So after many many many months of discussion with a coworker that lives by the nickname Radio, I went ahead and splurged and picked up a brand new BCD996xt. After all my research I realize that I went from before crawling to running but I have a habit of doing everything that way. Already downloaded freescan and got a subscription here as well as starting to go thru the the easier to read manual from marksscanners. Live in the temecula area and commute to north county san diego daily and on most days am running around both Riverside and San Diego counties. Any input on anything additional getting started so I can listen to as much as possible would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance everyone.