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Leixen vv-898

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muddyboy

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i am new to the community and just dabbling in amatuer radio, really just learning programming and listening at the momment but here's my delema.....i bought a Leixen vv-898 transever programmed it with some local freq (using Chirp) and put it in my truck, I should also say that I occasionally use it for work and we have our own freq and repeater before I get yelled at. I am taking a long driving trip and planned on having some FRS freq programmed for emergency situations and so I could communicate with the other driver I am following but when i go to program it tells me "radio refused programing" and I can't find any useful info in the OM or online. any suggestions as to what may be the issue or did this thing just quit on me? thanks for your help
 

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It won't take long for someone to jump in here, so I'll do it nicely, and note that you can't use that radio for FRS.
 

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While it is correct that you cannot (legally) use the VV-898 for FRS, it is perfectly possible to program those frequencies and listen to them...

 

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That is true. You can program a wide range of frequencies into that thing.

I understood the following quote to indicate that he would be using the frequencies to transmit on:

so I could communicate with the other driver I am following
 

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That is true. You can program a wide range of frequencies into that thing.

I understood the following quote to indicate that he would be using the frequencies to transmit on:
I was only addressing the remainder of that sentence "...but when i go to program it tells me "radio refused programing""
 
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