What is the narrowbanding buzz all about?

We’re being asked everyday now “What is this narrowband compliance thing I am hearing about?” It’s actually been in motion for many years now, but the deadline to comply is fast approaching, and therefore the increase in information and misinformation.

What is narrowbanding?

Most current radio systems use 25 kHz wide channels. The order is to migrate those radios to 12.5kHz or retire the equipment by January 1 of 2013. This affects all systems on VHF and UHF between 150 and 512 MHz. Pretty simple but raises many questions. Such as how, why and when? We are going to tackle all of that and more in the next couple of weeks. Look here for information on reprogramming, planning your conversion and ways to stay within your budget.

Send us your questions on narrowbanding.

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