Originally Posted by Wolfie1047
Why not on the pro 164? what will the digital do for hiom that the 164 can't? Is it because everyone will be digital soon?
thanks for the help so far everyone...
No, not everyone
will go digital (in the near future). It depends on what you or your friend want to monitor.
In your first post that started this thread, you mentioned two communities that have already gone digital. So I think that you've already answered your question.
Going forward, any government entity (especially Public Safety & Service) looking to use Federal & State dollars to fund their radio systems will find it increasingly difficult to get funding if they aren't willing to go digital and join a regional or state system.
Take a look at what's already transpired in Cuyahoga County. Today there are 4 digital radio systems (MARCS, MARCS-IP, GCRCN and Parma P25). Many of the communities still on analog are exploring their options to join existing digital systems.
So, if what you want to monitor is still on analog and there's no indication they are looking to go to digital. Save the money and get an analog scanner. There's still a lot to hear on analog.