Hi everyone. I am new to the forum. My brother has acquired an interest in radio scanning. I would like to give him one as a present this holiday season. His interests include scanning police, fire departments, aviation, etc. He resides in the south Florida area (Homestead and FL Keys). I would like to request your advice on what kind of hand held scanner would be suitable for him. I don't have a budget yet since I don't know what the minimum requirements are for successful scanning in south Florida. I would appreciate any help you could provide. It would be very helpful if you could link to specific models and accessories that he would need to get completely started. He is a software engineer and would be very comfortable with computers and techie devices. I thank you in advance for all your suggestions.