Ok, I know that eavesdropping on your local police and fire are not easy now days (or cheap) due to all the new technology used in this day and age but I'm willing to give it a try. Being a former volunteer firefighter, I miss some of the action. Here is the problem, I'm not sure which type of scanner I need to buy with all the technology these days. I'm just wanting to listen in on the action without spending an arm and a leg for a base scanner (fire, police, EMS) and I'm not sure if I want analog or digital. Any input would be greatly appreciated. If it means anything I reside in Barnesville Ohio, Thanks again in advance!