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FreeTalk 3131 compatible with proTalk radios?


my friends operate Kenwood 3131XLS radios with their Autocom motorcycle systems. I also bought an Autocom and would like to know if I can buy any of the new ProTalk radios to communicate with the older FreeTalk radios.

Do the ProTalk radios support GMRS or FRS?


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Hello Christian,

Some of the Kenwood ProTalk series radios may be programmable by the dealer to operate in the 462-468 MHz range used by GMRS and FRS radios. However the radios are not FCC approved for those channels and do not comply with requirements for FRS and GMRS radio equipment.

You are going to be better served by picking up a FreeTalk 3131XLS like your friends have. In terms of style and features this radios is very similar to the ProTalk but is type approved for use on GMRS.

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