i am wanting to buy a portable scanner. my main interest is in listening to the polk co sheriff dept. any suggestions? from what ive read they will be going digital in the next month? any help is appreciated.
Hello newcomer, I extend a very warm welcome to the Radioreference community. If you have positive confirmation that PCSO is going digital, then a digital handheld is obviously the way to go. There are members on the site that reside in Polk County who can either confirm or deny that, you will be hearing from them soon enough. To get you started, check out the Polk County database for frequencies & any updates to their Motorola Smartzone trunked system. In the meantime check the Radioreference WIKI section on digital scanner reviews & trunking tutorials. Here are some sites of makers of the big 3 digital scanners available today, a scanner sales site & a review website for real world hands-on reviews. Again, welcone to RR & choose wisely.