Hi, I grew up listing to my Dad's scanner and he was a ham radio guy too. I would like to purchase a scanner and have been reading lots of information and I'm just not sure what unit would be best. I'm interested in getting something that will work for years to come and not be outdated soon. I really can't say what interests me yet because I think I'll know that after I get started. I'm thinking a portable unit would be best for me. I live in central WA but travel all around the state throughout the year. It sounds like digital is the way to go but figured I would ask the experts. Any advice?