I have a set of FR50 Motorola Talkabouts. One is working OK as I have another set of Radio Shack two ways and they will work with one of the Motorola. The other Motorola turns on OK but will not receive or transmit. When you push the call button on the good unit you hear a click on the one that is not working correctly, but that is all. Any idea as to the problem and is there anyway I can repair?
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Yes they will both talk together on the same channels just fine. Most of the more recent Talk About Radios are FRS/GMRS with 22 channels. These radios are FRS only with out the GMRS. The FRS are the first 14 channels in most talk about's as are your radios.
The FR50 is a pretty basic radio, where you set the channel select to one of 14 frequencies. The freq number will display on the screen, both radios must be on the same freq to communicate. This being said, if you have known-good batteries and the freq number is the same, your raidos should work together. If not, you have a radio which is defective and will need to be replaced.
What you have described is typical of the radios not being on the same frequency and/or code. If you know how to put your radios in programming mode, set all the frequencies and codes to the same number, then they will work together. If you still have the owners manual it will describe this process. Usually with a TalkAbout radio it consists of holding in the PTT while turning the radio on.
As you are probably aware, the radio will have approx. 14 frequencies installed. You can usually select these easily from the front panel. The second number you see in the corner of the screen when you turn on the radio is the "code". This is an interference eliminator. All of your radios need to be set to the same code to work correctly together. If you find one or more of your radios does not have "code", simply set those that have "code" to zero.