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OOB and FPP Possiblity on a Kenwood

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slapshot0017

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I know this a long shot to begin with, but does anyone know if you can do the 10 mhz OOB mod and the FPP capability you can do on the Motorola with a Kenwood? I ask this because I love Motorola's products, but there are so many restrictions on Motorola's radios that aren't on Kenwoods like the scan list size and much simpler programming software.

Like I said it's a long shot, but being "newer" to commercial radios (not brand new I know a bit) it doesn't hurt to ask.
 

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Yeah, depends on the specific radio. Best thing you can do is to get a Kenwood radio that is designed to work in the segment of the band you want to transmit in. That keeps the type acceptance legal, and makes things a lot easier. 10MHz can be a stretch for some of the VCO's and you can have them unlock on you if you try to go that far. Even individual radios can vary.

I have several Kenwood VHF radios that will cover the 2 meter amateur band as well as the Part 90 segments right out of the box without any modifications or software hacks.
 
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