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VE5LPL

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I am a ham that is looking for a handheld radio model that has the following requirements:

- Mid-VHF band (136-174MHz)
- Low-UHF band (420-470MHz)
- User can only use predefined channels set by...
- Computer Programming

These radio I plan on using to lend to non-ham friends and family so I can program them for GMRS (and I don't want them screwing around on frequencies they aren't licensed for, nor have those bad $20 FRS/GMRS radios from your local sports store) or if I'm needing to lend a few to other hams I can program them for the 2 Meter band (or the rare case i might program them for 70cm)...
 

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You can program a TYT MD380 put in a face password and computer password and keep them out.
You can find some old Kenwood TK280 VHF and a TK380 UHF program them and lock the programming with a password. Sorry I do not know of a dual band that is lockable someone else here might.
 

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I already looked at similar TK-290's and TK-390's. The lockout would only be that they can't set the frequency not a password to turn on the radio and dual band is important to me
 
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