Perhaps I am not using the correct phrase because these commercial radios are new to me. We have been programming our radios for a couple years, old HT-1000s, XTS2500, etc, but we just got into HT-1250s about 6 months ago. We developed the channel lineup, pl tones, button assignments, etc and used it to program 6 factory refurbed radios, all went well and we are using them. Then we bought 3 used ht-1250 radios and used the same saved file to program those radios. This one radio seemed to have programmed correctly, all the channels etc are there but the led on top flashes red and no matter what channel we try to xmit to it, no joy, even channels that are simplex and have no pl tones. It xmits ok, just seems to be waiting for something to open the squelch to rcv a signal.
Another question - one of the used radios has a four position channel selector button on top. The decal around the button has 16 white dots but the switch will only mechanically rotate thru 4 positions. The front and side buttons seem to work ok.
Someone should have warned me and told me that this commercial stuff is a lot harder than the amateur radios!!!!!
Thanks for all your help