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Pair of radios won't talk to each other

Have a pair of the T5950's purchased about 2 years ago that have never worked, according to the owner. I've set both of them to identical channels and interference eliminator codes, turned off the interference eliminator codes, etc. For some reason this pair of radios refuse to talk to each other!!! SN #'s are 176WDV3MKJ and 176WDV3MLP. The only odd thing is when setting the sensitivity, it shows an "E" even though VOX is not turned on. Thanks!

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Re: Pair of radios won't talk to each other

Have you checked the QT filter? The T5950 have an addtional interference filter called the QT filter. It filters out other radios and allows Motorola radios to speak only to other Motorola radios with the filter. Check the QT setting on both radios by pushing the menu button 6 times, the QT setting will show. If it shows a straight line on the display the filter is not on. Now push the + button (beside the menu button), to turn the QT filter on (a Y will show on the screen when on) or the - button to turn it off (the line will show when filter is off). The radios have to match all channels and all filters to talk to each other.

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Re: Pair of radios won't talk to each other

Have you tried throwing them against the wall? Seems to work for me. Just kidding. I don't know, I have always used cobra.

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