An XTS5000 would probably not be a great scanner considering you can only 16 channels at any given time. Other then that I used my XTS for things such as Boston Fire or police where they really only use 16 channels. Another plus is they are a lot more rugged then scanners as well.
Jeffrey Eszlari (KB1RCC)
Uniden BCD396XT, Kenwood NX-300, Icom F-70DS, Icom IC-208H, Pro-38, HTX-202