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OK. So I bought two of these:

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

For my son and I. They are dual band. I can push one button and speak to the first chosen channel, the second let's me speak to the second chosen channel. Here is where I am lost. When we set the radio on 2 different channels we can hear and transmit to each other but we cannot hear or talk to any other radios on the same channel. I am stumped. We tried changing channels. We tried putting both bands on the same channel but no matter what I did we could not communicate with anyone else. Just the two of us.

 

Thoughts, ideas, things to try would be welcome. 


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I'd check the ctcss settings. As I understand it, it uses an inaudible tone to create sub channels within a frequency. If they're set differently, you'll be locked out of that sub channel.
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I'll give that a look.


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You might only be able to communicate with each other because your radios don't have the same programming as everyone else's. Baofengs need to be programmed when they are first used; not sure how to do it but i know there are a few members on here who can.


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you can only broadcast on the chosen channel if you're on A you can only talk on A but can listen to B and vise versa.

 

 

 

did you manually enter every station ?

or use the programming cable?


Edited by PELI, 11 June 2017 - 06:31 PM.

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I did not get a programming cable. I can switch channels up and down starting with 1 to at least 12 (haven't gone further). They seem to all be pre programmed. I'll have them with me on the 25th at MCC.


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You'll most likely have to reprogram the frequencies. The ones on mine weren't correct.

http://www.buytwoway...the_keypad.aspx

You'll have to delete the previous frequencies before you can program the new ones.
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