Originally Posted by KB1UAM
Welcome to the most dysfunctional family on the web
I resemble that remark!!!
All kidding aside, I too am a complete newbie to the scanner world.
Anything in "Blue" is a link to help you get started on some research
Before I put in my request in for xmas, I did a ton of research here on the RR database and in my State for frequencies and if my area I was interested in was digital or analog.
is an excellent place to poke around and research scanners.
Like the previous posters noted, the area you're going to scan, how much you can spend, if you want a base or mobile unit are all good things to list in here with your questions.
There's some cracker jack people in here that can help you immensely. I know, I've needed questions answered and I was overwhelmed with some of the responses.
And don't let reviews of horror stories about programming scanners scare you away. There's some good software
out there that'll help you get started, and like alot of people find is they like programming their scanners manually.
So do some research, ask some questions, and welcome to the most dysfunctional family on the web! (We are kidding...right?!?)