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No audio but transmits ok

Radio shows that a signal is being received but there is no audio from the speaker. The radio will transmit ok and can be heard on the other unit.

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  • dgbuhl May 13, 2008

    Hi Ken
    One problem is that the radios I have were used by a previous bicycle club and they did not come with owners manuals. So I am not sure of the procedure to switch the Privacy Code/CTCSS feature. Is there any place I can get or download the manual. I have searched the internet and not found any.

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Hello dgbuhl,

Check the Continuous Tone Coded Squelch (CTCSS) settings on all the radios. (Note that some manufacturers refer to this feature as a Privacy Code or Quiet Code. The actual name of the feature may vary.)

In order for your radios to communicate with eachother all of the radios need to be on the same channel and have the same CTCSS / Privacy Code programmed (or the CTCSS feature must be disabled on all the radios). If CTCSS is enabled on one of the radios, but not the other, the situation you describe would occur.
Check your user's manual for more information on the Privacy Tones and how to set them.

Best Regards,
Ken
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Posted on May 12, 2008

  • Ken Collier
    Ken Collier May 13, 2008

    Hi again dgbuhl,



    The Cherokee line of radios was made by a company called Wireless Marketing in Schaumburg, IL. I do not believe that this company is still in business. I was able to locate their old website, address and phone number with a quick websearch. However none of this data appears to be current.



    Sadly that may mean that finding a manual or getting further support on the product could be a tall order.



    For your reference,the old contact information is:



    Wireless Marketing Corporation

    1212 Remington Rd.
    Schaumburg, IL 60008

    1-800-259-0959
    http://www.wirelessmarketing.com



    Sorry I couldn't provide any additional assistance.



    Best regards,

    Ken

    Go Ahead. Use Us.

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