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Old 05-13-2019, 07:28 AM
DuckyTehGreat DuckyTehGreat is offline
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Hi there,

I have a pair of Motorola XTNiD radio's that I was gifted by a friend. They work amazingly with each other, unfortunately, I cannot get them to work with any one else's radios. When on the same channel as anyone else I cannot hear anyone nor can they hear me on either of the two XTNiD, though the two XTNiD's can hear each other.

I'm hoping someone on the forums knows what I might need to do, I've looked into the manual - link below - but can't figure out what might be causing it. An RX code was set to 121 for several of the channels but I set this back to 0 - it affects all channels anyway - and I have ensured scramble is set off.

Am I doing something wrong?

https://www.motorolasolutions.com/co..._manual_en.pdf
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:36 PM
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Hi there,

I have a pair of Motorola XTNiD radio's that I was gifted by a friend. They work amazingly with each other, unfortunately, I cannot get them to work with any one else's radios. When on the same channel as anyone else I cannot hear anyone nor can they hear me on either of the two XTNiD, though the two XTNiD's can hear each other.

I'm hoping someone on the forums knows what I might need to do, I've looked into the manual - link below - but can't figure out what might be causing it. An RX code was set to 121 for several of the channels but I set this back to 0 - it affects all channels anyway - and I have ensured scramble is set off.

Am I doing something wrong?

https://www.motorolasolutions.com/co..._manual_en.pdf
Well, your radios are programmed on different frequencies than the radios you are trying to talk to. Your radios are programmed for a specific set of frequencies and the radios you want to talk to are likely programmed differently.
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:38 PM
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Default Re: Motorola XTNiD help required

Almost certainly a mismatch of the CTCSS or DPL codes. Probably more likely to be that the other radios just don't match. What will really help is a programmable radio that will operate on all the combinations, simply and be able to identify what exactly you are sending, and what will open the squelch on receive.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:14 AM
DuckyTehGreat DuckyTehGreat is offline
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Default Re: Motorola XTNiD help required

Thank you both,

Is there a way to find out what frequencies they are likely using?
The radios used by my teammates are extremely cheap models (around ?30 a set).

Thanks again
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:52 AM
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Default Re: Motorola XTNiD help required

One possibility is to use a scanner or frequency finder to detect and identify the frequencies transmitted by the radios.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:36 PM
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Hi there,

I have a pair of Motorola XTNiD radio's that I was gifted by a friend. They work amazingly with each other, unfortunately, I cannot get them to work with any one else's radios. When on the same channel as anyone else I cannot hear anyone nor can they hear me on either of the two XTNiD, though the two XTNiD's can hear each other.

I'm hoping someone on the forums knows what I might need to do, I've looked into the manual - link below - but can't figure out what might be causing it. An RX code was set to 121 for several of the channels but I set this back to 0 - it affects all channels anyway - and I have ensured scramble is set off.

Am I doing something wrong?

https://www.motorolasolutions.com/co..._manual_en.pdf
You radios are PMR, which I think is the UK version of GMRS. What radio service are your friend's radios? If they are in a different radio service, then the frequencies aren't going to match.
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