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BTech UV-2501+220

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Premium Subscriber
Jan 4, 2017
Hey folks, I'm in need of a little help. I received my new mobile radio about 3 days ago. The first 3 days, I worked out the kinks and got it operating and sounding great!

Last night I noticed that I could not hear anything unless it was in MONITOR mode or the squelch was set to 0.

I have tested multiple times with a fellow HAM and he receive my audio crystal clear. Likewise, when I am in either MONI mode or squelch set to 0, I can hear him just fine.
I have done multiple resets on the unit and checked a lot of my settings and tried to adjust them but still no luck.

I do not even get audio or static while in the FM Broadcast radio mode.
I know I should have spent the money and bought a "quality" radio, but i was very impressed with my UV-5R.

Please let me know any ideas that you have and feel free to ask me any questions to help troubleshoot it!




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Premium Subscriber
Dec 19, 2002
Middle River, MD
Sounds like you have the ctcss also know as tone squelch on and the repeater doesn't transmit the tone. It only needs a tone to access the repeater.
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