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One way comm only

When I turn on both units and set them to the same channel and squelch code, only one unit allows PTT function to work. (i.e. I push the PTT button and talk and you can hear my voice on the other. But I push the PTT button on the other unit and it chirps immediately as though the trans mission is stopped and my voice cannot be heard.) Also, the screen flashes the start up screen (flashes every icon on the screen at once) every time I push the PTT button on this unit. Basically, only one unit transmits when you press the PTT button. Any ideas?

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Swap batteries if does not work this unit should need repair or replace, display blinking can be produced for power failure ( battery, contacts, circuits) or can be a controller issue.

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