impulse buy danger

So, I had an idea yesterday that I have always wanted a radio scanner – for emergencies and also just for following fire/police bands for goings-on. I impulse-bought one from Radio Shack – the PRO-94 scanner.

I wish when I had impulse-bought that I had realized that Nashville’s public safety services use APCO 25, which is all digital. The cheapest scanner that can pick that up I found was Radio Shack’s PRO-96, which is $500. So much for that idea.