FCC Narrowbanding of two-way radios.
I'm sure most of you are familiar with the switchover to narrowband by 2013. My understanding is that they are going from 25mhz to 12 mhz to make room for more frequencies. Well we have 9 mobiles and 4 portables, and only two are narrowband compatible so we are going to have to spend a ton of money to stay at the same level we are at now, eliminating our radio system is not an option.
My question is, will portable repeaters and portable radios be adequate for us? We have to be able to talk for 10-20 miles in the mountains. If it were feasible we could have a repeater in each end of town, as my Father lives in one end, and our shop is in the other. It would be nice to just have 3 or 4 portables and be able to maintain our same level of communication, so is it possible, or will we need to get all new radios?