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    Question Reprogramming a portable radio

    I have a motorla Gp 300 high band radio that I have been trying to sell for sometime now with no luck. I was wondering if it is possible to reprogram this to a low band or evan uhf. If so how much do you think this would cost and is it evan worth it. Thanks and stay safe.


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    Sorry Car, no can do. The internal workings of the radios are different for the different bands. It has to be programmed in the VHF high-band freq range.
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    Can you buy new internal workings or would it more cost efficent to buy a new radio.

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    Likely would be cheaper and easier to get a new/used radio.

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    Buy a new radio.

    There are some hacks around allowing you to program "out of band" frequencies... but performance is greatly reduced. It's mainly a geek thing to do, and it has the potential to permanently damage the radio depending on how it's done.
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    Definately cheaper to buy another radio for the band your looking to use it in. I don't think you could even change just parts of the radio to make it a different band as all the parts and chips work together. You say you've been trying to sell the radio, How many channels does it have? and does it have a DTMF keypad?

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    Its 16 channels with no keypad.

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    It's an older radio. Don't expect to get more than $200 at the MOST for it, and it better include a working battery and charger. It is also usless on the newest radio systems due to narrow banding.
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