20 Most Recent Motorola Talkabout T5500 (7 Channels) 2-Way Radio Questions & Answers

Check your programming http://shop.giantintl.com/Manuals.asp?offset=30

Motorola... | Answered on Dec 17, 2015

Try contacting http://shop.giantintl.com/contact.asp

Motorola... | Answered on Dec 17, 2015

Choose your radio model from the pulldown at
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Motorola... | Answered on Jun 09, 2015

I think you radio has a problem and will need to be checked, rapaired or replaced.

Motorola... | Answered on Mar 27, 2015

Hold in the PTT button while turning on the radio. It will announce the code setting. Using the PTT button you can press it until you reach the setting you want. Then press the Monitor button to lock it in. Next it will announce either 2-5 or 1-2-5. This is your setting for wide or narrowband. You should be set to 1-2-5 narrowband. Press Monitor to lock in your setting.
The frequencies of this radio are not programmable, they are factory preset.

Motorola... | Answered on Jan 08, 2015

Check your programming, the frequency and code must match one another on both radios. Also, remove any special feature programming until you have established good communications.
Check your mic hole to see that it isn't covered or plugged with debris. And finally, check your batteries. Trade batteries between the two radios and see if the problem is solved.

Best regards

Motorola... | Answered on Jan 08, 2015

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Motorola... | Answered on Jan 06, 2015

No. The T5603 is a version of the TalkAbout made for use outside the USA, and has preprogrammed frequencies (possibly PMR frequencies for the UK) which differ from the FRS/GMRS frequencies in the T5500 made for use in the USA.

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Motorola... | Answered on Aug 29, 2013

Pls swotch off qt & keep the same channel also keep all privacy codes to 0 , try ur set it will get connected to rest 3 , do not forget to keep privacy code 0

Motorola... | Answered on Jun 10, 2013

change their chanel and sub chanels as well they both should be the same..

Motorola... | Answered on Mar 10, 2013


Let me star by saying that: YOU ARE NOT ALONE, with this problem.

Even though they have the Motorola brand, which belongs to a reputable company, these little toys are mass produced under license in China, so you get what you pay for, i.e,. cheap & nasty.

These things eat batteries and there's not much that can be done, however, if you wish to continue playing with these TOYS, then purchase rechargeable batteries with the charger. Personally, I wouldn't waste my money on these.

Best to buy a proper 5 watt CB radio cheaply on ebay, and you'll have hours of fun.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I have answered many similar queries regarding this problem with these units.

Best regards,

Motorola... | Answered on Mar 05, 2013

Here are some tips and thoughts:

1) Be certain the radio is turned off when you attach the device. Having a radio turned on while plugging in an earpiece or headset can cause some bizarre symptoms.
2) Try the same earpiece on another radio and see if you have the same problem. Could be a compatibility problem with the earpiece, or could be a programmable setting on your radio is interferring.
3) Be certain you plug the device all the way in, to the click position. You should feel a slight click when it seats into place.
4) Try taking your radios back to a very basic operation with all the special features turned off (or set to zero). Then try your earpieces again. Pay special attention to VOX settings and call tones.

Best regards.

Motorola... | Answered on Sep 09, 2011

Hi there, Here is the manual for your Motorola Talkabouts -> http://www.motorola.com/mdirect/manuals/T50-T55_UserGuide.pdf Enjoy Alex

Motorola... | Answered on Jun 03, 2011

Many radios can gain transmission strength by making a satellite dish shape out of foil and placing it on the antenna. You can also try cutting a small hole into the bottom of a metal strainer or bowl and sticking that on the antenna.

Motorola... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011

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