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It really depends on where in NE GA you are. I just took a ride up to NC. Habersham and Rabun are all conventional frequencies. If you are talking about Forsyth, Hall, Gwinnett, and DeKalb, then you'll need a digital scanner. There are those of us who'll put you on the right track for a scanner. Come on down to the Georgia State forum and ask your questions there