A shame to see someone give up on the hobby over having an outdated scanner. That scanner serves no purpose today to the serious scanner person (as opposed to a PRO-2006 which is still better in some bands than the latest and greatest digital "one size fits all" scanners). It's simply a shelf item at this point at best, for those that collect scanners, or maybe it could work for someone in analog territory if they are on a very tight budget, at most. I'm pretty sure I owned that model, and that it was the easiest to open cell phone coverage on, just by clipping a diode that was out in the open.The OP hasn't been on for 16 months. Guess he got his answer.