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Motorola HT 1000 Narrow Band

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firedawg0069

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I have been seeing Motorola HT 1000 radios for sale and listed as being narrow band capable. I bought a HT 1000 used back in 07, before the FCC mandated narrow banding, and was told by the tech that programmed it for me that the HT 1000 was no longer being manufactured and was an obsolete radio and that it would not take narrow band frequencies.

So my question is if the HT 1000 was obsolete before narrow banding was mandated how can they now be narrow band capable?
 

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I have been seeing Motorola HT 1000 radios for sale and listed as being narrow band capable. I bought a HT 1000 used back in 07, before the FCC mandated narrow banding, and was told by the tech that programmed it for me that the HT 1000 was no longer being manufactured and was an obsolete radio and that it would not take narrow band frequencies.

So my question is if the HT 1000 was obsolete before narrow banding was mandated how can they now be narrow band capable?
This has been asked here and on the batboard many, many times. The short answer is that the HT1000 AN through CN models are capable of narrowband, but only the DN models can do the newer splinter frequencies. (The xN is the last two letters of the model number.)

Use the search function to find all the relevant details here and on the batboard.

Yes, the HT1000 is no longer in production, however that does not make it automatically totally obsolete as there are thousands of happy users out there today.

Your tech lied to you about the narrowbanding, probably to get you to buy a newer radio from his shop. Happens all the time.
 

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I have been seeing Motorola HT 1000 radios for sale and listed as being narrow band capable. I bought a HT 1000 used back in 07, before the FCC mandated narrow banding, and was told by the tech that programmed it for me that the HT 1000 was no longer being manufactured and was an obsolete radio and that it would not take narrow band frequencies.



So my question is if the HT 1000 was obsolete before narrow banding was mandated how can they now be narrow band capable?

Is it obsolete? Yes. Is it still a good radio? YES. I own one in VHF, DN model. The photo below shows you where to look to determine if the radio is narrowband capable, but also if it can do 2.5KHz splinter channels.

I LOVE my HT 1000 it runs circles around my IC 92ad on VHF, both RF performance and audio.



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I think narrowband was on a channel by channel basis, been a long time since I programmed one, I remember show a tech that option one time, it's on a screen not normally used.
 
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