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How to make them work again

Our radios wont work at all, they wont transmit or receive when both units have every option the same, so we were wondering how to reset them or what else we shoud try. thanks

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SOURCE: No audio but transmits ok

Hello dgbuhl,

Check the Continuous Tone Coded Squelch (CTCSS) settings on all the radios. (Note that some manufacturers refer to this feature as a Privacy Code or Quiet Code. The actual name of the feature may vary.)

In order for your radios to communicate with eachother all of the radios need to be on the same channel and have the same CTCSS / Privacy Code programmed (or the CTCSS feature must be disabled on all the radios). If CTCSS is enabled on one of the radios, but not the other, the situation you describe would occur.
Check your user's manual for more information on the Privacy Tones and how to set them.

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SOURCE: Midland GTX800 "X-Tra Talk" 2-way radios will not transmit

Are you sure that the batteries are running well?
Try using alkaline batteries just for testing.

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SOURCE: my customer has 6 motorola max trac vhf radios.

If this is a new install, it is likely noise from the vehicles electrical system scrambling the processor of the radio. Put a filter on the power leads and check your install.

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