Baofeng only transmits in Freq mode

So I have a baofang bf-h8td which by Chirp will program with either the uv-5r or the h8hp connections.

I am only able to transmit on gmrs if I go to frequency mode . The unit is unlocked. So is this normal or am I doing something wrong on this radio.

I have done some searching on the subject, but everything I find is the opposite issue, people are complaining about the radio only transmitting on the Channel Mode. So I am wondering why I have the opposite issue.

Thanks for any help.

If you set the “Offset” to “Off”, you cannot transmit on that channel, but you can still tune that frequency in VFO mode and transmit…