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I wonder how easy or difficult it would be for a mere citizen to order one of these new from a dealer? Without any "special authorization required" features, of course.
I would assume easy, but get ready to pay list price for it.

What "special authorization required" features don't you think you would be able to get? A master advanced system key is about the only piece of hardware that I know of that they won't sell to the general public. Not sure about the 'daughter' keys though, but I would assume they would sell them since they're blank.
 

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I would assume easy, but get ready to pay list price for it.

What "special authorization required" features don't you think you would be able to get? A master advanced system key is about the only piece of hardware that I know of that they won't sell to the general public. Not sure about the 'daughter' keys though, but I would assume they would sell them since they're blank.
Probably be restricted on ordering any of the higher level encryption (DES & AES).
 

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DO NOT ASK ME FOR HELP PROGRAMMING YOUR RADIO. NO.
I would tend to doubt that a "mere civilian" would be able to order, for example, a full P25 trunking package. There are some features that are proprietary to specific contract customers as well, and
he would certainly not be able to get those, either. The FPP options would be off limits, too.

I think that a package including P25 CAI and voice announcement and ADP encryption would be no problem, though.


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