>Over the summer a friend of mine let me borrow his scanner. When he asked for
>it back, I didn't want to give it up. I'm ***ed. I am looking to buy my
>own and am hoping someone can offer me some advice. I've been looking at the
>ones Radio Shack has, can anyone offer some words on these. I'm not looking to
> spend more that $160.00. Can I get anything that I won't be dissapointed with
> later on.
>Thanx a lot...
One of the constants of our hobby [and most others] is no
matter what equipment you start with, you will probably
"buy up" to something bigger, better, stronger, etc. within
a short period of time. We are always adding new stuff, either
receivers/scanners with broader coverage or features, or
antennas, or ...
So, first decide what it is that you want to listen to in
your area and get the best radio that you can afford that
meets your needs.
You didn't specify if you want the unit at home, or in the
car, or handcarried, or ... all of the above. See, it all
makes a difference. Don't forget a good antenna and a book
or two to answer many of the basic questions as well as
providing some starter frequencies.
Good luck and good listening ...