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Cobra hl200 i just bought a cobra hl200-p it says 6 mile range but when were about to test it only 50ft we cannot transmit anymore when we try to set in a max range we waited for the 2 beeps after that we only hear a loud static.. what should i do to solve the static proble and how can i maximize the 6 mile range?tnx i only had 2days warranty hoping for your reply ASAP..tnx

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Re: cobra hl200

Hl-200 belongs to srrs or short range radio service,the 6 mile range,it depend your location,it should be open range,no solid obstruction,or open sight..

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Just bought the MOTOTOROLA MR355R can't transmit beyond 1/2 mile, no transmitting signal, PLEASE HELP

A few things to check, and some facts about 2-way radio range:

1) Be certain you are using a fully charged battery.
2) Hold your radio upright perpendicular to the ground (antenna straight up) for the best range. Tilting the radio can reduce range significantly.
3) Face the direction you are wanting to transmit.
4) Wear the radio up high on your body. Height and placement of the radio determines range.
5) Double check you have the radios programmed to the exact same frequency and code. Sometimes on a "near" frequency you can transmit to another radio on a different frequency, but it would be poor and short distanced.

2-way radios are line-of-sight communications. Anything you place between the two radios will reduce your range. Outside radio-to-radio in a flat area you should be able to talk up to 2-miles line-of-sight. If you were on a mountain you might be able to talk miles and miles into the valley below. (You can talk as far as you can see in most cases.) If you go inside a building and try to talk from inside to outside you might only get 1/4 to 1/2 mi. Your range will vary according to your circumstances/location.

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Many FRS / GMRS two way radios claim incredible distances on the packaging. I've seen some that claim 15+ miles. Given the low power (.5 watt) that they are limited to transmitting, claims such as those would be under the most optimal of conditions. I can assure you that you or I would never encounter those conditions unless we were in some sort of radio laboratory / testing space designed to obtain these crazy distances. In other words, even in optimum "real world" conditions; these radio should only be expected to work when separated up to only several "unobstructed line of sight" miles (such as across open water of a lake, along a beach, etc. The range of these same radios will be reduced significantly when operated indoors, outside between buildings, where blocked by rocks, trees, metal, etc. The only reason you may have reduced range could be due to a power level selector switch that has been set to reduce the output power of the radio. Other than that, I think you'll find a couple of miles is about all you're gong to get.

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4. Call Tone is identical;
5. Receive icon appears when the other radio's PTT is pressed;
6. Auto Squelch/Max Range is set to receive even weak signals.
Please correct settings if needed.

In some cases, it is the internal speakers that goes bad.

Hope this be of help/idea. Post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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For the Cobra PR4700WX:
The user's manual is available here
To turn on/off the long range mode - (If you are referring to low & high power); Press and hold the Hi•Low/Enter button for two seconds.
Alternately, if you are referring to the Light/Max Range (receive sensitivity), 3 options:
1. To briefly turn off auto squelch - Press the Light/Max Range button for less than five seconds. If you hear two beeps, you have turned the maximum range extender on.
2. To turn maximum range extender on - Press and hold the Light/Max Range button for at least five seconds until you hear
two beeps which indicates the maximum range extender is on.
3. To turn maximum range extender off - Press and release the Light/Max Range button or change channels.
Probable reason that "fishing was all right but for hunting there is to much static" is becasue these radios operate on line of sight principle. Anything that obstructs the linear view would reduce signal strength/range. There is not that much obstruction when fishing compared to that when hunting in the woods or rough uneven terrain.
Please note that when using Channels 1 through 7 and 15 through 22 on high power, the Hi icon will be visible on the display. When using those channels on low power and on Channels 8 through 14, the Low icon will be visible on the display.

For the Cobra PR3500DX:
The user's manual is available here.
The transmission message icon off when not in use - this icon will only display if the radio is receiving something or if your are pressing the PTT button.
The other three the transmission signal is on at all times - indicates that either you are transmitting (unlikely) or the radio is in constant receive mode (most likely). I would venture a guess that the Auto Squelch is switched "OFF" or Maximum Range is switched "ON"

Both the 4700 & 3500 has Power Saver and it is a built-in feature. Your radios have this unique circuit designed that extend battery life. If there are no transmissions for 10 seconds, the radio will automatically switch to Battery Save mode and the Power Saver icon will flash in the display. This will not affect the radio’s ability to receive incoming transmissions.

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

Good luck and kind regards.

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