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Same station same code only working one way motorola 250

We have 4 units different brands(2 are pair, other 2 are from different sets each) but same station same code, the wo pair work fine with each other, the other two can call out but we cannot hear the response back to the Motorola 250 singles. Any suggestions?

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If one set has FRS and GMRS channels and the other doesn't, the FRS channels may not match. Try using the lower channels or going up or down one channel.

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Hello jayhawkrx,

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.) This feature encodes a low-frequency signal on your radio transmission. This signal is below the range of human hearing but can be detected by other radios. When the CTCSS feature is active your radio will ignore any signal that it receives that does not have the proper tone encoded on it.

In order for these radios to communicate, all of the radios need to be on the same channel and have the same CTCSS code programmed or the CTCSS feature must be disabled.

I suspect that CTCSS is activated on one of your radios but not on the other. This would result in the situation you describe.

Also take note that when using different brands / models of radios to communicate with one another that the CTCSS code numbering scheme may not necessarily be the same from radio to radio. For instance, CTCSS code 4 on the Motorola TalkAbout series actually corresponds to code A on the Motorola Sport models.

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I was made to understand that the 250 together with 270SLK, 280 & 289SLK all came out sometime last quarter of 1998. To my knowledge, all share the same basic features. The only difference is that the high end models feature built-in VOX, available colors, power/battery condition indicators, some other frills.

Like you, I couldn’t find any manual for a 250 but the user’s manual for a Motorola Talkabout T-289 is available here. Since most features are presumably the same, you can probably try winging it from the 289.

Here and here are nice articles about the 250.

Hope that this be of some help. Pls post back if this is of any use to you or should you need further information.

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