Picked up my HP-1 scanner 4/16/2013 got it home plugged it in my zip code and set-up my range, down to 10 miles and I have been listening to a lot of good/bad and the ugly of the police world. Plus I get Coast Guard, Police Helicopter, (SnoHawk) EMS - AMR. & the Washington State Patrol. It is by far the best scanner I have ever owned, I had the I-SCAN portable scanner. It was a good idea and worked okay for awhile, but the HP-1 smokes it every where. If you want to listen to a scanner & have the money to blow then get this scanner it will not let you down. I give it 5 stars at everything.