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Narrowband or wideband

The answer to your question depends on the radio model. Some radios have the capability when being programmed to have wide- or narrowband designated by channel. An example would be current model Motorola business/commercial radios such as the CP200.

Radios produced in the early 2000s were sometimes manufacturered in just one type of channel spacing. In these radios the entire radio is either wideband or narrowband.

In radios produced prior to 2000, most all were wideband only.

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What model mobile motorola radios and motorola HT1000 portables are narrowband capable?

Most Motorola portables manufactured during the past five years or so are capable of being programmed for narrowband operation. A definite exception is the Saber which is strictly a wideband radio.

The narrowband-capable versions of the HT1000 have a model number ending in "DN." Some of the previous models ending in "CN" may or may not be narrowband-capable.

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Are my Motorola MagOne BPR40 handheld radios narrowband capable?

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What are the emissions for the MOTOROLA T5950. How can I tell if they are running on wide or narrowband? I have no documentation to look at.

Here is a link to the user guide: The frequency chart is located on pages 16-17.

We have looked through our 2003 sales documentation on these radios and there is no clear description of whether this radio is completely narrowband, or only narrowband on some channels. The channels labeled FRS are 'family radio service" channels and would all be narrowband. The GMRS frequencies (aka general mobile radio service frequencies) may or may not be narrowband. This is a one watt radio.

You can call Motorola at 800-422-4210 to ask more questions. Or stop by your local Motorola dealer and they should be able to quickly test the radio and tell you if it is operating on wide or narrowband on a particular channel.

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Is the CP185 narrowband capable?

Yes. It is programmable to either wideband or narrowband on each channel. All current model VHF and UHF Motorola radios are narrowband capable.

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Narrowbanding-can you look up serial number to see if capable?

Yes, it can be looked up by either method, serial number or product number. In a Motorola serial number the first 3 numbers will tell the kind of radio and the next 3 letters will tell where and when it was manufactured.

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One quick question about narrow band compliancy? our agency uses a Motorola MTR 2000 repeater S/N 474czh0094, MOD. #T5766A 100W. Is this narrow band comliant? Thank you , Lt. Dave Gamache Yreka Police...

The MTR2000 repeater currently available is capable of narrowband (aka 12.5K channel spacing) and wideband (25K channel spacing).
Your serial number indicates your MTR2000 was manufactured in April 1999, which would be around the time narrowbanding began to come on the scene. The only way to know for certain is to have a dealer read out the repeater and see if it is programmed for narrowband. Most-likely it is.

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Realistic pro 2020 scanner

The Realistic PRO-2052 is an old (vintage) scanner receiver with fixed AM and FM modes on the bands it cover, as specified by the U.S. band allocation. The PRO-2020 covers only the VHF and UHF frequencies and modes AM and FM is not user selectable. Frequencies can be programmed into any of the 20 memory channels

U.S. Coverage: (varies from state to state and other countries. We don't use 30-50 Mhz here in the Philippines for 2 way mobile communications, except for cordless phones)

30-50 Mhz Lower VHF at FM narrowband only (covers mobile, emergencies, businesses, etc. and
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If you're trying to select AM or FM for a specified frequency, I'm afraid you can't do that as it is not selectable.

If you are trying to program AM Broadcast frequencies (mediumwave (MW) or FM Broadcast frequencies (FM radio stations), those were not covered by your PRO-2020's microprocessor. Even if you modify your scanner to receive those bands, you will not hear radio transmission properly since the receiver do not decode FM wideband, which is the standard mode for FM broadcast and Television band.

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