If you can afford it, I would recommend getting a P25 phase 2 scanner. I got a WS1040 as my first scanner and I was really pleased with it. However, I do regret not spending a little extra to get a different scanner that has P25 phase 2 capabilities. For right now, phase 1 scanners work just fine and you won't miss much, but, several areas have or are transitioning to phase 2 systems. If you plan to be using it for a while, I would think about getting a P25 phase 2.