Originally Posted by SPEEDCO
HomePatrol touch screen is good but freq range is limited.
PSR-800 virtually the same but more freq range.
I'm not sure where you're seeing that the PSR-800 has a wider frequency range than the HomePatrol. Here is the breakdown:
The HomePatrol covers 108-512 continuous, the PSR-800 has a gap between 174-216.
The HomePatrol's 700 MHz coverage is continuous between 758-824, the PSR-800 starts at 764 and has several large gaps in 700 MHz coverage. This is due to an issue GRE has with images in the upper 700 band, so they are forced to eliminate a large chunk of the band in all of their scanners.
The PSR-800 covers the 23cm ham band 1240-1300, which the HomePatrol does not.
So basically what it boils down to is that the HomePatrol has better coverage, unless you need to listen to 23cm ham.