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BK GPH Plus (GPH5102XP) Response to Group Changes Inconsistent

dave_n_s

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With the fortunately rare opportunity to get my hands on every radio in our volunteer fire dept to reprogram them, I've found a number of GPH Plus (GPH5102XP) handhelds that are responding inconsistently to group changes from the keypad.

It's not the new program; they behave the same with an older file.

Example of behavior:

1 - power up in GP 1 - GP number displayed and appropriate channel displays
2 - select GP 3 - as above....channel selection operative
3- reselect GP 1 - GP number displayed, channel name does not display.
4 - repeat GP 1 selection - GP number displayed and appropriate channel displays

- behavior not restricted to those channels.

Also seen GP 4 displayed when I've selected GP 5 and GP 9 when selecting GP 4

Power cycling recovers the last group selected working correctly, even if it behaved as 3 above when initially selected.

In our environment we don't do a lot of group changing - we usually go to the group of the day and stay there, which is perhaps why this has not been noticed in use, however I'd like to understand it and rectify if appropriate. It's behaving like a hardware problem - keypad connection / encoding, perhaps.

However there are so many of these radios out there and so many of you with much more experience of them than I have that it would be good to hear what you think before I send some radios off to our repair company for investigation.

Thanks!
 

dave_n_s

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Sep 28, 2020
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To help others who may bump into this, I've done some troubleshooting with advice from our repair company and this is a hardware issue. I'll advise what is found when I get the radios back.
 
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