Exactly!Icom does not make scanners. They make communications receivers. Recent models allow you to scan the memories.
I disagree! I recently just bought four 9500's for my scanning needs ... LOLAll this points to the fact that, if someone is looking for a scanner, getting a communications receiver is not a very cost-effective purchase - like wanting a scanner and buying an ICOM 9500 surveillance receiver http://www.universal-radio.com/CATALOG/widerxvr/0095.html , LOL.
They are not any more interested in building scanners than Chevrolet is interested in building bicycles.Wow, yet another receiver with NO P25 or trunking!
Why bother! Comon Icom you have the technology lets get the ball rolling and get on board with 21st century technology! Your other products are great!
I have been the proud owner of an R-9500 for 8 months and i use a Dressler-ARA2000LL active antenna all i can say its an excellent receiver and u do get what u pay for in radios & antennas and a lot of goverment departments worldwide use communication receivers from AOR/ICOM/NRD.
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