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Sensitivity Level The icon for the sensitivity level stays on all the time, and the radio will not transmit. When I press the PTT button all the icons on the readout flash on for a second and there is no transmission. I have gone through each setting and have the sensitivity level set at one since I am in a noisy environment. Is this a setting problem - this is a brand new radio right out of the package.

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Http://www.motorola.com/mdirect/manuals/T50-T55_UserGuide.pdf

Sensitivity refers to using the radio with a VOX (voice activated) audio device. If you are not using an audio device, there is no need to change this setting. If you are using an audio device, it must be VOX capable, and you need to have your radio turned off before plugging in the device.

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