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EFJ 5300 programming

carcarjg

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Hello, I'm trying to program a 5300 I've got and it keeps saying "you are not an authorised user of this radio"
 

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PS - or you are trying to alter settings without the trunking system key (if the radio has a trunking personality in it). Even if you are trying to change a simple setting, the PPS won’t allow a write to the radio without a valid system key (as I remember).
 

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Trying to write a one channel conventional FM system right now. And yes I bought it used it’s 2020. You can’t get these anymore. Is there anyway to unlock it?
 

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I'd contact the seller you bought it from. They probably can't unlock it for you unless they have the actual system key (EFJ is very stringent on the SK's so it is very difficult to just have one). I'd say to send it back to EFJ but as I remember, they didn't like to deal with private end users. So you probably won't get anywhere. I don't think any radio shops will help you but maybe on the forums here knows a place that can.

My suggestion - go back to who you bought it from and tell them the problem and say it is unusable. Get your money back.
 

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I'd contact the seller you bought it from. They probably can't unlock it for you unless they have the actual system key (EFJ is very stringent on the SK's so it is very difficult to just have one). I'd say to send it back to EFJ but as I remember, they didn't like to deal with private end users. So you probably won't get anywhere. I don't think any radio shops will help you but maybe on the forums here knows a place that can.

My suggestion - go back to who you bought it from and tell them the problem and say it is unusable. Get your money back.
That’s the current plan. Thanks.
 
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