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G5 channel selector knob problem

boatbod

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I've had a G5 and worn it every day for 2+ years in a fairly rough environment as my primary fire pager. For the most part it works great, but I am increasingly seeing problems with the selector knob acting like I just changed the channel. The symptoms are simple; sometimes the slightest touch of the knob (with clothing) makes the channel announcement play even though the knob was not turned. I guess I can get in touch with the dealer and ask about repair, but before I do that I figured I'd ask if anyone else has experienced similar problems.
 

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Does the G5 actually change to a neighboring knob position when you hear the announcement, or just pretend to?
 

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Does the G5 actually change to a neighboring knob position when you hear the announcement, or just pretend to?
No, it stays on the existing position but interrupts anything it is receiving and plays the knob position voice announcement. Sometimes it'll go off 3 or 4 times in succession just because my jacket is bumping it 'just right' (or 'just wrong', depending on your thought process). It's as if there is a dry joint on the circuit board, although I'm not sure that the switch is actually attached to a circuit board per-se.
 

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I'm going with @WX4JCW's assessment, and I'll bet there's a fair degree of play in the knob as compared to new. Your knob must get a lot of exercise! :)
 

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I'm going with @WX4JCW's assessment, and I'll bet there's a fair degree of play in the knob as compared to new. Your knob must get a lot of exercise! :)
Yes it does! Two clicks every morning to go from alert-only mode to daytime monitoring mode, then two back again every bedtime. Sometimes during the day it'll get clicked around one more position so I can quickly hear the TAC channels before I get my subscriber radio powered up and running.
 

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Those of us using the Unications as a scanner probably rotate the knob more frequently than that. Thankfully, FW V1.3 lessens that with the addition of hold and block functions.
 
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