I just received my first ever scanner yesterday. It's the Whistler WS1040 digital scanner. I'm a news hound and figured it was time to get one of these. Since I'm brand new, but pretty smart, I was wondering if you would recommend downloading the channels from this site, as suggested in the manual. Or if you recommend manually programming it, or is it easiest to meet up with someone who already has the channels programmed and sync the scanners? I'm in Central LR and would like to get the LRPD, ASP, and surrounding areas first. I used to listen to this website in the past but when they got rid of LRPD I stopped. Any suggestions would be appreciated! I've never programmed a scanner before and it's a little intimidating.