Originally Posted by W2NJS
Are you aware that there is no FCC requirement for pagers to go narrowband? Might it be that they did not narrowband your paging channel?
There might be some confusion on the way you worded this. Let me see if I can lend a little more clarity here. A receiver has no requirement to be narrow banded. As such a pager does not need to be changed. However, if the transmitter being used to send the paging signal is narrow banded, then the recovered audio on the pager will be low.
There is a possibility that the transmitter has not been narrow banded yet and that is why the M1225 set to the narrow band mode sounds like crap. The modulation from the transmitter is too wide for the receiver in the narrow band mode and is clipping, breaking up and what ever else you want to call it. A receiver set to narrow band mode trying to listen to wide mode modulation isn't going to sound very nice.
Unless you know for a fact the transmitter has been set to narrow band, I would leave the M1225 in the wide band mode till the word comes out from the department.