Question about Motorola Talkabout T5320 (14 Channels) 2-Way Radio
It is possible your radio is beyond repair. The most you can do is clean the springs and contacts with a pencil eraser or soft cloth. Erratic behavior is a sign you are only getting a partial connection.
Posted on Dec 17, 2015
Clean it again. Corrosion is hard to see. Depending on the radio, I use a wire brush on a Dremel or pencil eraser. Sometimes really mild sandpaper. Be careful not to bend the contacts to the battery.
Posted on Dec 02, 2015
Probably corroded wires connected to the gills or springs
Posted on Nov 30, 2015
Check the Continuous Tone Coded Squelch (CTCSS) settings on all the radios. (Note that some manufacturers refer to this feature as a “Privacy Code” or “Quiet Code.” The actual name of the feature may vary.) This feature encodes a low-frequency signal on your radio transmission. This signal is below the range of human hearing but can be detected by other radios. When the CTCSS feature is active your radio will ignore any signal that it receives that does not have the proper tone encoded on it.
In order for these radios to communicate, all of the radios need to be on the same channel and have the same CTCSS code programmed or the CTCSS feature must be disabled.
I suspect that CTCSS is activated on your T5530s but is not enabled on your T5320. This would result in the situation you describe.
Also take note that when using different brands / models of radios to communicate with one another that the CTCSS code numbering scheme may not necessarily be the same from radio to radio. For instance, CTCSS code “4” on the Motorola TalkAbout series actually corresponds to code “A” on the Motorola Sport models.
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Posted on Apr 07, 2008
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