Upon initial opening of this Apt, it utilized my location to find all the local dispatch stations, then let me select from the many it found, and connected immediately to the one I chose. The apt runs in the background so you can continue to use other applications or let it run while the phone is asleep. Audio has very clear transmissions and was simple to disable in your notifications screen when your needing to close the apt. If you wish to run two dispatch stations at once, you can also add the paid version and run both at the same time. The free version definitely gets a big thumbs up and will get a lot of use from me.