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joefoss

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I have a Saber -2. Everyone is switching to narrowband. I know there are FCC legal issues. Asside from that, can the Saber 2 be narrow-banded? Is there a filter available to narrow-band the receiver to keep the audio high? I can assume the transmitter will go diwn to 2.5 Khz. Thanks,\\ Joe
 

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Thanks, But there plenty of other radios out there, i.e., GE Master, Micor, Ranger, Radius, Ect. I felt one could slash the buttons on the computer as they make a narrow-band model for export. I felt the software nmay be available or a sinple receiver filter could be replaced. Joe
 
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You would have to get an Astro Saber, even then it was an option.
 

W2NJS

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Joe:

You wrote in your first post:

"Everyone is switching to narrowband."

Actually, they're not. Hams don't have to, nor do Marine, MURS, weather broadcasts, GMRS, or CB. Only Part 90 licensees are covered by the FCC mandates.

So. even though you can program your Saber II to, for instance, 146.1875, it will still transmit wideband and will receive wideband as well.

Regards.
 
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