Alright well now that I am engaged in all of this obsession with finding where the CHP is as well as local fire and such are I went to walmart this morning and bought the Uniden BC92XLT scanner.
After reading the instructions and such I found the right freq that my local fire department uses and programmed it in. Still working on the CHP half but I will settle for fire and ambulance for now.
Just wanting some of your opinions and thoughts. I paid $100 and hope it is a good one. So far I can hear things for my area so that is good but just wanting some thoughts here.