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GTX "rot FAIL" message

Postby KE7JFF » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:40 pm

I recently been able to finally program up the GTX handheld I have. Last night, I read the radio, saved it in the archive, then programmed the radio back. I made no edits to the codeplug at all. It worked fine when I keyed up a repeater at that point in time.

This morning, I turned on the radio and it does the self test, then goes to "rot FAIL". I'm not familiar with exactly what that message means (other than its a bad thing). Can please anyone explain what that message means? I could not find an error code list for the GTX...
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Re: GTX "rot FAIL" message

Postby kcbooboo » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:14 am

"rot FAIL" means the rotary encoder has failed. This is the 8-position knob on top of the radio that selects the system/channel/subfleet (depending on how the radio is programmed). It needs to be replaced, or that area of the circuit is faulty.

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Re: GTX "rot FAIL" message

Postby KE7JFF » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:36 pm

kcbooboo wrote:"rot FAIL" means the rotary encoder has failed. This is the 8-position knob on top of the radio that selects the system/channel/subfleet (depending on how the radio is programmed). It needs to be replaced, or that area of the circuit is faulty.


Thanks! I can do that easily...I have a GTX for parts I can use.
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