If it sounds like a stupid question, it probably is.
My mom loves being nosy... When she hears the police siren, an ambulance, firefighters, or something like that, she's the first one to run to the balcony to see what's going on and ask neighbors what happened. She also loves weather stations; give her the "sense" that she knows something that nobody else knows.
Unfortunately, she's not technological.
With that said, could someone please give me some advice on buying her a scanner that will let her listen to police, emergency, and those frequencies without needing much technological know-how?
I'm looking for something that she can turn on and start being nosy. I can do a few modifications if needed since I work with computers, but I know very little about frequencies, scanners, etc.
I was thinking of those Uniden scanners, but the cheapest one is about $90 and I've read that it's hard to program and includes virtually no documentation out-of-box.