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Hello All,
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this. I've gone between a few boards trying to decide, but i figured I'd start here.
I have a Motorola Astro Spectra 45watt Trunk mount VHF radio in my vehicle. It is not narrowband capable. I use a Uniden BCT8 in the house (Yes, I know, old school and out dated). My local VFD has gone narrowband and is on 151.2725, my scanner picks it up on 151.2750. I was wondering if i could program the 151.2750 into the spectra and it pick up just as the scanner does. I'm not needing to TX just RX. also, if that is possible, will it pose an issue with missed traffic or something else?
 

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I'd say give it a try and see what happens, I'm doing sort of the same thing now as our fire repeater is on 154.1525 and my scanner rounds it to 154.155 and it hears everything just fine.
 

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You should be just fine with rounding off the frequency.

For RX, your ears will probably not even notice a difference.
 

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Absolutely will work just fine.

Narrow band signals on a wide band radio will sound a bit quieter compared to wide band signals on a wide band radio. Just crank the volume up a bit.

When we did our system narrow banding back in 2012, we switched the repeater to narrow band first, then we did the mobiles and portables over a few days. No issues and no one complained.
 

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In the RSS, try holding SHIFT while entering the frequency. As I recall you have to type the whole thing in, and this is the method to over-ride the normal rounding and/or out-of-band entry.

Disclaimer: from my fading memory and presented without fact checking...
 
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