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MotoTRBO Digital Programming Error - Tone on Transmit

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longlamppost

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Hi, I've just bought a DP3601 (I think an XPR6350 equivalent for Euro market) - I am in the UK by the way. I've programmed some analogue channels in Zone1 and all work fine. I've programmed some digital channels in Zone2 but when I press PTT on any digital channel, I just get an audible tone from the speaker and no red tx light. Any ideas / assistance would be appreciated!

I did wonder if it was an EID thing as I haven't bought anything along with the radio (Ebay). But a friend seems to think that one isn't required. If the programming software suggests the features I'm using are 'free', then it should be good.
 

K9RPL

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If the DP3601 works like the XPR6000's (I have XPR 6550's and 7550's) the TX light is actually solid green. Received signals will cause it flash green. For scanning it will flash orange. The sound you're hearing is probably the infamous "Bonk" which indicates you didn't access the channel, usually because it's busy, or out of range. If you successfully access the channel the radio will chirp and the light will flicker green then go solid green to show it's transmitting.

Blinking Red is transmit with low battery. Or if it's red at power up it failed the self test.
 

longlamppost

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Have you assigned a TX contact for each channel? Without one, you'll get that exact behavior.
Ahah! Thank you. It was this. I wasn't aware of that requirement but looked into a little more an assigned lists and calls contacts to each channel and hey presto. Awesome, much appreciated!
 

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I see it is resolved, but also watch out for the admit Criteria. Channel Free can cause radio to not let you PTT when there is a high noise floor. Recommend Polite instead. TT
 
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