20 Most Recent Motorola TalkAbout T5530 2-Way Radio Questions & Answers

FRS & GMRS frequencies have been preset by the governing bodies where these radios are licensed for use. They consist of Ch 1 - 14 for FRS or Family Radios Service (the new "CB" radio) and Ch 15 - 22 for GMRS or General Mobile radio Service. GMRS frequencies may be repeated 5 Mhz higher - the repeater input of channel 22 (462.750 Mhz) may be heard if close to the transmitter on Ch 22, but if a repeater has been set up to repeat signals in range on Ch 22, they would also be heard on 467.750 Mhz. The repeater will likely have one or more of the following: a high vantage point such as a hill or mountain top, may increased output power of up to 50 watts, or have an antenna with gain properties. Any one or combination of any of these benefits, will result in a significantly increased area of coverage.

FRS Frequencies Channel Frequency in MHz 1 462.5625 2 462.5875 3 462.6125 4 462.6375 5 462.6625 6 462.6875 7 462.7125 8 467.5625 9 467.5875 10 467.6125 11 467.6375 12 467.6625 13 467.6875 14 467.7125 15 462.550 16 462.575 17 462.600 18 462.625 19 462.650 20* 462.675* 21 462.700 22 462.725

It is important to note that only Ch 1 - 14 may be used without a license. Transmitting on any of the GMRS frequencies (Ch 15 - 22) shown in red in the chart above, requires an FCC license if used in the U.S.A. Other countries may or may not have laws for licensing the use of any or all these frequencies, so check before transmitting. Modifying an FRS / GMRS radio is a violation of FCC rules and if caught; can result in fines, prison or both.

If you'd like to be able to tune actual frequencies - and not be limited to specific channels, you ought to look into amateur ("ham") radio. While not in the FRS or GMRS bands, there are literally hundreds of thousands of frequencies to use once licensed. The ARRL (American Radio Relay League) has a great deal of info about ham radio.

I hope this helps & good luck! Please rate my reply - thanks!

Motorola... | Answered on Dec 04, 2017

It's very simple, you just need to get higher or where buildings do not obstruct the transmitted signal.

Some of these radios have transmitted 20 or 30 miles from a high spot to someone standing in the clear or when weather conditions increase the range.

Motorola... | Answered on Jan 31, 2015

You'll never see 8-mile range unless it's mountaintop to mountaintop. If there's any terrain/trees/houses it's just not going to make it...

Motorola... | Answered on Jan 31, 2015

That generally means that it's set to transmit on an invalid frequency.

Motorola... | Answered on May 04, 2014

Dear sir,
u can coonect the same via IP camera , u will have to open ip camera & find pre ampmlifier section for both inward & outward voice communication , then only it is possible or use Voice over IP routers , which has audio in & out port ,with some modification to walkie talkie handsfree

Motorola... | Answered on Jun 10, 2013

See previous Post...


Motorola... | Answered on Mar 10, 2013

Hi Ken,

Take your radio in to your nearest Radioshack or similar store, and they'll help you to get the Charging dock for your radio.

I hope this helps.


Motorola... | Answered on Mar 10, 2013

See previous entry,,,...


Motorola... | Answered on Mar 06, 2013


Yes it is a Motorola, no it is not made in Malaysia, USA or UK, but mass produced in China under license, and there my friend lies the problem.

From personal and from the many others who've posted on this forum re: Chinese made radios, they are ****, and a waste of money.

Very little info available, and what is available is written in CHINGLISH, which is a mongrel to understand.

Spend little, get little....

Spend more, get more...

That's what I did and still do on ebay, for a trusted brand from $150.00 upwards, you will be doing yourself a favour, stay clear of any radio equipment made in China, it's rubbish.


Motorola... | Answered on Mar 06, 2013

We have found this company http://www.wirelesspro.com/ for TalkAbout accessories.

Best regards.

Motorola... | Answered on Aug 07, 2012

Here's the manual - please review and feel free to ask any specific questions you may have.

Good luck!

Motorola... | Answered on Jun 21, 2012

  • Motorola two way radios were pretty standard across the board with their accessories and chargers. If it worked in one it was pretty much guaranteed to work in a different model one. This link here http://www.ewingenter.com/accessories.htm is a great place to get aftermarket Motorola two way radio accessories. You have your choice of several types or headset/mic combos on there.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Motorola... | Answered on Oct 16, 2011

Check with www.wirelesspro.com or the Motorola TalkAbout store http://www.store.motorola.com/b/2952967011

Best regards.

Motorola... | Answered on Sep 09, 2011

Here is a link to the user guide: http://www.giantintl.com/ContentManage/manuals/Moto/T55xx.pdf

You might start by checking the frequency, code and Qt filter (if any), to be certain they are set alike.

Best regards.

Motorola... | Answered on Sep 05, 2011


Go to this website, http://www.ewingenter.com/accessories.htm. Scroll down and look for Charging options & Batteries and just a few lines below that, you will find chargers for your T5530.

A click on YES will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for choosing FixYa!

Motorola... | Answered on Jun 24, 2011

Yes if they are both connected to each other

Motorola... | Answered on Jan 24, 2011

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