Is Radio Shack and the internet the only place you can buy a scanner. Im looking to buy but feeling kinda limited. Also, will i expect to get more range with a digital or is there no difference? Hope im not asking to many stupid questions, ive been reading up in the wiki but it reminds me of algebra class! Thinking of going with the bcd396xt. seems like the most bang for the buck, but wondering if i can learn how to operate it! Thanks for the input. Love this forum!!