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need help selecting a scanner, Imperial Co. CA

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Hi:
I live in Imperial County in CA (specifically El Centro) and am respectfully asking for advice for what type of scanner to get in order to listen in to the local public safety and other traffic. I'm a newbie amateur but I know that the local PS is almost all on the San Diego RCS System and therefore need a digital trunking scanner. I know this means $$$, however am overwhelmed by all the choices online. I'm looking for something easy to program and use, moderately priced, and something that could be programmed with a Mac, though I have an old Windows XP desktop available if necessary. I would prefer something that is portable for when I am out and about, but something that I could plug in at home and use in my home office. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
 
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There is currently no software for the Mac, for the current digital/analog scanners. You will have to use the XP flavored pc.
FreeScan for the Unidens, Win500 for the GRE/RS scanners.
Larry
 
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