Yeah, welcome wirehead! The only warning I would have is that the VSP system may be tricky, and will require a bit of research about things like where you want to monitor and what talk groups/services. If you just dump the whole thing in your scanner it will overwhelm you!
The good news is that you've come to the right place. There should be any number of users here who will help, and may be willing to just send you a file. You WILL need a pc and software unless you have a LOT of patience.
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