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0C12I4YZOVP391 Whistler trx-1 hand held digital scanner radio

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$468.24$470.30

  • easy zip code programming. Preloaded america/canada microsd card blanketed. Smooth updating thru internet. Person upgradable cpu firmware. Spectrum sweeper. Clock / calendar.
  • apco p25 virtual section i & ii. Machine requirements: best for use on home windows working systems. Ctcss and dcs subaudible decoder. Devoted skywarn/climate button.
  • devoted skywarn/climate button. If discriminator out. Tuning steps: 2. Five, three. A hundred twenty five, 5, 6. 25, 7. 5, eight. 33, 10, 12. 5 ad 25 khz. Document as much as 50 hours of audio on the two gb microsdr. Date and time stamp recorded audio documents
  • the scanner does now not feature. Make certain that the scanner is equipped with clean batteries. If powering the scanner from outside strength, make sure that the usb strength plug is fully inserted into the scanners usb jack. Susceptible indicators from distant stations. Reposition for excellent reception. 2-way radio reception is line-of-sight. Don’t forget an outdoor antenna; the primary 30 toes of elevation makes the most distinction. Attenuator in use on vulnerable signals. Check overall performance with and without attenuator activated,use putting with best reception.
  • strong signal overload from nearby transmitter. Test performance with and with out attenuator activated, use setting with best reception. Unfastened or defective antenna. Look at antenna and connectors and accurate any problems found. Wrong modulation mode selected. Ensure that right modulation mode is chosen for the sort of device being monitored. If important, use the laptop application to change modulation mode.
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trx-1 digital scanner radio – hand held

the whistler trx-1 is multi-device adaptive virtual trunking scanners with motorola p25 segment i, x2-tdma, segment ii and dmr making it able to tracking the following unencrypted channels/structures: traditional dmr (entered as a dmr trunked system, hytera xpt, mototrbo potential plus, mototrbo connect plus, and mototrbo linked cap plus systems.

what is item orientated scanning? Programming scanning receivers may be tough, however item-oriented programming simplifies the manner with the aid of the usage of not unusual conventions for scanning principles that have common characteristics. A scannable object is any described object that may be scanned or monitored, consisting of:

now capable of monitoring nxdn.

  • useful keypad and backlit liquid crystal display show
  • united states/canada radio reference database on sd card
  • quick vicinity based programming (city, zip, county)
  • detects and mask encrypted voice audio
  • decodes radio identification/talkgroup identification facts
  • upgradeable cpu firmware, dsp firmware and database library
  • usb interface 2. 0 or earlier
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    Radio, Radio + Battery Charger Pack

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    Black

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    Whistler TRX-1 Handheld Digital Scanner, Whistler WS1040 Handheld Digital Scanner

    3 reviews for 0C12I4YZOVP391 Whistler trx-1 hand held digital scanner radio

    1. FUJIXT3SHOOTER

      I’ve read so much about how difficult this scanner is to program, I almost didn’t buy it. I’m glad I didn’t listen, this scanner is incredible, easily the best I’ve ever owned.If you want to get the fullest enjoyment out of this scanner, do the following.1. Get a Radio Reference account. Every frequency available in the U.S. is there.2. Download the Butel ARC500 trial software. I bought mine, but you can get up and running using the trial version. You can use all the features for 30 days. This more than enough time to get your ws1040 programmed and personalized.3. Get some good rechargeable batteries. I’m using Duracell recharables, they seem to be ok.4. And this is the most important, go to YouTube and search for ScannerMaster Radio Shack Scanner Programming Videos 1, 2, and 3. He will walk you through using the software, yes it is for a different scanner, but the set up is for the software and it will apply to any scanner which uses ARC 500 software. After watching the video, the software and programming started to really make sense.Honestly, programming this scanner seemed very difficult until I watched these videos, it is really so much easier than you may think. Prior to this scanner, I had never used a scanner that required software to program, all the scanners I’ve had in the past were programmed manually on the scanner. I would just buy the latest version of Police Call at Radio Shack, and punch in the frequencies I wanted to listen to. Now with programmable scanners, Radio Reference, and available software, putting in frequencies is easier and faster than ever. It took me 15 minutes to put in over 800 frequencies, and that included installing the software on my PC.Now about the scanner, it is awesome! I like the scan lists over the old banks that my previous scanners had. I set up lists based on the my community, surrounding communities, my County, local airports, National Parks, CalFire, railroads, and a scan list with emergency frequencies, ie Red Cross, Weather, FEMA, and others. I assigned each agency an LED color and set the LED to flash and the back light to come on when a priority Frequency is active. There are so many ways to customize this scanner to suit your personal tastes, you should never get bored.If I can get this scanner programmed and set up the way I wanted it, anyone can. Don’t let other negative programming reviews stop you from getting this scanner. If you do you will be missing out on an incredible scanner.Read more

