I'm not new to scanners by any means and have owned quite a few in my lifetime. But they have all been analog. I was fine with that in this small town as everything has been analog until recently but now my old scanner is getting quieter and quieter as things are going digital. So I recently bought a used BCD996P2 for $250 (was that a good price for a used one or did I get ripped?) Anyways I am somewhat familiar with P25 and digital stuff but still feel light years behind. I consider my self to be pretty tech savvy and capable so when faced with the prospect of having to program my new scanner manually without location auto programming or sending it off to have it programmed for me I felt confident in my ability to do so. But after doing a lot of reading and research I'm starting to feel a bit overwhelmed. It all seems like programming it properly is going to be an extraordinarily complex task. Anyways I have not received the scanner yet but have downloaded FreeScan and have been looking thru the various settings and options, the programming and control stuff. Hoping by the time the radio get's here I'd know enough to get it programmed. Now I'm not so sure. It shouldn't be to difficult though because I live in a small town and in a small sparsely populated county. There are still quite a few agencies still on analog but most are mixed with digital now too. The Highway Patrol and EMS here in Kansas where I am at are all digital now from what I can tell. Here they have the Kansas Statewide Interoperable Communications System KSICS which is a Phase 1 system, In RadioReference database it says it's a Common Air Interface Exclusive but I see no mention of trunking/non-trunking, Motorola or something else, I don't know what to select in FreeScan. I don't know I feel old and stupid. I just want to program systems for my county an adjacent county, Highway Patrol, Police, Sheriff, EMS, Fire, Fire tone out if any and a few other talk groups. Is there a good tutorial on programming this scanner with FreeScan? Any advice? Any scanner specific stuff I should know? FreeScan specific stuff I should know? Specifically help/advice programming a P25 phase 1 system like the one here in Kansas. Any help at all would be much appreciated.