How to turn off the annoying "roger" beep on Motorola radios
I love Motorola radios and use them on most of my bird hunts. They are small, light and work clearly over a long distance. My hunting companions and I usually go to a good spot and then make a plan to meet at lunch and each hunt our separate part of the country with our dogs. With the radios, we can keep in contact throughout the day.
My biggest frustration with the radios is that annoying â€œrogerâ€ beep when you let up on the PTT button. Not only does it make that annoyingly loud beep at my radio, but it broadcasts it to everyone on my channel regardless what they have their radio set to.Â I can’t imagine why motorola would design such an annoying feature into a radio. It finally came to a head when I was hunting with my sister on her trophy muzzleloader elk tag this last week. (An awesome hunt,Â BTW.)Â No matter how low I turned my radio that maddening beep was loud enough to wake the whole aspen hillside. That was enough incentive to push me to figure out the solution; it wasÂ easy, but not intuitive.
To turn off the â€œrogerâ€ beep (a.k.a. courtesy tone) on the Motorola walkie talkie, simply turn off the radio, hold the â€œ+â€ button (channel up button) down as you turn the radio back on.
When I finally got the â€œrogerâ€ beep turned off, I felt like Fiona on the Shrek movie after she kicked Robin Hoodâ€™sÂ %@# and said,Â â€œMan, that was annoying.â€Â (youtube link)Â One funny movie.