Looking at some disaster prep communication options and my buddy and I are looking at ham radios and scanners.
Scanners - analog or digital? Looking for a local/regional EMT scanning solution. Prefer HANDHELD. Found a 200-channel radio shack which is analog for $100. Digital scanners seem to be SPENDY - around $300 or so. I read something that suggested that they will all "move" to digital in the near future... so that implies that analog isn't a good long-term purchase?
Ham radios - suggestion to me was a $60 handheld. What are the ranges on handheld in a populated/wooded area?