Hello there. I'm new to the forum and have a few questions. We moved to Castle Rock from New Jersey in 2000 and have been using my Realistic Pro 2006 since. I am considering purchasing a new scanner as I understand most if not all the agencies near me are using digital equipment now. I can still receive dispatch and one of my questions is; how much am I missing beyond the calls to and from dispatch? Is there alot more to the conversations I am not hearing due to my current limitations? Are there more transmissions I'm not capable of hearing to warrant a significant radio upgrade? Another question is about ESK; I have read posts regarding this but what exactly is it and do I need a radio capable of receiving it? I am considering the Uniden bcd996t and want to make sure it is capable of receiving all the modes of local transmission. So to sum it up, I'm in Castle Rock, have really only ever been able to listen to Dispatch calls and am not sure of what else I am missing and what receiver I would need to upgrade to. Thanks in advance for your help.