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Instructions on how to change channels on TECHNIKA MODEL TA-13

The only channel we seem to be able to use is the same as all the local taxis and delivery people. We have mislaid the instructions can any one help please

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  • redsands Jan 30, 2008

    Model is TA-13, and was purchased in Derby, England where we are currently attepting to use it. We are only using it between office and house a distance of 20 feet, but it saves getting wet when it rains

  • redsands Jan 30, 2008

    Thanks I will have to try it when the boss is in and will let you know how we get on much obliged x

  • redsands Jan 30, 2008

    I've followed the instructions but I can't get them to stay on channel 8 they get reverting back to 1 and we get all the interfence again any ideas

  • redsands Jun 02, 2008

    Thanks very much worked a treat

  • Tony Tech Mar 14, 2009

    I've got the same problem with the Technika TA-13 but could not see the solution that was given to you. Please can you help?

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    Louie Role May 11, 2010


    Pls, what specific model is your Technika 2-way radio?
    It would also be of help if you can post where (what location) were they bought from and/or where they are being used.

    Looking forward to your reply/post.



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Basic Instructions for Technika Model TA-13

On this model there are 7 buttons:
Left to Right these are:

PTT, Push to talk on lh side as screen faces you.
Torch Light (on rh side)

Assuming you have used the power button to turn on the radio, the default channel after installing the batteries is 1 or else the last channel to be used.

Press the power/menu button once-briefly, (the current channel will flash for about 10 seconds.) Then use the Up and Down arrows to change channel. Wait for the remaining few seconds and the radio will return to normal operation.

Press the menu button twice, the letter H or L will appear and can be altered by the Up and Down keys to change the power level of the radio. I think this is transmit power which may help you avoid infuriating local taxi companies. Switch back to High power when you're about to go out for the night and need a ride.

Press the menu button three times. This will turn off Squelch control and make a terrible din. Not terribly useful unless you want to pick up a really weak signal (or find out where the taxi driver has taken your neighbour.)

An easy way of finding a channel is to press and hold the Scan button and then the device will rotate through the available channels looking for a signal. When someone transmits, the scan will pause and you can capture it by pressing the PTT button for a second or two. I have found this helpful in pairing my radios with other sets, or picking out channels that work with friend's radios.

Finally, Volume control is really simple, just up and down when not in any other mode.

I had the instructions, which I think included a mention of all available channels I'll scan and post them if ever I find them. hope this part helps though.

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    Steve Richardson Mar 26, 2015

    What is the signal distance please


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Hi again,

If my understanding is right, the Technika TA-13 is an European PMR446 system. It is the European version of the USA's Family Radio Service (FRS). It is basically designed:
1. for unregulated use of anybody;
2. 8 channels, 500mWatts power, 446MHz operating frequency;
3. Ch8 is normally the general calling channel;
4. Pressing the up/down would change the channel;
5. the display on both radios must be identical (including the small figures) for them to pair up;
6. the "S" normally means Scan channels, the "C" would be clear or cancel, PTT (press to transmit) is on the left side, some versions have the power switch together with the volume control, others have a soft switch at the front.

Sorry about the instruction manual, no luck getting a downloadable copy.

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

Good luck and kind regards.

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    Louie Role Jan 31, 2008

    Copy your post changing channels -
    Select channel of your choice,
    press PTT
    should stay there till you change.
    if you power off, it will go back to 8 soon as you power up again,
    if "Scan" is enabled, it will move among the different channels looking for a busy channel (which would be the 1 in your area).
    to disable "Scan", press the "S" button till an icon in the display disappear.


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    Louie Role Jan 31, 2008 your version, that should read as -
    "if you power off, it will go back to 1 soon as you power up again,"

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    Louie Role Jan 31, 2008

    Glad to be of assistance and appreciate the rating.


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