I bought my scanner back in 1993 from Radio Shack for the purpose of taking it to NASCAR races. It worked and still works great after all these years. When Earnhardt passed out on the first lap at Darlington after the race while waiting in traffic I picked up his crew chief talking about his condition while he was on the phone. It is now 26 years later and the scanner works just as well as it did when I bought it. It was well worth the money and is a good radio to buy on E-bay if it was taken care of.