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Can a RDM2080D pair with a BPR40?

We currently have about 12 BPR40 type radios, majority of which are done for. I bought 4 of the RDM2080D to replace my old with, and was curious if they could pair with the BPR40's until I am able to upgrade them all?

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If your BPR40s are VHF (model number beginning AAH84K), the answer is yes. The BPR40s can be reprogrammed to match your new RDM2080D VHF MURS radios. This can be done by an authorized Motorola dealer with a current software subscription. (If you cannot find a dealer, look us up online, we will be happy to assist.)

You might want to consider keeping your BPR40s around. The BPR40 has a more economical battery replacement cost (under $35), and is repairable/recondition. (currently $69 flat rate)

Your BPR40s are also capable of more wattage than the RDM2080, 5 watts vs. 2 watts. However, it should be noted the BPR40s will need to be programmed to the lower wattage when going to the MURS frequencies.

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