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Mag One Radio - Static

I have about 20 Motorola Mag One radios that I use for my business. Lately, we have been getting a lot of static that just comes on even when nobody is transmitting. There is also about a second of ongoing static at the end of each transmission. Any ideas what could be causing this?

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If your BPR40 radios are all about the same age, it could be a sign of your batteries getting old and needing replaced. A bad or weak battery will cause the radio to exhibit static, and then eventually poor or no transmit. Check your battery date code first, it is a 3 digit number on the battery label, followed by a space and then usually a number 1. On the 3-digit code, the first number is the year, the next two the week of the year. 229 would be 2012 the 29th week. Replacement batteries should be available for around $35.

If you feel the battery is not the issue, you may have ONE radio which is causing the problem. Try using all your radios and testing by shutting off just one radio at a time. You may identify the culprit. Motorola offers a one year warranty on the BPR40, after the warranty is done, flat rate repair is typically available for $69.

Third possible cause is some type of interference in your area. If this is the case, your radios may need a PL code programmed into them, if you don't already have one. This will filter out unwanted noise or transmissions. Sidenote: If you've added any new computers or electronic office equipment recently, it may also interfere. Some foreign produced computers will lack the filters required in the USA to prevent interference with communications. Coiling excess cables can be helpful in stopping RF noise.

The second of static at the end of your transmission is called "white tail" and is common in all modern radios. There is a programming feature to eliminate most of the white tail noise, it is called reverse burst. Your radio dealer can reprogram your radios and add this to your radios, or future radios you buy. The trade-off with reverse burst is that you will loose the last of your spoken words if you do not hold your PTT an extra moment, as reverse burst actually transmits back or cuts off the end of a transmission to eliminate the noise. White tail is worse when mixing old model and new model radios together.

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Posted on Jul 13, 2012

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Hi i recently bought 2 mag one radios and when i took it to be program with the frequency it keep giving me a programming error. can someone please tell me the cause

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    eradiostore Aug 29, 2012

    Double check your programming set-up and cable. It is possible you have a programming cable which has gone bad.

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    eradiostore Aug 29, 2012

    Another issue might happen if you are attempting to program a BPR40 with software older than the previous programming. And one final thought, if your radio's light seems to stay locked on after programming, your radio is in need of repair.

  • John L radiodude365 Sep 24, 2012

    It is really easy to buy the wrong programming cable. I only use Motorola cables, they cost a lot more but they always work. Other than that, it was never intended to be programmed by consumers, you need the correct setup and as eRadio said, the most current copy of the software. If you have never programmed one, it is intimidating.While I have an online store, we do not offer "free Help" on eBay or garage sales radios. Best to send it in for programming. They got rid of them for a reason.

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