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Old 08-19-2010, 07:49 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by EMTRailfan View Post
As far as the narrowbanding, the scanners won't be necessarily obsolete, but they won't pick as well as they do now. You may have started to notice this on some Class 1's already. The locos/hi-rails are still receivable, but they sound very low volume if not muffled.
That's because many of them don't take the mics out of the holders...when you're a couple feet from the mic talking in your normal voice while in the cab of a locomotive at 60 MPH, not much gets through...that and it's not uncommon for mics to not work at all.
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