Question about Motorola Talkabout T5800 (22 Channels) 2-Way Radio

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Talk about frequency change

How do i get the frequencies to to correspond ? date on the units -15 oct, 1998. sn:165ayvbe51 mdl:P14SPA03P2AA

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    eradiostore May 11, 2010

    I see by the category you chose you are referencing the T5800 model. I do not believe this model was around in 1998. So it is possible you have a different model. Please confirm, and it will assist us in helping you.

  • eradiostore
    eradiostore May 11, 2010

    Are both of your TalkAbout radios the same model? If so, it is possible we could locate an owners manual online to walk you through programming. If the radio has a simple name other than TalkAbout on the exterior of the unit, provide it also.



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To change channel & code press talk and monitor while turning radio on. Radio will speak current channel. Release both talk and monitor. Press talk to change to next channel or press monitor to keep current channel. Press monitor when desired channel is selected, radio will speak current code. Press talk to change to next code or press monitor to keep current code. Press talk to change code as desired then press monitor when done. Will speak channel and code selected. Set all units in same manner to communicate.

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I believe from your brief description you have the TalkAbout 250, 289 or Plus model. Here is a brief description of programming the frequency (channel):

1 With the radio ON, press the MENU button once. CHAN appears and the current channel (large number) will flash.
2. Use the SCROLL buttons to select a new channel.
3. Press the PTT button to set your new channel selection.

To set the interference eliminator CODE:
1 With the radio ON, press the MENU button twice. Current CODE will appear in the upper corner (small number) and will flash.
2. Use the SCROLL buttons to select a new CODE.
3. Press the PTT button to set your new channel selection.

Your CHAN and CODE must match one another for your radios to communicate.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

  • gherson May 14, 2011

    There is no MENU button or (LCD or LED) display on my mdl:P14SPA TalkAbout, only PTT, Monitor, on/off, and volume controls.



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