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Motorola GP-68 VHF

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KC0CSE

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Just got my GP-68 VHF ht....love it!!..........the only thing is the battery...it does not seem to fit just right on the unit....has anyone else had this problem?...or is it just me............it programs real easy...just thought I would give my experence with it...Mike KC0CSE=HAM
 

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I've owned a few of these over the years, with all of them experiencing the same problem with the battery. They're either really snug (and thus hard to get on and off) or really loose.

Be careful with the keypad, the letters and numbers tend to wear off rather quickly.
 

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I've owned a few of these over the years, with all of them experiencing the same problem with the battery. They're either really snug (and thus hard to get on and off) or really loose.

Be careful with the keypad, the letters and numbers tend to wear off rather quickly.
Almost like the same issue when i purchased some batteries for my astro saber when i saw it advertised as NTN4595 and came home to me as 4593.... didnt see a different, tried to put it on and got it on "with a bit of force" then tried to take it off and then the ending wasnt so well.... ended with a big cut"
 

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Stupid question.... would that even work I mean between a 4-5Watt Radio and a 25W+ Mobile Rig?
I used a 5 watt ICOM HT and a 5/8 wave mag mount antenna for years. It worked fine for local repeaters. Simplex was so so, depending on the QTH of the person I was talking with and my location.
 

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I have used one with a mobile antenna. It worked fine. I found them on Ebay for a couple of bucks. Buy a couple and have them in case you lose one.
 

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Gp68

I have a GP68 and like it for what it is. An inexpensive portable radio with good audio quality. My issues with it is,even when new,the battery never held a charge for very long. Not sure if it was an old battery they sent me or if the charger isnt charging properly. Also,the strip on the 4 buttons on top came off so you can no longer know what those buttons are for unless you have remember. So, from an overall view. Its a desent radio at a desent price.
 

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Two problems with the GP68. One is the unbelievably complicated sequences of pushing buttons required to change the setup of each channel. Second is the fact that Motorola will not service them in the USA due to the fact that the radio was never officially sold here, though lots of them did "get in" via various people who supposedly bootlegged them. Early units even carried an FCC certification sticker but later ones did not.
 

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Just got my GP-68 VHF ht....love it!!..........the only thing is the battery...it does not seem to fit just right on the unit....has anyone else had this problem?...or is it just me............it programs real easy...just thought I would give my experence with it...Mike KC0CSE=HAM
Thanks for the Information
 
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