- Determine if your current radios are capable of narrowband.
- Have your FCC license modified to include narrowband, or obtain a new license.
- Have your radios reprogrammed. (Be certain to indicate if radios are for reprogramming only.)
- Replace older noncompatible radios.
Have questions? We can help, just give us a call 800-872-2627.
We are beginning to see certain groups of radio parts become unavailable from the manufacturers. If you have an older Motorola radio in need of repair, it would be better to get it in to the repair center now versus later. Sometimes parts are discontinued due to poor demand, or as in the case of the coming change to narrowband, it might be an anticipated low demand. Then you could just blame it on these economic times. Whatever the reason, if you own a radio which is not a current model, your radio is at risk of having poor parts availability.
We are very fortunate that some radio parts seem to be universal to many radio models. This helps us keep many older model radios going for our customers. For some components there are after-market parts available. In any given situation we do our best to repair your radio with geniune Motorola parts.
So all this being said… don’t procrastinate… Happy Fall.
NARROWBAND: Radio manufacturers are quickly making changes as we head toward the deadline for switching to Narrowband. We have several tools to assist you in the transition. Some things you need to know:
1) There is a quick FAQ sheet at our website, along with a worksheet for you to fill out and send in with your radios to be reprogrammed.
2) Reminder: You must have any existing FCC license modified for your transition to narrowband. This modification can add narrowband to your existing wideband license, which will make the change seamless.
3) Get your radios reprogrammed and retire the radios which cannot make the change. See the narrowband worksheet and FAQs for reprogramming prices.
4) If you’re staying wideband for a while longer, now is the time to get replacement or add-on radios, while wideband radios are still available. (However, keep in mind you must be working toward making the change. New radios available now are both narrowband and wideband capable.)
REPAIR CENTER: Don’t forget Spring is a good time to send your radios in for service. We have a remarkable 5-7 day turnaround on most units. Flat rate repair fees are listed on our website.
Have a great Spring season!