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July 10, 2012 / advwirelesscomm

FCC Narrowbanding Compliance – Time is running out to ensure compliance!

There is now less than 6 months left to comply with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) mandate.  This mandate requires that all public safety and industrial/business licensees convert existing 25 kHz radio systems to minimum narrowband 12.5 kHz efficiency technology by January 1, 2013.


The FCC will consider any radio equipment that does not meet the 12.5 kHz efficiency requirement by January 1, 2013 to be operating in violation of the FCC rules. All violations are subject to FCC enforcement action, which may include FCC admonishment, monetary fines, and loss of license.

You have very little time left to ensure your company and/or personal two-way radios are going to still be legal after the 1st of January 2013!!!  Contact us today and we will be happy to help you understand the new FCC rules and determine if your hardware can be changed to the new narrowband frequencies.  You may also have to apply for new FCC licenses (new licenses may take 2 months or more) and we can also do the licensing for you.  Don’t wait for the last minute, contact us today!



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  1. ericsunsdahl / Jul 12 2012 9:32 am

    A FCC license is valid for 10 years, it may be time to look at renewing it, the radios will continue to work but will be unlicensed.
    Regarding Narrowbanding you might be ok, depends on how you were set up to begin with. We are able to check your status if you like, feel free to contact me at or call me direct at 952-469-0168

  2. ltcnursejackie / Jul 11 2012 9:58 pm

    So does this mean that our home has to get new licenses and buy new radios? We only have about 10 radios we purchased about 10 years ago. They still work fine and we don’t have a budget to upgrade them at all.

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