While this mandate is generally assumed to focus on VHF and UHF 2-way radio users, very few of us have given any thought regarding the effect on MANUFACTURERS. Most are already in the process of phasing out 25 kHz equipment at this very moment with plans to stop manufacturing wide band radios as early as July of THIS YEAR! The question is why would they do that? The answer is that that don't want to get stuck at the end of the year with inventory they can't sell. What they are doing is doing what they must do in the best interest of their stockholders, their employees, and ultimately; their customers!
Our reason for telling you this is that as early as July 1st, many radio models will be available ONLY in narrow band. Your choices for wide band radios are already limited and they are rapidly becoming more limited. In addition, the backlog of unprocessed license modification applications is rapidly building at the FCC. You need to be taking action NOW, not at the last minute! We are doing our part to assist you in making this transition as easy as possible with not one, but THREE Narrow Band Planning Guides.