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The January 1, 2013 deadline has passed...

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Users who did not make the switch by January 1, 2013 face the loss of their communication capabilities.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) initially set the narrowbanding initiative in motion in 1992 with the ultimate objective of increasing capacity and efficiency for the industrial/business and public safety radio pools in the private land mobile radio services category. Specifically, it set forth that all "Part 90" business, educational, industrial, public safety, and local and state government two-way radio system licensees currently operating legacy wideband (25 kHz) voice dispatch or data/supervisory control and data acquisition radio systems in the 150-174 MHz (VHF) and 421-512 MHz (UHF) bands must make the transition to the narrowband technology (12.5 kHz). Read more...