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post #8 of (permalink) Old 2010-06-03, 12:21 PM
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Assuming they converted some of the existing analogue transmitters to digital they'd have to budget for the stockpiling and scavenging of a bunch of old analogue transmitters and gear for repair purposes because as time goes on manufacturers have either dropped much of it already or won't make a lot of that stuff anymore. That means storing all that gear somewhere and transporting it as needed.

Add in the power and size efficiencies of new digital gear and personally I see an abandonment of the old transmitters as a better economic rationalization than converting them to digital capability.

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