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Mt 1000

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Apr 1, 2008
Northern Ontario
Hello everyone, thanks for all of the info from my last thread. I have a new question involving MT 1000.
What can be done with them? Can they be reprogrammed or are they useless radios? PM if you want, just curious about them. We have a whole bunch of them sitting around the dept. because we switched over to ICOMS. Thanks in advance.


Completely Banned for the Greater Good
Jan 18, 2005
They can be reprogramed they are legal for use outside the amateur radio or maritime ranges until
Jan 1 2013 which all radio systems from 138-512 mhz will have to be narrow band.
The MT1000 and other Genisis family model radios are NOT narrow band capable and apparently
the FCC will not allow physical modification to the radios to make them narrow band compliant.
So after Jan 1 2013 the only thing you can use them for is ham radio and maritime (156-158 allocations)



Feb 24, 2001
The OP live in Canada the FCC narrow band does not apply. Don't know if Canada is doing the samething or not.
Yes you can reprogram the radios. If you Fire Dept. still uses conventional analog issue them to your members, if you don't already issue them out.
You could sell them on Ebay or keep them around in case your new radio take a crap.
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