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"PP" displayed on TK-5710 control head

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I was attempting to see if a control head was functional with a known working radio. I attached the power, remote cable, and ground. When I turned on the radio I saw all the normal LCD options flash and then a PP appeared in the upper left corner of the display. Soon thereafter it shut off. This happened with two separate heads (both KCH-15). When I reinstalled the original control head, everything worked perfectly.

The Kenwood website was not helpful.

Any ideas?
 
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I was attempting to see if a control head was functional with a known working radio. I attached the power, remote cable, and ground. When I turned on the radio I saw all the normal LCD options flash and then a PP appeared in the upper left corner of the display. Soon thereafter it shut off. This happened with two separate heads (both KCH-15). When I reinstalled the original control head, everything worked perfectly.

The Kenwood website was not helpful.

Any ideas?
If you are asking about the "PP" indicator, the top section on page 16 of the User's Manual (.pdf from Kenwood.com), mentions "PP appears when the displayed channel is both Priority channel 1 and Priority channel 2." "PP" is mentioned a few other places in the manual also.

If you are asking about it powering-down, sorry I don't have experience with that.

Hope this helps,
 
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Thanks! The PP only appears briefly and then the radio shuts off. There is no indication of a zone or channel, or anything else for that matter. A radio tech told me that the control head and RF deck may have mis-matched firmware, and to try to get it into firmware mode when booting to update the firmware. I'll have to try that when I return to work.

I appreciate your response.
 
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