I'm looking to replace my aging and beaten Amateur HT, as well as have something I can loan out to unlicensed family and friends to use. I'd reprogram them as necessary to keep it all legal. I'm concerned though that repeated reprogramming could cause premature wear. Another idea is to pick up some inexpensive programmable handheld radios to demonstrate for my business acquaintances as an improvement on what they are using now. What concerns me is that in these demonstrations, and in my personal re-purposing as needed, I will be programming the radios repeatedly. I'd get two or three radios that would be mine for my personal use and for demonstration. I would use them on the Amateur bands, and/or as receive only for weather band and such, as I travel. When not on Amateur frequencies I'd reprogram them as unlicensed MURS, GMRS (and get a GMRS license for myself), or business band (again with the proper license). Some radios I have in mind are these: Part 95 certified: https://powerwerx.com/tera-tr505-gmrs-recreational-handheld-radio Part 90 equivalent: https://powerwerx.com/tera-tr500-handheld-commercial-radio I also see these radios as an upgrade from, and/or addition to, the bubble pack FRS radios I have now. I can operate them on the unlicensed MURS band, or get the GMRS license and they'd operate on the shared FRS/GMRS frequencies at higher power with the FRS radios I have now. When working with my business acquaintances I could bring my own radio and operate under their license, or simply program to their transmit frequency to listen in. Is my concern on wear from reprogramming unfounded? I suspect people will want to comment on the legal aspects as well. I do intend to keep everything on the level by not programming transmit frequencies at the same time for different services. I also will keep the Part 95 certified radio for Part 95 only or Part 97 only at any given time. Same for the Part 90 certified radio should I get one of those, it would be programmed Part 90 only or Part 97 only at any given time. If the legal aspects get to be too much I'll simply drop the whole idea.