Now, then.

For the first time in history, this day today, the Federal Communications Commission is allowingAMPS analog cellular networks to go silent.

This is the end of an era of half-watt handhelds, Star-Tacs, OKI 900s, UltraClassics. Cheek-modified scanners, mistuned UHF TVs and downconverters. When these channels go silent, cellular experimentation will be the domain of high-speed field programmable gate array arrays and well-funded agencies.

Yes, this is well out of bounds. But this network is as old as I am, and we go way back.

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