Instead of spending a lot on just one mode of protection/detection, I was planning on trying to spend a little in each department to get a good cross section. I was looking into police scanners the other day, lets just say that when I am driving long distances, it would be enjoyable to listen to what the FHP has to say on the way. What would I need to effectively scan and listen in on what they have to say? Would it be more advantageous to buy a CB instead of a radio? And how much would I be looking to spend for some basic, but not cheap(in quality) instrumentation?
Yes I know Im quite ill informed on the whole subject of these particular instruments, so I was hoping you gentelmen (and ladies if there are any) could give me a brief education on the matter. Thanks for putting up with my general noobery.