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HT 1000 narrow band

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ap2743

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Hello everyone, I recently took over radios at the firehouse. I have many HT 1000's in the inventory. My question is how to tell if the radio is narrow band capable. Thanks
 

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Not sure but I think everything commercial went narrow band back in the early '80s, that is not to say there has not been a "new" narrow band spec since then. You might be able to check some of your serial numbers and mfg dates, and see if Moto has a listing somewhere.
 

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I tried google searching moto ht 1000's narrow band but all i got were e-baay anf firehouse forums. thanks anyway
 

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Will you could try emailing Motorola and asking them, or you could go see your local Moto dealer and ask there, if they will talk to you, you might also be able to find the original paperwork and read the specs as written originally. Don't give up yet.
 

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Yes, it will do "narrow band" assuming narrow band is 12.5Khz bandwidth, which is what most people would say is narrow band.

The future is moving to 6.25Khz bandwidth, but the technology isn't perfected yet and will be digital or 12.5Khz with 2 time-slots.

For all practical purposes, you're radios are fine for narrow band.
 

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Also some late model CN were able to take a narrowband. That is a crapshoot though.
 
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