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Going from 1 watt to 5 watt

I have purchased two ht 1000 16 channel radios and i dont have the manul to switch from 1 watt to 5 watt can someone help me.

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Re: going from 1 watt to 5 watt

There will be a resistance value which is responsible for the wattage,if its vaue is increased wattage will be incresed too.But increased resistance value can deteriorate the its value should be increased after consulting technician

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Re: going from 1 watt to 5 watt

This feature is choosed for the programmer to be available for the user or not
You have to ask to a technitian/programmer to add this feature on your radios.

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Motorola t5720: Why does my radio show 0.5 watt icon even when i am using the 1 watt channel?

It is possible the manual is wrong where it explains channels 1-7 (GMRS/FRS). When checking on line sources your example frequency on Ch 7 of 462.7125 is limited to .5 watt.
With this in mind the icon on your radio is correct, and the manual is wrong on page 19.

Best regards.

May 24, 2015 | Motorola Talkabout T5720 (7 Channels)...

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Does the motorola t4500 have an eliminator

Setting a Channel

Your radio has 22 channels. Channels 1-7 and 15-22 are 1 watt. Channels 8-14 are

0.5 watt. When the radio is on a 1 watt channel, displays. When the radio is on

a 0.5 watt channel, displays.

1. With the radio on, press . The current channel flashes.

2. Press or to set the channel.

3. Press to save the channel setting. You have a pretty straight forward Low wattage FM Walki/Talki

I would have them returned or replaced.

If you can not transmitt on one to the other



May 02, 2014 | Motorola Two-Way Radios

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How many watts do midland walkie talkie xt20 have?

These are FRS/GMRS (Family Radio Service/ General Mobile Radio Service) radios. The legal power limit for FRS is 500 milliwatts - or 1/2 watt. GMRS on the other hand is limited to a much higher 50 watt level. The wattage you transmit determines if you need to have a GMRS license. Most GMRS radios are in the .5- 5 watt range however.

The likelihood of your XT20 being a 1/2 watt out on both FRS & GMRS is very good. For Midland (or anyone else for that matter) to produce a radio with a 1 watt output that can run on just 3 "AAA" batteries would be quite the feat! If Midland did do this, the radio's battery life would extremely short. To balance the needs of light weight and battery life, output power needs to be reduced.

Claims of 20 miles is crazy. If you had these radios on mountain tops 20 miles apart - with a clear line of sight between them - MAYBE - you could hear one on the other. This would need to be done under only the most ideal conditions. The actual distance you can expect to get out of a pair of any brand FRS radios in "real world" conditions (line of sight blocked by trees and buildings) is about a mile.

An FRS/GMRS radio limited to 1/2 watt output when used on a GMRS frequency that is close enough to access a GMRS repeater system could easily cover 20+ miles. The key here is having a license and access to the repeater. Repeater owners take a dim view of unlicensed users access their repeater.

Channels 1 thru 7 are FRS and GMRS. That is, if transmitting .5 watts, you can use it as FRS. If transmitting more than .5 watts, you will need a valid GMRS license.

Channels 8 - 14 are expressly for FRS. Only .5 watts transmit power is permitted.

Channels 15 - 22 are expressly for GMRS at any transmit power up to 50 watts. Even if transmitting .5 watts, you MUST have a valid GMRS license on these frequencies.

I know - more infor than you wanted and no vclear cut number for wattage - but there's no info on these radios on Midland's site or anywhere else that I could find. Good luck!

Jun 16, 2012 | Midland XT20 Two Way Radio

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How to set low power in midland LXT300

  • The Hi and Low power are built into the radio and is dependent on the frequency/ channel you are on. Hi power is 1 Watt and Low power is .5 Watt. The radio is GMRS and FRS. The FRS are low power and the GMRS are Hi power.
  • Channels 1-14 are FRS frequencies and Low power.
  • Channels 15-22 are High power and are GMRS frequencies.
  • FRS = Family Radio Service.
  • GMRS = General Mobile Radio Service.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

Sep 28, 2011 | Midland LXT303-A 2-Way Radio

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On our 2-way radios you can transmit on one but you can't transmit on the other the model # is RDU2020

I had a similar problem - my Talkabouts would not transmit - after checking the interference codes, qt, etc, it turns out the rechargeable batteries weren't able to handle the 1-watt mode. I switched to another FRS channel that only transmitted at .5 watts, and that seems to have cured the problem, but the range is probably reduced. With another set, I chucked (recycled) the rechargeables and placed 3 new AAA's in and it worked like a champ for a long time. Hope this helps

Jul 15, 2011 | Motorola Two Way Radio

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I have a Walkabout T5720 and one of them is not receiving signals. It has the code "Qt" on it (so does the other one). Does that mean it's on a "quiet" setting? Anyway, can't...

  • If both radios are on QT then this should not effect your transmissions. It's a way to block out unwanted transmissions in heavy traffic area. You can remove it by
  1. Press / until "F" is displayed.
  2. Press ] or [ until "Y" is displayed to turn the noise filtering on or - to turn it off.
  3. Press / to confirm the change.
  4. All the channels on these radios are either 1 watt or 1/2 watt and will not go far at all. A block at best. Make sure to stay within a small area or you won't hear each other. Radios like these these days have 4-5 watts power output and function a little better.

Regards, Tony

May 10, 2011 | Motorola Talkabout T5720 (7 Channels)...

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Catalog # 21-1926 FRS radio manual needed. Else tell me if I can change channels 1 - 7 to LO power out. Suspect they are hard coded for HI power out.

  • No the power is unadjustable for any of the channels. The first 7 channels are 5 watts and authorized for use with a license only, Even though everyone uses them just though I would give you the heads up on that. The remainder of the channels are 4 watts and all transmit on UHF (Ultra High Frequency)

Regards, Tony

Apr 22, 2011 | Radio Shack 21-1926

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I just bought the gmrs 1262 ch and it says up to 12 miles... im not even to miles away from the other one and we cant hear each other... we are on the same channel and everything... HELP PLEASE!!!!

Assuming you have purchased a "bubblepack" type radio, you have a have joined many being mislead about the claims of distance on these type radios. Typically FRS/GMRS Radios claim the have 10, 12, or even 15 mile range. In the fine print however, you will see that it is dependant on conditions such as terrain, buildings, weather conditions and so forth. Most of these high distance ranges can be obtainable with no objects or terrain interfering with a direct path from one radio to another. The transmit power on these radios are also limited to 1/2 watt to 1 watt. Not a lot of power to get very far with less than ideal conditions.

A radio with at least 5 watts output may be more ideal depending on the intended use.

Dec 10, 2010 | Two-Way Radios

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How to get a Talkabout T5720 to communicate with a

The frequency range and operatngmode of the two radios are compatible. To get the Radius operating on a GMRS channel you'll need a Motorola programming cable and software, OR a trip to a Motorola dealer for frequency programming. Considering the cost involved, the 2-watt output of the Radius, and the 1-watt output of the Talkabout, you would be better off performance and cost wise buying a pair of 5-watt GMRS portables.

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