On January 1, 2013 the FCC began enforcing its mandate that all business, industrial, educational, health care and construction users of business radio frequencies must migrate to 12.5 kHz spread spectrum equipment from legacy radios operating at 25 kHz spread… more
No, all users of analog equipment 2 watts and higher will need to be compliant.
No, digital equipment operates at 900Mhz and spectrum hops so it is not affected and does not require an FCC license.
Contact Axcess Technology Source and we will assist you in the process to apply for the changes to your existing license.
Most all radios will have a manufactured date on the radio; usually under the battery. If the date code is prior to 1998 you will need to contact Axcess Technology Source to determine whether or not the radio is capable of being narrowband compliant.
These radios have pre-programmed frequencies with the dual band option.
Quick List of Dual Mode (25/12.5 kHz): RDX Series (RDV2020, RDV2080d, RDV5100, RDU2020, RDU2080d, RDU4100, RDU4160d); XTN Series (XV1100, XV2100, XV2600, XU1100, XU2100, XU2600); M-Series (MV11C, MV21CV, MV22CV, MV24CVS, MU21CV, MU22CV, MU24CVS); AX Series (AXV5100, AXU4100) Spirit GT (Spirit GT, Spirit GT+)
Quick List of 12.5 kHZ Only: This will not need any re-programming. CLS Series (CLS1110, CLS1410); CLP (CLP1010, CLP1040)
Quick List of 25 kHz Only: These will need to be replaced. S-Series (SU or SV models); Spirit Series (Spirit I, Spirit II, Spirit III)
IF you have a new radio already set at the 12.5 kHz spread and on the correct frequency that you operate on, you can clone your existing radios to match this radio.
You will be fined and possibly lose your license to operate 2-way radio equipment.