I am just getting back into scanners. I have purchased a Pro 2053. It seems to be a great scanner. I can hear some local analog signals. Most things now are digital. Maybe one day I will get a digital just have a question. Can digital scanners still pick up analog signals? I have learned the county I live in the Fire dispatch is analog I hear them page out calls but have not heard the mobile end. Used to before digital it was on a repeater on the same Frequency. I can still tell there is a repeater just cannot hear the mobile end for some reason. I have purchased a HG-Base Antenna. I have tested it inside and it did better than antenna on back. Maybe this weekend I will get the HG Antenna up got to take down a TV Antenna and put the HG antenna on the same pole. But I came here because Back in the 90's I had a very good Mobile Antenna 25 Mhz - 1.3000 Mhz. It was the magnet mount Catalog Number 20-12 $29.99. I really liked that Antenna because of the wide band coverage. I have searched and searched on ebay someone selling one and no luck. As far as the local fire being on a repeater when the dispatcher unkeys sometimes the squelch sticks not on my end that is how I know the dispatch on one but not sure why I cannot hear the mobile. Oh and one last thing I really really miss Radio Shack. I could go in and get what I want hands on and take it home the day I want it and not wait 2 or 3 days.