So, I've determined that I have a bad stock antenna on my HP1. (I have a second HP1 and can swap the known good antenna from it and it works fine - and the antenna from the first HP1 renders the second HP1 deaf.) No thanks to Uniden support, who, when I sent the scanner in (including the antenna) thinking the scanner was damaged, got it back with a note "Works to factory spec - Attenuator was turned on". (No, it's not.)
Anyway, it's evident I need an aftermarket antenna for the one HP1 that doesn't have a functioning stock antenna any more. I'm wondering if I shouldn't get two, in case/when the second HP1's stock antenna inevitably dies too.
Anyone got any suggestions for the best all-round performer? I am looking to receive signals all the way from 108 to 869 MHz - I have VHF, UHF, and 700/800 signals in my area that I want to hear.
Best case it would be something I can buy online from a place like Scanner Master or HRO, since up here in Canada it's nigh-impossible to get scanners from local retailers, let alone parts.