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One of my Radios will not transmitt to the other one. All channels are set the same on both radios. I had both radios put away for a few years and were working fine at the time.

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Hi,I think the problem is with your tone coded squelch (CTCSS). Your radio channel is like a telephone party line. If your CTCSS is not on, everytime you turn your radio on you will hear anyone on that channel that is close enough to hear.
If you are trying to use these radios for serious communications, that will drive you nuts to hear everybody else talking but not about what you need to hear. To try to mitigate this problem, CTCSS was created. There are 38 different codes. If you for example set your unit to operate on code 11 and your other unit is set to operate on code 12, you could not hear each other.
Now let's add a third unit set to not use CTCSS at all. Neither one of you will be able to hear this third unit but he can hear both of you. Now you set the second unit to code 11 like the first unit. Now you will be able to hear each other. The third unit will still be able to hear both of you but since he is not transmitting code 11, you still can't hear him.
If you are hearing some traffic, it is because they have their CTCSS set to the same code that you are set to. Look in you operators manual for CTCSS Privacy Codes. Set your radios accordingly and your problem is solved.

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Channels 8 through 14 are low-power FRS license-free channels. Operation on any other channel requires a GMRS station license issued by the FCC. Unauthorized/unlicensed use of the GMRS frequencies can result in stiff fines and confiscation of radio equipment.

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Just in case these radios have been modified, or have lost there settings, please perform the following:
All radios must be tuned to the same channel and privacy code to communicate. To successfully communicate using a privacy code, both the sending and receiving radios must be tuned to the same channel and to the same privacy code system (CTCSS or DCS) and privacy code number. Each channel will remember the last privacy code system and number you select.
The privacy code 00 is not a privacy code, but allows all signals to be heard on a channel that is set to 00 on both the CTCSS and DCS systems.

Channels 1 through 7 are shared with FRS/GMRS. Channels 8 through 14 are FRS only.
Channels 15 through 22 are GMRS only.

To select a CTCSS privacy code:
1. After selecting a channel, press the Mode/Power button until the CTCSS icon appears and the small numbers next to the channel number flash on the display. If DCS is turned on at the channel selected, the display will flash the CTCSS icon and "OFF." To switch from DCS to CTCSS, press the Channel Up or Channel Down button while the display is flashing "OFF." The display will then show the small numbers flashing and you will then be able to proceed to step 2.
2. Press using the Channel Up or Channel Down button to select a privacy code. You can hold the Up or Down button for fast advance.
3. When your desired CTCSS privacy code is displayed, choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Power button to enter the new setting and proceed to other functions.
b. Press the Lock button to enter the new setting and return to Standby mode.
c. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter the new setting and return to Standby mode.

To select a DCS privacy code:
1. After selecting a channel, press the Mode/Power button until the DCS icon appears and the
small numbers flash on the display (01 through 83).
2. Press using the Channel Up or Channel Down button to select a DCS privacy code. You can hold the Up or Down button for fast advance.
3. When your desired DCS privacy code is displayed, choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Power button to enter the new setting and proceed to other functions.
b. Press the Lock button to enter the new setting and return to Standby mode.
c. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter the new setting and return to Standby mode.

For Cobra Customer Assistance:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday to Friday
(except Holidays) - (514) 683-1771, ext. 2-264 (phone).

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