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Motorola CDM question

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Asmitty0010

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I just got a new CDM 1550 and i'm wondering what the icons on the display mean. One looks like an "H" - i don't know if thats for the home zone? The other one is an arrow pointing right --> between two lines.

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H = High Power Transmit (L = Low Power Transmit)

|->| = Repeater/Talkaround
 

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It depends. A button can be programmed to turn talkaround on or off, but if it was not, you will need cps.
 

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Alrighty. There is no access to a menu like the manual says (finally found one online) or any button to press so i'll just live with the icon being on. Using it for monitoring local repeaters only so not a problem at all.

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It's possible that it's programmed as a long-press button. Try holding the buttons down for two seconds to see if it changes anything.

Better yet, who programmed the radio for you in the first place? Have them go over the options with you and set it up the way you want!
 

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Thanks! Can "talkaround" be disabled through the keypad or only through CPS?
Let me tighten up the significance of the "direct" symbol.

What it means is that the radio will be transmitting and receiving on the same freq and tone. This symbol will appear if a "talkaround" button or menu item has been programmed and invoked. It will also appear, though, if a simplex channel is programmed. In the latter case, you cannot defeat display of the symbol (as you cannot defeat the programmed simplex operation).
 
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