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Homepatrol-2 APCO Project 25 Phase II Capable Trunktracker IV scanner.


Scanning Methods

  • Autolocate that can quickly find local systems even if you don’t know where you are
  • City selection for instant reception of local services
  • Connectible to a GPS accessory receiver (not included) for precise system selection and continuing reselection when traveling
  • Zip code entry for instant reception of local Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS)


  • Built-in Battery Charger
  • Factory programmed for all known radio systems in the United States and Canada
  • Optional car mount kit
  • Shutdown timer (up to 3 hours)
  • Signal Strength Meter
  • Standby options include clock display or weather alert
  • 4 GB micro SD for storing favorites lists and recording transmissions


Power Requirements

Power may be supplied by batteries or a permanent AC or DC source, described as follows:

  • 4 x AA size Rechargeable NiMH Batteries (2300mAh) (included)
  • 4 x AA size Alkaline Batteries (not included)
  • USB Port DC 5V Power Supply

Optional –

  • AC Adapter (AC 120V 60Hz to DC5V 1000mA)
  • DC Adapter (DC 12V to DC5V 1000mA)
  • USB connection to PC for firmware and database updates through Sentinel software

Frequency Coverage

  • 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
  • 758.0000 - 823.9875 MHz
  • 849.0125 - 868.9875 MHz
  • 894.0125 - 960.0000 MHz
  • 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz


  • Ability to quickly store CTCSS, DCS, or NAC tones
  • Ability to quickly save a found Unit ID
  • Battery Saver
  • Better location precision for systems – allows you to define a department’s location and range using up to 32 rectangles instead of a single circle (circles are still supported).
  • Channel Alert – sounds a programmable alert when a channel set to alert becomes active.
  • CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone decode that displays CTCSS tones/DCS codes and NAC codes being received
  • Control Channel Only
  • Emergency Alert – sounds an alert when a unit triggers their emergency status (on compatibleradio systems).
  • Instant replay plays back up to 240 seconds (4 minutes) of the most recent transmissions.
    • One-touch recording to capture transmissions for later playback
  • Location Based Scanning
  • Multi‐Favorite List Support – lets you monitor up to 256 Favorites List at a time, or combine Favorites Lists and the Full Database for monitoring.
  • Per‐channel delay – lets you determine how long the HomePatrol‐II stays on a channel after the transmission ends. Longer delays help prevent missing replies. Shorter delays improve overall scanning speed.
  • Per-channel volume offset
  • Rebanding supported? YES The Sentinel software will import tables for identified rebanded systems from the RadioReference database.
  • Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout
  • Unit ID Tagging – displays an alpha tag showing the information about a specific radio unit being received.
  • Weather Alert Standby

Extreme Upgrade Features

RR System Compatibility

This scanner is compatible with the following Trunking System Types and System Voices used in the RadioReference Database, of course you must verify that the scanner will cover the appropriate frequency range:

  • System Voices:
    • Analog
    • Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
    • APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive

In the box

  • Homepatrol-2
  • AA NiMH Rechargeable Battery (2300mAh X 4)
  • Rubber antenna (SMA type)
  • SMA to BNC Connector
  • USB cable (USB A to USB Mini B Type)
  • 4 GB microSD Card (installed)
  • Desk Use Bracket (Stand Type)

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