Thursday, March 15, 2012

Have you heard about the Narrow Band Two Step?

The two step is well known to beginning dancers.  It is the foundation for later success in the art of navigating around the dance floor.  It is also important that you know about two stepping when you get ready to narrow band existing VHF or UHF 2-way radios. Contrary to what you may think, just converting from 15 to 7.5 kHz channel spacing does not always satisfy your needs, either operationally or in compliance with FCC Regulations.

The problem is that your mobile, portable, or even your base or repeater radio may not be able to operate on new narrow band frequencies even if it is narrow band capable!  In simple terms, if your new VHF narrow band frequency  is a seven digit number that ends in a "5" (151.4525 for example), your radios must be capable of something MORE than narrow banding.  UHF users have fewer issues than VHF users. To learn more, click here.