It is recommended that you should test your walkie talkie and ensure that is functioning properly before heading out with it for an adventure so you are not caught off guarded in a difficult situation. Walkie talkies are made very sturdy because they are required by professionals who are mostly in mid of some action, a fragile device can fail them. A good quality walkie talkie will last longer and will require minimum maintenance. However, sometimes minor faults in the walkie talkies can make it temporarily useless, for example, it might stop responding, start giving continuous beeping sound, or it just simply dies without an apparent reason.
If your walkie talkie is giving you some trouble and it is still in warranty you can simply send it back and get it fixed or replaced, but what if the problem appears after the warranty has expired or what if the problem is not covered by warranty and the company asks you to pay for the repair. If you know how to fix minor issues you can save yourself some money and time. All you will need is patience and some tools.
Besides, if you are in the middle of the action, hiking a mountain with a group of friends or rescuing a cat stuck at the high tree branch and your walkie talkie fails you, you can’t just sit and wait for receiving a replacement. You should try to troubleshoot minor problems on your own.
Clogged up speaker grills
Always clean your handheld two-way radio sets before putting them in the storage and after taking them out of the storage. Dust stuck in the speaker grills can cause problems with hearing reception due to poor speaker quality. A simple wipe down the grill can give a significant boost to the quality of reception of your set.
See if the antenna is bent or has disconnected from the connector. Damaged antennas are hard to repair, you can opt for replacing it with a new one. Fortunately, antennas are not expensive and are easy to install. If you would have your antenna repaired than buy a new one you will have to send it to a professional.
If your fellows are getting a lot of static noise from your end check that your mic is properly connected. Simply removing the mic and reconnecting it can fix this issue in most cases. If you are still giving out static noise it could be due to poor transmission caused by a loosely connected antenna, make sure antenna is connected firmly. Another reason behind this due to dirty battery contacts, you can clean them with a pencil eraser easily.
Constant Beeping noise
Most walkie talkies will start beeping constantly in two situations, if the handset has been accidentally set to transmission mode or if the batteries are dying. Check for the mode your walkie talkie is on, disconnect and reconnect the microphone and see if replacing the batteries helps. If the problem persists, turn the set on and off several times. If it still beeping, chances are, you need to replace the battery pack and not just the batteries.
Push to Talk Button Failure
If you have a PTT (push to talk) button walkie talkie and the button is not functioning, see if the walkie talkie is powered up and on. Next, check the batteries by inserting them in another walkie talkie. Depending upon your use most batteries will last from a year or more, replace the batteries if they are not working. If the batteries are ok and you have turned on the walkie talkie, there is nothing you can do more in such cases. This needs to be corrected by professionals.
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