Kenwood TK3301, tune into non PMR freqs?

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Pablo69
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Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:29 pm

Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if its possible to retune a TK3301 to use the higher band of 449 MHz.

I had 3 of these units but 2 were stolen. A friend of mine gave me 2 Motorola GP340's which he'd found whilst doing an office clearance.

Initially I thought the radios were PMR sets, but after a bit of research I now realise they're not. So seen as I can't legally retune the Moto's to use PMR, could I buy a 5 year license and get my TK3301 running on my paid frequencies?

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Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:32 am

i doubt it as they would need to be approved to work on those freq's


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Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:44 pm

How illegal is it to use the GP30's on PMR? I mean surely they're not actively looking for people using an incorrect radio type. What is the punishment if you do get caught, a small fine?

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Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:44 am

depends what you call a small fine £20,000 and jail time with confiscation of all electrical gear plus the car if its used in that


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Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:51 am

I guess that's a no brainer then

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Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:40 pm

stampman wrote:£20,000 and jail time with confiscation of all electrical gear plus the car if its used in that
Can this really be the case?!

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