Question about Uniden GMR1038-2 (7 Channels) 2-Way Radio

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I have a Uniden UH038SX-2 and the RX stays on.

I can not recieve anything with the RX staying on. Any ideas??

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    Peter Chubb Apr 12, 2015

    Most likely the 455KHz ceramic resonator is passing DC to the IF amp. The manufacturer says there should be a blocking capacitor in series with it to prevent breakdown; but the Uniden parts tend to leave that out. Put a small cap in series with it -- you'll need steady hands and a fine-tipped soldering iron.



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SOURCE: Uniden uh038sx-2

hello there,
Well you have not supplied much information-------- How ever I will give it ago, it seems as if you have a microphone problem. If you have two such radios do the Microphones unplug from the actual Radio, if so interchange them and see if the other Radio produces the same sympton then it's probable it is in the Microphone! If you cannot exchange microphone as I suggest I am afraid it will need servicing by some one confident to carry it out.
Best of luck,

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SOURCE: Faulty Uniden UHO38SX-2, RX on all the time

Hello jbt3143, Here is a way to find the component that is causing the problem. open up the unit and then turn it on until the problem occurs. Then using freeze spray go in vertical lines from bottom to top of the circuit board until the problem clears. Not the section that causes the symptoms to go away and the by narrowing down the field you should come to one component, replace that component and the retest by turning the unit on and letting it heat up again. I hope this helps, Thank you, Shuttle83

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SOURCE: are the red lights on the uniden uh038sx charger

I still don't know if the light is supposed to go out but rereading the info that came with the radios it will take about 16 hours to fully charge the batteries.
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SOURCE: Uniden uh064sx-2 2-Way RX Stuck On

Didyou have any luck resolving this issue? We currently have exactly the same problem

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

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Hi, in my experience when this type of thing happens and it isn't any stuck keys, wrong settings, etc, then invariably it is the micro controller inside the unit, has got a stuck logic line, or similar. but also it may be almost anything to be true. This type of thing often happens on cordless phones too, and for the same reasons. Those too, like the 2 - way's are very difficult and fiddly to repair and service.
OK well usually if returned to Uniden, and in my experience, they are fast cheap and reliable, to get the best results one MUST contact them and follow their set procedures, if this is done a good result is almost a given. Also you can to i believe, just ask for a "Quote:as to costs too... I have found sometimes manufacturers simply send back a new unit and just charge a reasonable "Fee", and the sender pays shipping.

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