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I have a Motorola GP-68 and every time I transmit for more than 30 seconds the radio gets really hot, is this a problem and if it is what is wrong with the radio?
 

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It is the antenna that came with it. So no I'm not positive it is the correct antenna.
 

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Al42 said:
What temperature is "really hot"? Heat sinks in some small portables do get uncomfortably warm in normal operation.
Yea I would say uncomfortable warm, like burns to touch it. I was just wondering if this is normal operation for a 5 watt radio.
 

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Some dumb person may have set the RF output of the radio up to the max. The only thing that this does is kill the battery faster and damage the TX amp PA module. You should have the radio checked and probably get the RF output lowered to the standard output wattage.

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Astrak said:
Yea I would say uncomfortable warm, like burns to touch it. I was just wondering if this is normal operation for a 5 watt radio.
 

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Astrak said:
Yea I would say uncomfortable warm, like burns to touch it. I was just wondering if this is normal operation for a 5 watt radio.
If just touching it can raise a blister, it's much too hot. Take jim202's advice - have it checked.
 
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