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Re: Motorola Radio CP-040
Hello jeebe, On Motorola professional radios the double beep is usually an indication that the channel you are trying to use isn't actually active in the radio. These radios have to be professionally programmed by a two-way radio dealer using special software and cables. If the radio hasn't been programmed, or if one or more channels did not have a frequency assigned to them, then the radio would behave as you describe. I’d recommend trying to use a different channel.If you are encountering the same problem on all the channels then it’s possible that the radio either wasn’t properly programmed or may have a hardware issue that would require service.
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One radio works properly, the other can receive. I assume there are more than two by the question. Check and then rotate you batteries, mark on the working unit battery that it is GOOD. Transmit takes a great deal more power than receiving. Batteries, even un-used only last 18-24 months typically. If no joy, then check your programming but I think that is unlikely. It really sounds like a power/battery issue.
If you have no initialization beep when you turn the radio on, it is likely the radio is in need of repair. Immediate things which come to mind are a sticking PTT button, something stuck in audio accessory jack, or a bad speaker. You might check the radio using a second radio and see if you can transmit.
This may be an indication of a low or defective battery. It takes more energy to transmit (Tx) than to receive (Rx). Try a known good battery in the radio and see if the problem still exists.
If it does turn out to be the battery, you may need to replace the battery, or you may simply need to clean the battery contacts on the bottom of the radio to make better contact with the charger. You can clean the radio and charger contacts with a pencil eraser.
If this does not solve the problem, your radio may be in need of repair. Usually around $69 (US). Common failure parts on the CP100 include an intermittent push-to-talk internal button (PTT).
Two things to check. Make certain you are plugging in the headset with the radio shut OFF. Also be certain the headset is plugged in all the way. You should feel a slight click when it is seated properly.
If the headset has an in-line PTT, don't alternate between it and the one on the radio. If there is no in-line PTT, use the PTT on the radio unless you have your radio set for VOX.
If using VOX mode, do not touch the PTT at all once you turn the radio on. One thing to keep in mind if using VOX, the receiver will pick up any ambient noise around you and think it is voice and keep your radio locked into transmit. Vox only works well in a somewhat quiet environment.
I've probably given you more info than needed, but wanted to cover all the bases.
Check the input voltage into the radio while in transmit. The voltage maybe dropping as you go into transmit which causes it to drop into receive. That in turn allows the voltage to come back up. With your finger still on the PTT it tries to transmit again, etc. This could cause a feedback squeal and other symptoms.
Setting and Transmitting Call Tones Your radio can transmit different call tones to other radios in your group so you can alert them that you want to talk. To set a call tone: 1. With the radio on, press MENU 3 times. The current call tone setting flashes and displays. 2. Press + or - to change and hear the call tone. 3. Press MENU or PTT to set the new call tone or turn feature off.
Setting and Transmitting Call Tones
Your radio can transmit different call tones to other radios in your group so you can alert them that you want to talk.
To set a call tone:
1. With the radio on, press MENU 3 times. The current call tone setting flashes and displays.
2. Press + or - to change and hear the call tone.
3. Press MENU or PTT to set the new call tone or turn feature off.
The sound produced by a Motorola radio when the mike is keyed refers to the "Transmitting
Call Tone" which is another feature other than the "Interference
Eliminator" or the "Roger
On most Motorola GMRS/FRS TalkAbout radios, setting the "Call
Tone" to 0 disables the feature. This is done with the radio ON by pressing on the "Menu" button 3 times which will result in the display showing the current Call Tone setting (flashing) and the letters CA; pressing on the <- or +> buttons will change selection (you
will also hear the different Tones), select 0 (it
may be up to 5 or 10 depending on the version). Press on the "Menu" or "PTT" button to set, save and exit.
Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.