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Mothmon5ter

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Got my radio a few months ago and downloaded the software to program it with and had no problem entering settings and frequencies radio lights up when receiving but no sound and don't know why any help.
 

wyShack

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Let's start with the easy questions first. Can you pick up the weather channels in your area? These are the best 'beacons' for checking receivers as they basically transmit a strong signal 24/7. They can be found between 162.4 and 162.6 Mhz and I would be surprised if you are anywhere you cannot receive at least 1.

Do you get static when you press monitor or set the squelch to 'open'? If not some thing may be wrong with speaker and/or headphone.

Next suggestion would be to disable tone squelch- a lot of the radios have issues decoding tones and you likely do not need them to receive unless you want to 'filter' out some of the users of a frequency.

Also remember that almost all users are now FM narrow (notable exceptions would be 'Hams' or GMRS users). If you are set to wide, the squelch may not open and the audio would be low.

Hope this helps.
 

N4GIX

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Bear in mind also that the DM-5R is not DMR Tier 2 capable. It is okay for 2m/70cm analog use, but then you might as well have bought a UV-5R...
 
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