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POFUNG GT-5 transmitting issues

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hill

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I have a few POFUNG GT-5 radios and the newer one stopped being able to hit any repeaters. I am only few miles from the local ham radio repeater and can't access the 2M or 440 repeaters at this site. I tried to re-program using the Chrip software. I also tried by entering the information in the VFO mode. Locally it can be received and transmits to another radio in the area. I also checked the tone with a scanner and it seams to be working alright. I can't find any information on how to do a hard reset on the radio.

Going forward I am at loss what is wrong with this radio, but I guess it might be off frequency or something wrong with the FM deviation.

Thanks in advanced for help fixing this issue.
 

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Can you hit the repeaters with other radios? Are you sure it isn't a repeater problem?
Do you have a wattmeter and frequency counter?
If the radio is set to narrow you should still be able to work a wideband ham repeater. Your audio will just be low.
Did you look at the menus for the reset menu? It's probably menu 40. The reset menu in the radio doesn't reset everthing.
Did you load a Chirp image into it from another radio that has a different firmware version? If you did that then you could have messed it up and need to reload the original factory image to fix it.
When you bought the new radio did you immediately download the image with Chirp and save it so you can restore the radio in the future?
 

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I worked before something must have changed in the radio.

The repeaters are working I can access them with all my radios.

The reset didn't work.

I always save what in radio before I reprogram them.

I do have a watt meter, but don't know if have adapters to hook the radio up.

I will have to take the radio to the local ham club meeting.
 
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