I wonder what suggestions I might get. I thought I'd throw this question out there to see what I caught. I am totally blind. I search the programmed channels on my scanner a lot, but I also like to search. I don't just listen to the emergency stuff. I like all of it. Many times, I can figure out about what frequency I'm on, but I would like to be able to be totally sure. Sometimes, there's people around me, so I can simply ask somebody to read my screen for me, but that's not always the case. There's a big hill near my home. I decided the other morning to walk up it and see what I might pick up. Well, I definitly received some noaa stations from further away. I'm in the southwestern corner of IN, and I picked up WWG49, I think that's what it was anyway. It was out of Frederictown MO. I also went through the vhf/low band. I picked up some weird harmonics from a nearby repeater, but I expected that. That's happened before, and normally I can figure it out after a few moments of listening. I did hear 49.22, and figured I had something that was right on, but I had to carry the scanner home on that freq, and have my wife look at it when she got up. She likes to sleep in, and I can be an early riser at times. I remember going up the same hill Friday night to try to evesdrop on a football game at the high school that is perched atop the same hill. I did get some simplex, but I think it was bartenders. I know it was because of the conversation, but I was thinking there aren't any bars around that use 2way radios. I should've carried the scanner home then, but I wanted to keep looking for the coaches. I'm just wondering what I might get back by posting this. It can be interesting to hear what other people think. I have yet to program all of the businessband channels in my scanner. I want to do it, but I've been a bit lazy.