programmed on their radio.

To remove this feature press the Menu key for 3 seconds until the channel number blinks, then press menu agai until you reach the QT function (QT will Blinks or appear) on the display, then press up/down keys to turn it off, then ptt.

Good Luck

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To transmit to a radio that has QT noise filtering turned on:

1. Select the same channel and Interference Eliminator Code as the other radio.

2. Press 'musical note' button to send a call tone. This allows your voice to pass through the QT

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3. Press the PTT and speak normally.

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Two motorola t8550's unable to communicate

1) You did not mention the Qt filter. You might check to see if you have the Qt filter set the same on both radios. This is an additional layer of privacy featured on this radio.

2) Verify you have good working batteries. A bad battery or uncharged battery can cause a no transmit situation.

3) If these do not work, reset your radio back to a basic operation by shutting of the code, Qt filter, call tone, weather alert, Vox/iVox, roger beep, etc. At this point your radio would be operating just on a simple frequency. See if you can communicate with all these special features turned off. If so, slowly add back in the features you desire.

4) If your radios still fails to work and is less than one year old, call the 800 number on the pamphlet, have your serial numbers and radios handy. Your radio if not physically or water damaged is possibly still under warranty.

Most of the time when a set of radios has your problem description, it is the Qt filter, or possible improper use of a special feature such as call tones or iVox. These would be the first things to check.

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Here are a list of things which could cause the problem and some solutions:

1) You have your Qt filter activated on one of the radios and not the other. Here is a link to the user guide, you'll find Qt filter instructions on pages 25-26.

2) Radio A may have a transmit problem. Check the mic area for debris or something covering the mic.

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