I am in the Bangor area. I made up a favorite list that I use at home. Antenna is in the attic and come spring I need to move it to a different lacation in the attic. I have no problem receving Penobscot and Hancock counties. I also get traffic from Hancock and Knox counties but the transmissions break up. I'm sure it is because of the location of my antenna.
I also have a Garmin Puck in my vehicle that I use with the HP-1 when traveling. I made two trips to Boston last year and the HP-1 worked without a hitch! My son in law could not believe how it changed location without me doing a thing.
All in all one of the best scanners I have ever owned and I have had many!