motorola gp340

I have a motorola gp340. I also have a frequency to which i have programmed the radio.
I am a total novice at programming the radio. The problema i have is that. Whilst i can here people close to me. Ie. Stood next to. The radio will be hit and miss aa in hearing anyone a few meters away from me. Any one ideas why.?. I think i have the rx/tx frequency right. There is also static on the radio at times. Any help anyone can give id be greatful

That is an odd issue. Can people here you?

When you are programming the radio - are you programming the same frequency / tone for both the TX and RX values?

I think a little more information may be helpful in getting to the bottom of the issue.