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What Digital Choices Do I Have Right Now?

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I may be in the market for a legal, license free or easy to obtain license radios that are digital. Is the Motorola DTR line pretty much my only choice? Are the TriSquare radios a viable option?

I already have several Nextels that I use on DirecTalk, so I would like to get something that has a little better range than they have.
 

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DTR operates in the same ISM band as the iDEN DT.
 

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Both my wife and I are licensed amateur radio operators, so I see that Alinco has a dual band portable that does 222/902 and a tri-band that does 2/440/1.2. I suspect that 2 watts on 902 would outperform 1 watt on 1.2 gHz on a cruise ship, but it would be an interesting experiement to try. They are analog, not digital, however.
 
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