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Radio lock code

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Apr 21, 2012
I just purchased a motorola and im hoping the vender didnt pass code lock it. The radio doesnt have a key pad so is it able to be pass code locked or is the password just for re-programming. This is my 1st 2-way radio purchase and i want to be able to use it right away when i receive. Any information is appreciated, thanks.



Completely Banned for the Greater Good
Jan 29, 2006
What model motorola did you purchase ?
Not all of them can be locked by oap so you might be ok.



FAIL 01/93
Sep 15, 2004
New York, NY
No, without a full keypad the radio can't have a power up lock. In the case of programming, it is possible to have it passworded, this won't effect the function of the radio but, will prevent you from reprogramming it (unless you have the password).
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