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Old 08-30-2017, 7:38 PM
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I think you bring up some good points and I agree with them.

However, there will always be a need for a simple point to point radio that doesn't rely on infrastructure to work.
There will probably always be a need for a radio that doesn't rely on "someone else's" infrastructure to work.
And, there will always be a need for some sort of long distance capability that doesn't rely on someone else's infrastructure.

I don't think that necessarily means that there will no longer be anything scannable out there. But, progress marches on, and it doesn't give a flying fart about hobbyists. Digital will happen, FCC is already talking about the next "narrow banding", going to 6.25KHz channels.

I wouldn't want to be in the scanner manufacturing business right now, that's for sure.
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