Your question does not give anywhere near enough information for anyone to answer it accurately.What would be my best option for replacing the stock antenna in the Home Patrol 2? Thanks.
FYI per the Radio Reference Wiki, "OpenSky cannot be monitored by any scanner": OpenSky - The RadioReference WikiI found more information on the equipment used by the Public Safety entities in my home county - Oakland County, MI. It is a state-of-the-art digital Voice over Internet Protocol 800 MHz system
The system uses of two types of OpenSky stations: High Profile sites which are intended to cover relatively large areas, and Cell sites, which are used primarily to fill in coverage "holes" between high-profile sites and improve in-building coverage. I hope this helps in recommending a good antenna. Thank you.
There's a rather glaring error in the linked page--it claims "Like ProVoice Open Sky cannot be monitored by any scanner, past or future."
The radio can't be built if the owner of the technology won't license it out, which is the case with Open SkyThere's a rather glaring error in the linked page--it claims "Like ProVoice Open Sky cannot be monitored by any scanner, past or future."
This is laughable. Uniden scanners just got ProVoice capability, and if a radio can be built to receive something, a scanner can be built to receive it as well. Perhaps no current scanner receives OpenSky, but claiming no future scanner will ever receive it is right up there with "640K should be enough for anybody."
According to your previous post you have not yet purchased the HP2 that you are currently seeking the "best" antenna for. Wouldn't it make sense to first actually purchase the HP2 and see how the scanner with the stock antenna actually performs for what YOU are interested in listening to in your area? You MAY find that the stock antenna meets your needs in your area....I have discovered that surrounding counties are not on OpenSky and may very well be receivable for the HP2 that I am considering purchasing. I have received a couple of antenna suggestions, like the RS800 and comparable clones of it. As I will be trying to reach out to adjacent counties, it makes getting the best possible antenna even more important to me. That said, any further recommendations for the best antenna, is most welcomed...
FYI if you haven't seen it already, Zip Scanners has the HomePatrol 2 for $464.99 and that includes FREE shipping and no sales tax: https://www.zipscanners.com/uniden-homepatrol-2-base-mobile-digital-police-scanner-radio.html...My thought process was that if spending $500 on a scanner, spending another $40 or so on a better performing antenna would also be prudent.