GP 68 Are not keypad programmable without a modification done. The Batlabs forums has information as to how to do that. Apparently Big "M" had to add this procedure in order to sell them in the countries they did sell them in. probably if they had done this in the US the FCC would have type accepted them. (Some were) From a marketing aspect though who would want a radio for ham use that couldn't be programmed without going to the dealer. Big"M" later came out with the AP73 for ham use. It is basically the same radio however it could only be programmed for the ham bands. GP68 when modified can be programmed in the ham band as well as others VHF bands. Anyway the ones coming from Hong Kong I understand are coming with the mod done. By the way the Batlabs site has the manual for the GP68. It also has the manual for the AP73(Ham Version which actually goes into more details on programming splits an what nots.) is available on the BL site. As for the chargers Motorola chargers have a low and quick charge setting. The after market ones from Hong Kong are junk. I found an aftermarket one from W&W Manufacturing that works fine for me. Battery Replacement Two Way Radio Wireless Scanner Camcorder Chargers Analyzers/Conditioners
It is the Master Charger II.a. You will need the GP68 charging cup if you order one. They are a good radio for what they were designed for. Not a top of the line Motorola but it does a good job. The biggest complaint is that it doesn't do Alpha/Numeric of the memory channels. So you need to either memorize you channels locations or write them down and carry them with you.