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Old 02-13-2013, 10:40 AM
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I do not know whether this is the right forum or not.

I was wondering if the Red Cross Got the VHF and UHF radios narrowbanded. When I saw the Phoenix ECRV I noticed the radios were a little dated and was wondering if they were replaced or just taken out of service.
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If they are using Amateur Radio for communications they do not need to be narrow-banded, but there are many businesses/organizations still running wide if is because of ignorance or just on the list of things to do. Many radios made within the last 10-15 years are narrow-band capable. They most likely have changed over.

Did you happen to see what model/brand they had?
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I do not know whether this is the right forum or not.

I was wondering if the Red Cross Got the VHF and UHF radios narrowbanded. When I saw the Phoenix ECRV I noticed the radios were a little dated and was wondering if they were replaced or just taken out of service.
What uhf radios did you see? They are usually only licensed for 47.420 and 47.500 mhz.

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Red Cross has several nationwide VHF& UHF licenses.
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Some local chapters have licenses for VHF & UHF frequencies for their local area or statewide.
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VHF Lo Band (30-50 mhz) was exempt from the narrowbanding requirements.

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The Red Cross is ending the use of the ECRV's.

Lets hope as they move the radios to the Suite-Cases they Narrowband

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I was wondering if the Red Cross Got the VHF and UHF radios narrowbanded. When I saw the Phoenix ECRV I noticed the radios were a little dated and was wondering if they were replaced or just taken out of service.
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