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Although I laud the availability of Digital Trunk Tracking radios, they (those
responsible for decisions at the Public Service Level) have relegated Scanning
Radios to the level of computers, where one will no doubt have to buy a new
unit every several years to keep up with the changing formats. (if we are luck
enough for the government to deign that we can listen, and if they don't
encrypt all transmissions, and if they don't criminalize the mere ownership of
scanning radios. I can see it now, the scanning radio task force, where your
neighbor will get 1 year of free cable if they turn you in for having an
illegal radio, hell, people will be turning you in for suspicious clothes
lines, lest they actually be concealed antennas).
And the fun is just beginning, digital AM/FM, digital shortwave, etc. These
heathens have assured that any of us that collect radios will have totally
useless units, useful for museum pieces only.
One of the proponents of digital AM/FM radio systems said that the transition
from analog to digital will generate the sale of an additional 2.x billion
radios. It's nice to see that U.S. authorities are so concerned about the
Chinese economy, because they sure won't be made here.
>Apparently Wells has obtained a PRO-96 and they will
>be on sale in a couple of weeks.
Never say never.
Nothing is absolute.