Anybody remember the first time you got 'stung' by the scanner bug? For me it was way back in 1970 when I was 9. I was startled awakeone summer morning to the sound of my Pop on the phone telling the police that somebody helped themselves to the taillights off his Mustang. Right about when the cops arrived there was a knock at our back door-it was my buddy Jeff from across the street all exited hollerin' "hey Frank! Come on over to my house-you gotta see this!" Yeah Jeff we're a little busy...." "JUS-WOULDYOU..come on only two minutes" Jeff's Dad was an exec at Motorola..the whole bit:ex-Marine, buzz-cut, 1970 police-issue Ford Galaxie WITH radios out front. Turns out he had a scanner going in the den with our incident on it. That's when it stung me-that bug-and from then 'till now I'm a hopeless radiocom nut. Do you remember-I know there's great ones we gotta hear! 73s..............oh yeah and they got the dudes that stole Dad's lites-they were putting the finishing touches on a dune buggy that was also stolen as well as a VW motor-even the smallest of towns (mine was 1400 then) had their thug element!