Any scanner magazines left?

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bob550

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I used to subscribe to Monitoring Post and Scanners USA. There was even Popular Communications.
Now I don't see any scanner magazines out there or in bookstores or magazine racks like before.
Are there any magazines, period, anymore? :) I used to subscribe to "Popular Communications" as well as Bob Grove's "Monitoring Times". Neither has been in print for years, now. It's a shame to have lost these great publications! Even with the Internet, that has largely replaced print, it's tough to find that mix of hobby-related information and articles in one place.
 

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I think we are reading the closest thing right here online. Written by users, for users, with the occasional pinion section which must be sorted through.

Actual magazines for such a small target audience no longer make financial sense to publishers.
 

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Sorry it's not a print magazine, but we cover scanners, scanning and more...

The Spectrum Monitor

- Chris
I'm not affiliated with SM in any way, but they get a big thumbs up from me. All the virtues of a full color glossy mag, downloadable monthly. Cover many radio related topics, including some historical stuff.

Interesting monthly read. On my third subscription year.
 

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Are there any magazines, period, anymore? :) I used to subscribe to "Popular Communications" as well as Bob Grove's "Monitoring Times". Neither has been in print for years, now. It's a shame to have lost these great publications! Even with the Internet, that has largely replaced print, it's tough to find that mix of hobby-related information and articles in one place.
Same exact thing happened to me when subscribing to Scanning USA and Monitoring times.
 

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Are there any magazines, period, anymore? :) I used to subscribe to "Popular Communications" as well as Bob Grove's "Monitoring Times". Neither has been in print for years, now. It's a shame to have lost these great publications! Even with the Internet, that has largely replaced print, it's tough to find that mix of hobby-related information and articles in one place.
I agree with you 100% on this.
 

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If you want old school :D
However many older folks have moved to kindles and e-readers and they support PDF files.

Saves on INK, altho let me know if you do go printing. I'll up my stock at Staples :cool:
So, if you really miss print magazines, I suppose you could print out the PDF each month. That is, if you have a good printer and an inexhaustible supply of ink anyway! :)
 

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If you want old school :D
However many older folks have moved to kindles and e-readers and they support PDF files.

Saves on INK, altho let me know if you do go printing. I'll up my stock at Staples :cool:
I actually prefer reading these in the PDF file, since you can search the document as well as use the index to quickly jump to the topic or article of interest.
 
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