was just his opinion is all. I've lived her in Montgomer& have been scanning for 25 years. sure things change etec , go with the chnaces is all you need to do. Yeas there will always be things you can not listen to.. so adapt & find replacementsPlease tell us more about this. While I don't live in Alabama, I visit quite regularly. Why do you think scanning in general in Alabama and/or in Birmingham is a dying hobby?
One business and pleasure trips out of state, i've noticed in many places (for example, cities and counties where i've stayed in Louisana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Virginia) that they still give patient information out by radio (except for the name, of course.) This even occurs on Trunked systems and digital trunked systems!The P96 works great, but with Linc & NEXTEL being used extensively by public safety - especially for medical comms, there is a lot we can't hear now that we could 25 years ago.