First a little background; I havent been on the air in almost 8 years so my license expired. I passed the renewal date and had to re-test again. Since coming back to Ham Radio, I see things have changed greatly. Namely the digital revolution. I have been doing as much research online as I can about the various digital modes and their pros and cons. But its still very confusing. The only radio I have now it a Yaesu FT-60. I will be buying a mobile rig, hopefully this week. I just cant decide if I should go digital or analog and if digital which type?. I spend allot of time in the car for work which is when I would be on the air. Years ago I had a Kenwood dual band TMV-7 which I loved. In doing my research I see there are D-Star repeaters in my area (New York City). There is also EchoLink, Fusion, and DMR. I have been using Echolink with my iPhone which is great fun. Of course there is no investment with equipment going that route. I am thinking D-Star would have more users. The thing is I would hate to go with something like D-Star only to see it phase out in a few years. Another question I have is, would I still have full access to analog repeaters if I went with a digital radio?