I got interested in radios when my dad asked me to tag along on calls for LE ( he was a deputy sheriff ) for the largest county in Oklahoma . after that I started to hang out by his vehicle and listen in on the calls the dispatch put out . after that I was hooked and bought my 1st 20 ch RS desk top and put up a cush craft ringo ranger 2b and I used a flat roof of my apt building for hight it was roughly 30ft up . if im not mistaken his mobile was a maxtrac vhf 16ch and used a Larsen 1/4 wave on the drivers side front fender . Any way I've owned several different scanners and now I'm using a Grecom psr600 with a tram 1411 erected at 16ft using rg6x feedline .