Well for Xmas i was going to ask for a Laser jammer but i think that i will just get one in March after the GOL test. This means that i need another gift idea... I was thinking about a scanner. I like the idea of a handheld scanner b/c then i can use it anywhere so what is a good one to get. I know that is a bad ? but i know nothing about them so i need help. Here is what i need i will be using it in New York state i would like to be able to hear the highway patrol, local Leos, and state police. I don't understand this whole digital/analog thing but i'm guessing that if i want to hear all of this stuff listed that i'm gonna need both. Anythoughts also if you could post the price on each that would be great. Also another question is will i be able to hear Leos from far away or only the ones close by using the radio?