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A fellow ham radio friend and /\/\ enthusiast like myself sold me an XPR3500 yesterday so I can start the exciting life of DMR. It worked fine up until about 30 minutes ago when all of a sudden it would not transmit on digital or analog. It acts normal otherwise including receiving just fine and sent text messages but does nothing when I press the PTT button. Anyone have any ideas on this?!?
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I found the problem after I opened it up. The PTT switch became unsoldered. Three of the four contact points. I tried to solder them back and it worked until I powered the radio back up and now it steady transmits. I thought maybe be solders we’re connected so I separated them but still the steady transmit.
 

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Well DMR was fun while it lasted lol. I got my money back and am in the market for another 3500 cause I’ve got all the accessories (minus the speaker mic) so just need the radio.
 

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They go for pretty cheap. You could probably find one for $150 or so.
Yes sir already got another 3500 “R” split going to my buddy so he can program it. I popped off the PTT switch from the board and she’s good again. So now the unit can be used with a speaker mic which is not a total loss.
 

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Yes sir already got another 3500 “R” split going to my buddy so he can program it. I popped off the PTT switch from the board and she’s good again. So now the unit can be used with a speaker mic which is not a total loss.
There is no “split” on the 3500’s. They do the entire UHF band Just like the 7550.
 

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Again, there is only ONE UHF split. Back in the day there was Q which 403-433, R was 438-470, S was 450-482, & T was 470-512. As time went on, Q, or R split was 380-470, or 403-470, depending on the radio. That was called low split. There was also S, or T, & that was 450-512, or 450-520, again depending on the radio. That was called hi split. But today, on the Gen 2 XPR 3500/7550, the entire uhf band is one split. So while the tag says “R”, it’s not differentiating between low, & hi split as there’s only one split for the entire UHF band. Oh, the Gen 2 mobiles still have low, & hi split.
 

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Again, there is only ONE UHF split. Back in the day there was Q which 403-433, R was 438-470, S was 450-482, & T was 470-512. As time went on, Q, or R split was 380-470, or 403-470, depending on the radio. That was called low split. There was also S, or T, & that was 450-512, or 450-520, again depending on the radio. That was called hi split. But today, on the Gen 2 XPR 3500/7550, the entire uhf band is one split. So while the tag says “R”, it’s not differentiating between low, & hi split as there’s only one split for the entire UHF band. Oh, the Gen 2 mobiles still have low, & hi split.
That would explain Gary why I haven’t seen any “S” split 3500’s. Very good info sir thank you and hope to hear you on DMR locally.
 
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