Question about Motorola Talkabout T5500 (7 Channels) 2-Way Radio

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They just don't seem to work!

The all settings are the same and when pushing PTT or pushing the call button the other radio does not respond.  Either radio in the sequence.

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  • titans13 Mar 07, 2008

    I have the exact same issue...not sure how to make them talk.

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I have a new pair of 5500. It seems not working, but I discover that using channel 1 in one and channel 2 in the other they work, the same if using channel 2 in one I have to select 3 in the other, it is like a frecuency error. Maybe is the same with yours.

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I had the same problem, I solved it my holding down the PTT button on one and the scan option on the other. It seems that the channel indications are faulty and and Channel 1 on one matches with Channel 15 on the other and so on. But once this was sorted the units work fine.

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