Hello everybody. I'm looking to get myself a radio to be able to be "in the know" with the happenings of the area and with my little handheld uniden from maaany years ago suddenly not picking up anything at all, decided to buy a new uniden BC355C thinking it was just an old scanner not picking up anything any longer. This scanner has tons of cool features and seems like a great idea, but not listening to anything but some random morse codes from time to time or jimbob telling someone else he's checking on some pipes in some random area. Also getting the random ambulance en route somewhere. Upon reading around and filing through what seemed to be hundreds of frequencies and other codes, I find out that most of the entire area has gone digital/trunking. True? If so.. what scanner is recommended for someone who is just getting back in to being able to listen to the activities in town? Not really wanting to dump a TON of money, though I know from being in the computer hobby you get what you pay for.. Need something compatible with the Sikeston area and should be for quite some time. I've noticed a few have the uniden 996XT, but almost $500?? Don't know that I need something that fancy to listen to the cop driving down the street, just yet. Thanks for listening to me ramble and hope to hear from someone soon!