Although I'm not surprised, it seems a mixed bag as far as whether the CSP has shown some improvement since the upgrades. At the same time, don't forget about the leaves returning to the trees that can have some effect as well. I still say I haven’t noticed much of a difference, except for the amount of time it takes to scan a trunk system before it resumes conventional scanning is much quicker. Besides going back in time and taking the individual channel delay away, the trunk scanning time was one of the things I noticed right away when I switched to the 996. As far as conventional digital, I believe I’ve noticed a big difference in clarity, although I’m judging by Cheshire’s UHF only. I read some place someone was questioning whether the AGC tweaks were still worth doing and I would have to say definetly. I don't think the firmware updates had anything to do with AGC. Besides the fact that the CSP system has spotty reception at times because of the large (statewide) terrain it covers, I think my main problem is that I'm using an all band antenna (Antenna Specialist), instead of one specifically tuned for 800 MHz. I still want to be able to monitor everything else, including low band (30-54), which isn't that easy with the scanner antennas available today.