Question about Motorola Mag One BPR40 Two Way Radio
I have about 20 Motorola Mag One radios that I use for my business. Lately, we have been getting a lot of static that just comes on even when nobody is transmitting. There is also about a second of ongoing static at the end of each transmission. Any ideas what could be causing this?
If your BPR40 radios are all about the same age, it could be a sign of your batteries getting old and needing replaced. A bad or weak battery will cause the radio to exhibit static, and then eventually poor or no transmit. Check your battery date code first, it is a 3 digit number on the battery label, followed by a space and then usually a number 1. On the 3-digit code, the first number is the year, the next two the week of the year. 229 would be 2012 the 29th week. Replacement batteries should be available for around $35.
If you feel the battery is not the issue, you may have ONE radio which is causing the problem. Try using all your radios and testing by shutting off just one radio at a time. You may identify the culprit. Motorola offers a one year warranty on the BPR40, after the warranty is done, flat rate repair is typically available for $69.
Third possible cause is some type of interference in your area. If this is the case, your radios may need a PL code programmed into them, if you don't already have one. This will filter out unwanted noise or transmissions. Sidenote: If you've added any new computers or electronic office equipment recently, it may also interfere. Some foreign produced computers will lack the filters required in the USA to prevent interference with communications. Coiling excess cables can be helpful in stopping RF noise.
The second of static at the end of your transmission is called "white tail" and is common in all modern radios. There is a programming feature to eliminate most of the white tail noise, it is called reverse burst. Your radio dealer can reprogram your radios and add this to your radios, or future radios you buy. The trade-off with reverse burst is that you will loose the last of your spoken words if you do not hold your PTT an extra moment, as reverse burst actually transmits back or cuts off the end of a transmission to eliminate the noise. White tail is worse when mixing old model and new model radios together.
Posted on Jul 13, 2012
Hi i recently bought 2 mag one radios and when i took it to be program with the frequency it keep giving me a programming error. can someone please tell me the cause
Posted on Aug 29, 2012
SOURCE: Motorola Talkabout T5400
Hello, There is not compability issue, sounds like you have a mic problem because you hear the Roger Beep and that means that the transmition and Reception cicle is working if you could test an audio accesorie would be great. There is another possibility if one of the radios is out of frequency you could experiment the same symtoms.
Posted on Apr 16, 2007
SOURCE: FR60 intermittent transmission
It could be battery / power issue. Two-way radios draw much more power when transmitting then receiving. If the batteries are weak the radio might work perfectly fine on receive and then cut-out when you depress the Push-To-Talk.
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Posted on May 01, 2008
SOURCE: motorola spirit mu21cv
Sounds like you do not have your radios programmed to match one another. The MU21CV is a user programmable model. You might call your local Motorola dealer or one of the companies online to have someone walk you through programming the radio(s). With this model it can appear the radio is not powering up, when it simply is not programmed correctly.
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
Generally a crackling sound coming through a speaker indicated the speaker is damaged (or blown). This can happen due to phyical damage such as dropping; old age' or running the device at full volume most of the time. The T5000 is a non-repairable radio. If less than one year old you may be able to get it replaced under warrranty. If more than one year old, you will need to replace the unit.
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
Here is a link to the user manual for the SV600R. http://www.giantintl.com/ContentManage/manuals/Moto/SX600%2012-21-07.pdf Follow the instructions to reprogram the affected radio. Note: The problem you are describing may not be simply programming. The radio problem may be non-reversible. You might also try a new battery, or switch the battery from the other unit for a test, just to see if the battery is bad.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
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