I can +1 to the comment on the Pro-2096. Great audio, very good sensitivity & selectivity, pretty easy to use and program. Investing into a digital scanner make sense for a lot of areas around the bay area. There is also some interesting gov traffic to listen to as well. I am copying ICE repeaters at S9 Q5 reception. Things are generally routine, but every now and then things heat up and become exciting for me on the other side of the radio wave.Eric,
I suggest you find a used PRO-2096 or a new PRO -197 Digital trunking scanner...depends on you budget as to which way to go.