I'm very eager to start programming my scanner, so it can be more efficient w/ the agencies here in the metro area. I understand that you have to have the primary channels for each agency programmed into the scanner so it can capture all the conversations. The part I am having he hardest part understanding, is how many additional frequencies I need in there. How have you all programmed yours. Do you put each individual agency in it's individual talk-group, and then put the different towers (i.e.: Wcal, farming, avon, etc.) in there own talk-group so you can easily turn them off/on? One of the things I am having the hardest time finding is the State Patrol frequencies. I keep seeing the old VHF frequencies, but having a heck of a time finding the 800 digital ones. Should I bother trying to find them on this site, since they are already programmed into my scanner from when I bought it? Also, I am going to program it with either Uniden's software, or BCtool. I think I might be more inclined to use BCtool, since through my readings on this site, BCtool can download from this site, and its free. If anyone could, knows how, and would be willing to take snapshots of how there's is setup in the computer, and attach it to this post, that would be great. It might give me a better understanding of how this thing is to be set-up. One last thing, I'm a little confused by Uniden's programming sheets with the blocks, band plan A, B, C, base frequency, step frequency, etc. Also, I've see talk about people saying they had gotten the control channels for agencies w/ this whole rebanding deal. Are you getting those by just monitoring the scanner when it's hooked up to the computer, or how is that happening? For the pre-programmed agencies that comes from the manufacturer, do you guys delete them all, or just create a new system in the scanner and start from there? I was noticing that as I was familiarizing myself with the ins and outs of the scanner. Anyways. I know this is long, but I want to make sure I program this thing right.