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MT 1500 Knob issues

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Apr 5, 2010
I just started over seeing our communication and we upgraded a few years ago to MT 1500’s. I am wondering if anyone else has had issues with the channel knob not staying seated. The problem being that the radio will switch back in forth between different talk groups and not receive all transmission. Just thought I would ask the world of real users.


Dec 19, 2002
I've got numerous XTS2500's on my system replacing the MTS2000's. I had a radio constantly affiliating on two different talkgroups and it was driving me nuts. I contacted the supervisor in that unit to ask what the heck his employee was doing. Nothing according to him and he took the radio away and set it on his desk. No multiple affs at that point. I asked him (over the phone) to bang on the radio a few times while watching my SiteLens and it started doing it. In the end, the ABC (programmed for zone select) switch was bad and intermittent as the employee walked around. Off to depot it went and received a new front cover assembly. Pretty sure it was a BN model XTS2500 Mod 1.5-display only unit. The MT1500 uses the same chassis so that's just an idea. No major failures on the radios and just keep the firmware up to date anytime there's documented issues such as R11 where radios would brick themselves. I did have one fail but was able to recover it and it is still in service.

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