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XTS 3000 9-16 Channel issues.


Premium Subscriber
Nov 1, 2012
I have an odd issue with my VHF XTS 3000 model III. I have 48 different personalities assigned to a three zones in the radio. When I change the channel selector from 8 to 9, it wraps around to channel 1 and continues incrementing up to 16, which gives me the same channel as position 8. I have tried multiple zones and the radio does this on all zones. I have also tried creating 16 zones with a single channel each and assigning the knob to "zone selection" and have the same issue where it only selects Z1-Z8. I have confirmed that the radio does actually roll back around to the personality in position 1 by transmitting so it's not like the channels are named wrong or anything. Is there some field I'm missing where I can set the number of channels in a zone?


Jul 1, 2016
You can put the radio into service mode and perform a CH test to confirm your findings, but that switch has obviously failed. The radio is 20 or 25 years old now?