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General operating instructions

I bought my radio from another trucker and am not quite sure if i am setting it up properley as it dident come with instructions.

Having the same problem, have an older Ranger 99 CB Radio, need operators manual on line, if possible. Also where can I get some external parts for this radio, i.e,knobs, push buttons etc.


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Not picking up any frequencies

It would help to know what radios you're using. General problems are 1. too far away, 2. different operating channels, 3. different tone or code squelch settings, 4. too high power-squelch threshold.

Dec 05, 2013 | Two-Way Radios

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Zartek 705 and 708 2 way radios

The 705 will operate on (8) frequencies in the 446Mhz range and (5) in the 464Mhz range. The 708 operates on 446Mhz. Please note that the links provided mention they operate in "public frequency band" of South Africa. These radios were not intended to be used in other countries. See below for more.

In the U.S.(and many, many other countries), the 420Mhz - 450Mhz frequency range is set aside by the FCC (and other bodies) for licensed operation by amateur radio operators. Portions of the 460Mhz range is set aside by the FCC for use by Public Safety Agencies - mostly local police and fire departments. In the U.S., the Family Radio Service (FRS is 462Mhz) is an unlicensed band and General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS is 467 Mhz) requires a licensed.

As you might have guessed, unlicensed or unauthorized transmissions are ILLEGAL. You may be fined, imprisoned or both if caught by the FCC. If using these radios in a location other than South Africa, consult that county's communication authority BEFORE transmitting. You cannot transmit legally in the U.S. with these radios.

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Radio shack walkie talkie 21-1914 replaced batteries will not charge

Hi pearl,

A simple problem to solve at last!!!

Inside the battery compartment you should find a switch, which indicates Recharge/Normal, make sure you select recharge if your using these batteries, otherwise no charging occurs.

If this does not work, take out the recharchables and select normal on switch, place fully charged normal batteries into the compartment, making sure you put them in the right way around, close the flap and turn on the radio, if this works, then your battery switch is faulty, however, you can get lithium ion batteries, which will last longer than most other high duty batteries.

The cost of getting these radios is not worth the money, unless you are technically minded and buy the repacement switch and repair it yourself.

Otherwise try all of the above, and remember, when charging batteries that are rechargeable, never leave the radio on, as this can wear out your batteries quickly.

I hope this advice is helpful to you.

Best regards,

Jan 12, 2013 | Two-Way Radios

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Hi, I have a Yaesu FT 2900R. How can I use my radio to comunicate with an Motorola Talk About Radio. Thanks for your answer...

First of all, thank you very much for choosing FIXYA today for your online technical support needs.

You will probably NOT be able to use those particular radios to communicate with each other. They generally operate on different frequencies ranges.

The Yaesu FT2900R operates in the 144 MHz - 174 MHz range, while the Motorola Talkabouts usually operate in the 462 MHz - 468 MHz range.

Here is a direct link to the ONLINE USER MANUALS for those models of radios as well as some additional general operating frequency information about the Motorola Talkabouts:

To view the Owner's Manual with Operating Instructions just use your mouse to click on the links, which are the underlined and blue highlighted sections of text just above.

This will open new web browser pages automatically for you and allow you to view the information at the websites indicated and the contents of the Owner's Manuals.

Select the OPEN THE FILE option to see the manual if prompted.

You may need ADOBE READER installed on your computer to read PDF documents, although many computers already have this type of utility pre-installed.

You can download this free at WWW.ADOBE.COM if necessary. Click on the DOWNLOAD ADOBE READER button on right side of the ADOBE home page when you get there, then follow the onscreen instructions to install the software on your computer.

I truly hope that was helpful to you.

Good luck and take care.


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Can anyone supply operating instructions for cobra walkie talkies model mt800 pmr446, I bought a second hand pair but there were no instructions included, can anybody help please.

Follow this link to download/print the operating instructions for you MT800:

Bill B

Mar 13, 2010 | Two-Way Radios

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Specification of the radio

The ICOM IC-R3 is a handheld wideband receiver (NOT a 2-way radio) that covers 0.495-815.995 and 902-2450.095 MHz in AM, FM wide, FM narrow, and TV modes. It offers 450 channels in 8 banks. This scanner/receiver does not receive SSB, digital, or trunked transmissions, and the TV band is useless in the USA since all transmissions are now digital.

If you're an old hand, this might be the perfect scanner/receiver for you. Otherwise, you should probably avoid it, as it's complicated/difficult to operate, lacking in many features that are standard in most scanners, and generally high-priced. The R3 and its big brother, the R5, were dismal failures in the USA scanner market.

For more detailed info/specs, you can download/print the R3 product brochure and instruction manual here:


Jan 19, 2010 | Icom IC-R3 Two Way Radio

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Cb radio doesn't give out any sound

You would be surprised how little people actually talk on CB radios these days. I went through similar struggles a few years ago. Unless you are in a major trucker area, the CB radio is basically silence.
Check out the weather channels (anything on the WX setting) to make sure that your radio is receiving frequencies correctly. If that doesn't work, then it is your box, but I bet that will work.
Good luck!

Oct 30, 2009 | Two-Way Radios

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Ive got a midland 3001 cb i carnt find any people to speek to

now a days, every body switch to cell phone or wirless. even the truckers.
if you know how to pump up the output wattage (which is illegal). you may able to talk to someone don't have modern technology at hand. otherwise, good luck!!!
I just trashed my a week ago.

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Motorola Talkabout 2 way radio model T9500

You might check your Qt filter to see if it is turned off. You can find the instructions on page 2 of the user manual.

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Repairing of my radio set

Hello mubidul,

Your radios may not be in need of repair at all. Many radios feature a privacy function (which Kenwood calls "Quiet Talk"). If this privacy function is activated on one radio but not on the other radio (or if the 2nd radio set to a different privacy code) the two radios will not be able to commuicate with each other. Based on your description I am guessing this is what's going on.

You will want to make sure that both radios are set to the same privacy code or that the privacy function is disabled on both units. You didn't mention which model(s) of radio you are working with so I can't give you specific instructions on setting the Quiet Talk / privacy codes. Consult the operating manual for your units.

Best Regards,
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Jun 25, 2008 | Two-Way Radios

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