Question about Cobra Li 6000-2 WX VP GMRS/FRS Two-Way Radio
Need to reset radios back to factory settings. Having trouble communicating with other radio. Not able to get Radio weather station
I have a pair of LI7000 GMRS/FRS radios from Cobra, when set on the same channel without CTSS or DCS turned on, neither hears the other, and a third radio (known to work) does not pick them up in any meaningful way either. What could be the problem?
Posted on Jul 17, 2016
Hi,I think the problem is with your tone coded squelch (CTCSS). Your radio channel is like a telephone party line. If your CTCSS is not on, everytime you turn your radio on you will hear anyone on that channel that is close enough to hear.
If you are trying to use these radios for serious communications, that will drive you nuts to hear everybody else talking but not about what you need to hear. To try to mitigate this problem, CTCSS was created. There are 38 different codes. If you for example set your unit to operate on code 11 and your other unit is set to operate on code 12, you could not hear each other.
Now let's add a third unit set to not use CTCSS at all. Neither one of you will be able to hear this third unit but he can hear both of you. Now you set the second unit to code 11 like the first unit. Now you will be able to hear each other. The third unit will still be able to hear both of you but since he is not transmitting code 11, you still can't hear him.
If you are hearing some traffic, it is because they have their CTCSS set to the same code that you are set to. Look in you operators manual for CTCSS Privacy Codes. Set your radios accordingly and your problem is solved.
if you still insist on resetting your device,you can get e full description on how to do this in your users manual,if you don't have one you can get it for free at;www.manualsonline.com
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
What is the signal strength of the radio and is other similar radio able to communicate?
It could be that the signal antenna of your radio is faulty, maybe that is why it is not communicating with other radios. check if others are able to communicate with each other because the fault could be from the radio weather station.
I will advice you check the manual of your radio to get the procedure on how to reset it.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Reset to Factory Defaults (Pg. 34)
Reset to Factory Defaults will set back all radio
features to the original factory default settings.
To do so, press PTT, SB2 and SB1
simultaneously while turning ON the radio until
you hear a high tone chirp.
Here is a link to the user guide: http://www.twowayradiosfor.com/pdf/RDX-Non-Display-manual.pdf
Programming instructions begin on page 36.
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