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Fr60 quiet and distorted

I have 5 of these radios and one works still works perfectly. two of them, when recieving, are quiet and distorted. one makes no sound, and the last one looks brand new but wont turn on. i assume i need 3 new speakers and one will become parts. is it common for the speakers and or dials on top to fail? anything fail that i might not have thought of? thanks.

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Re: fr60 quiet and distorted

The one that looks new but wont turn on, looks like the battery is dead, try swapping the battery from the other set that works and then try it. also try swapping the parts from the other sets and see if it works. Speakers dont fail so easily on two way radios.

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FR60 intermittent transmission

Hello snorker,

It could be battery / power issue. Two-way radios draw much more power when transmitting then receiving. If the batteries are weak the radio might work perfectly fine on receive and then cut-out when you depress the Push-To-Talk.

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Fixing my radio


It is possible that your Motorola FR60 though on the same channel/frequency have different CTCSS settings. CTSS is also known as Interference Eliminator Code or Coded squelch, Private-Line, PL, Quiet Call, Channel, Guard, etc. What needs to be done is to set both to the same code setting on the settings/menu. Turning the code/CTCSS OFF would also serve the same but allow other radios (without CTCSS) to be likewise received/heard.

If they are already on the same code setting and still no receive audio, it is possible a fault on the squelch, receive/audio circuitry or even the speaker itself which of course would require hands-on/in-shop service.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

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