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It's Locked My walkie talkie has a little lock symbol in the corner and it won't go through to the other radio.

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Looks like you have it in the locked position. We need to unlock it and set the pl codes and channel number the same as the other one.
Locking the Keypad
To avoid accidentally changing your radio settings, press and hold for 3 seconds
or until displays. You can turn the radio on and off, adjust the volume, receive,
transmit, send a call tone, and monitor channels. All other functions are locked.
To unlock the radio, press and hold for 3 seconds or until is no longer

displayed.
Try reading this manual on page 18 to unlock the radio
www.starbatteries.com/radiomanuals.html you will find the manual
the last link on the left, a new page will pop up, go down the page a little and click on download pdf 3m.

Hope this helps some, I lock my radios alot so they dont change if I bump them.

Take Care,
Kevin
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