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Kenwood tk100 I have 3 radio's that when you push xmt. switch, you get a noise on other radio's but no speach........

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  • fellows golf Apr 18, 2008

    IT's just short burst enough that you know someone is trying to communicate. All radio's do same thing.. I was playing arround with radio's, I held small button in, the one under the push to talk... I turned radio on while holding the button in and now their really hosed up. I hit push to talk and it shuts off.Any way to reset to factory? I would appreciate any suggestions

  • Ken Collier
    Ken Collier May 11, 2010

    Hello fellows_golf,

    Can you please describe what the noise sounds like? Does it last as long as you hold down the Push To Talk switch or is it a quick burst? Do all three of the radios react the same way?

    Best Regards,

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Hello again, fellows_golf,

Having the radio turn off when you hit the PTT does sound a lot like a battery issue. The battery either might not be charged well or it might be too old and in need of replacement.

This might also be the source of the "short burst." If the radio you are transmitting with doesn't have sufficient battery power for continuous transmission, then you might hear it transmit only for a second when listening on the other radios.

I am not familiar with this specific model so I do not know if there is a factory soft reset. I'd recommend replacing the batteries and if that doesn't change things, contacting the manufacturer Kenwood Communications via their website at

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What kind of radio? Portables? Mobile? Need a lot more info. Otherwise, based on what you have said, and only that little bit of info, it sounds like you have a portable with a battery that will not hold sufficient charge to transmit. Quite common.

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