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Speaker isue with Baofeng UV-5R Plus

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Badger91

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I just purchased a UV-5R Plus on Amazon, When I got it it seemed to be working great. I was able to talk with a friend on his 5 miles from my House (Regular Frequency).

Today I went over to my friends house to program the radio, When I turned it on there was no sound. We made sure the volume was up. My friend plugged my radio into his computer to upload all the repeaters and channels that he has in his.

After we completed the programing, we went to test my radio to make sure everything took, I could transmit fine, but when he tried to respond I didn't hear anything at all.

Is this an issue I can fix or do I have to send it back to amazon?


Thanks for any help, Im just starting out in this endevor
 

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I just purchased a UV-5R Plus on Amazon, When I got it it seemed to be working great. I was able to talk with a friend on his 5 miles from my House (Regular Frequency).

Today I went over to my friends house to program the radio, When I turned it on there was no sound. We made sure the volume was up. My friend plugged my radio into his computer to upload all the repeaters and channels that he has in his.

After we completed the programing, we went to test my radio to make sure everything took, I could transmit fine, but when he tried to respond I didn't hear anything at all.

Is this an issue I can fix or do I have to send it back to amazon?


Thanks for any help, Im just starting out in this endevor
When you plug a speaker/mic or programming cable into your radio, contacts in the jack are lifted to disable the internal speaker and internal mic. Sometimes with the UV-5R (and variants) the "stuff" put into the jacks at the factory comes loose and gets under these contacts while they are in their lifted state. Then when the speaker/mic or programming cable is removed, the contact(s) is(are) blocked from returning to their normal position. Usually this happens with the microphone jack. If you can plug in a speaker/mic and the audio works, then this is most likely the problem.

This is discussed in the FAQ section of the miklor.com website with a possible solution for the microphone.

Baofeng FAQ UV-5R Pofung UV5R F-11 UV5RA UV5RC UV5R+ UV5RAX UVE5

With the speaker jack being the smaller of the two, it will be harder to do. Good luck.

Jim KC9HI
 
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