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Poss. moving from /\/\ to Kenwood

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Jan 18, 2003
Land of mixed mode digital comms
Well after many years of the old /\/\ branded on my radios I might make the move to Kenwood (or maybe Icom).

What I am looking for is a commercial (not public safety) grade radio that has the ability to do Front Panel Programming, can do scrambling (voice inversion), and would be nice to have a simple Tx inhibit feature (so when I use it to listen only I don't accidentally bump the PTT button). I plan on using it for amateur as well as business purposes.

I have thought about going digital with the NXDN format but I am not so sure or sold on this format of digital as of yet and since I have some time before 6.25 kHz narrowbanding I can deal with that later.

So suggestions????
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