New, scanning for fun, Marion County, Oregon need scanner advice

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nataliej

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I just started looking at info online about scanning and scanners and frequencies and all of that hub bub.

I don't think i completely understand all of it, and yes if there is information for me to read, I have probably read it. I have been diligently researching for several days now but I still don't know what to get or what i need. I looked on the database but i still can't figure out what kind of scanner i need.

I am looking for something really cheap, as i am broke, but it needs to be able to listen to the marion county so, pd, and salem police. Oregon any advice?

Do i need digital or conventional?

Trunking or no?

I want a handheld device, lol that is the only thing i do know for sure in this buying decision.
 

ka3jjz

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Natalie, looking at the database entry, it seems Marion county's systems are all analog, so one of the newer analog handhelds would be right up your alley.

I would jump down to the Oregon forum and see if someone there can point you in the right direction; alternately there's a very active Yahoo scanning group for the Pacific NW, and they too can be a source of info. By the way, all links are in blue...

nwscan : NorthWest SCANner enthusiasts

73 (best regards) Mike
 
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