    2. Zanzara

      The Whistler TRX-1 is an OK scanner, hobbled by bad software and some questionable design decisions. The bottom line is that if you just want an easy-to-use, works-out-of-the-box scanner you probably should avoid this one. If you are experienced with tweaking scanner settings and computer software, need the advanced digital trunking features, and have some time and patience, this might be for you. Read reviews and especially the RadioReference.com Whistler forum, to help you decide if you want this scanner.One of the commenters on the RadioReference.com Whistler forum asked why scanners seem locked into 1970s technology. I’d place the tech level at the mid-80s, e.g. DOS command lines, serial ports, and primitive software. Consider that for about the same $500 price we can buy a state-of-the-art phone/computer with fast processor, lots of memory, great screen, advanced battery, and reliable software, and the phone transmits as well as receives on similar frequencies.Whistler, a company best known for cheap radar detectors, bought the GRE scanner business. But apparently they’re having some struggles with modern technology, especially reliable, user-friendly software. I have a GRE-PSR500 and it’s been great. But most of my county’s police, fire, EMS, and other government recently moved to a P25 Type II system which the GRE-PSR500 doesn’t track.I’m retired now after 30+ years in software development, so I figured I could handle the quirks and tweaks of the TRX-1. Having written both good and bad software myself, I think I can tell the difference. But I was not prepared for what was involved. Here’s the quick overview.The good: – Uses downloaded RadioReference database. – Receives modern digital trunking systems – P25 Type I and II, LTR, DMR, NXDN, etc. – Good sensitivity and sound quality. – Records reception to SD card and plays it back. – Can store multiple “virtual” scanners, i.e. different configurationsThe bad: – Buggy, unreliable, unsigned USB driver. – Manual onboard programming of scanner is for masochists only. – Undocumented Function-key combinations. – Entering alphabetic characters via keypad uses bizarre, non-standard method. – In-scanner battery charging is via a time setting and not via voltage/current monitoring.The ugly: – Tiny, low contrast, black and white display, with lots of cryptic symbols. – Protective rubber case with aesthetics of a brick. – Useless ugly plastic inserts to rubber case.The merely annoying: – EZ-Scan program does not scale to screen resolution above 1080. – Have to remove protective rubber case to access batteries and SD card. – Volume change is by up/down key press.Let me give some further detail:When you open the box and insert batteries, you can turn it on and use the pre-installed software and database. I suggest you only do this to be sure the scanner powers up. You can also manually change things using the tiny screen and minimal keypad. But manual onboard programming of the scanner is for masochists only, and you really need to use the EZ-Scan program. The on-board menus are inconsistent as are the key presses. Sometimes “back” takes you back one step, sometimes back to a menu to start over.DO NOT connect the scanner to your computer until you have read the instructions for downloading and installing the latest software. Installing/updating in the wrong sequence will cause major problems. I also suggest you spend time on the RadioReference.com Whistler forum to see what others have found out the hard way.Almost every USB device – MP3 player, printer, thumb drive, portable hard drive – is just plug-and-play. You connect it, the device is recognized, a driver is installed, and off you go. But not this device. For some reason you must hold down the “menu” key while inserting the USB cable. The USB driver is unsigned and requires a multi-step workaround to get it to install on Windows 10. I have not been able to get it working on my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit desktop. But that’s just as well, since the EZ-Scan program does not scale to my 2560×1440 monitor and garbles the display image.The USB driver emulates a serial port, so the scanner shows up in Device Manager under “Ports (COM & LPT)” as a serial device, e.g. COM1 or COM3. Really? In 2017 they are still using this ancient protocol instead of a modern USB interface? It also transfers data at a very slow speed.Even though I managed to get the unsigned driver installed in Windows 10, the connection is unreliable. Too many times the scanner screen shows a “waiting for USB” message and seems to be locked up. Pressing keys does nothing – even the power off key is unresponsive. You have to remove the batteries, and the screen goes blank. But when you put the batteries back in, you’re right back at the same message, still locked up. It looks like you’ve bricked the scanner. Apparently this has happened and continues to happen enough that Whistler provides a “fix-it” program on their web site to reload the scanner CPU software, which is apparently getting hosed by the buggy USB interface. Really? They can take the time to write a patching program, but can’t take the time to fix the bug?I found that the best way to avoid the USB driver hell is to remove the SD card from the scanner and connect it directly to my laptop. The EZ-Scan program can then read/write the SD card as drive G: using native USB at a reasonable speed. However repeated removal/insertion may lead to reduced life of the SD card, so you need to have a backup. I tried to use the EZ-Scan program to format a Samsung 16gb class 10 card as backup. The program said it formatted and copied all the data files over, but the scanner refused to boot from it. Comparing to the original SD card showed that some folders and files were missing, and I still haven’t got it to work. Another example of bad software.Although you can charge NIMH batteries in the scanner, you should not do this in order to reduce the possibility of damage to the radio. The charging option uses a charging hours setting rather than voltage/current monitoring, and given the other buggy software, I would not trust it. Use some eneloop batteries and a good standalone external charger.Between needing to swap batteries and pulling the SD card, you’ll come to hate and avoid the rubber protective case. It looks like a brick, but it’s not as ugly as the useless plastic inserts, particularly the puke green one. It’s too bad Whistler could not spend the money to do the software right instead of wasting it on junk.They also saved a few cents by removing the volume knob and requiring use of the up/down arrows on the keypad. The old GRE-PSR scanners had a more convenient way with concentric volume and squelch knobs.I really want to like this scanner, but I’m disappointed and now just tolerating it. I’ve managed to work around the problems and get it set up to my liking. But I’m wary of the software, so I won’t be changing much until Whistler provides a fix for the USB problems.Read more

    3. william l witkowski

      I have been a handheld scanner owner for 25 years now and little did I know the new ones require a bachelor’s and A masters degree to program. I was able to get a few stations programmed in but it keeps stopping on random numbers and I have no clue why.This scanner is incredibly confusing. Unless you actually worked on the team that designed this scanner the average joe will not get it to work. Programming this digital scanner vs the old style is like going from driving A car too flying an airplane, way more complicated. I thought technology was supposed to get easier. The county I live in recently switched over to a digital signal so I guess my days of scanning are over. I will be returning the scanner until I can attend Whistler University college to learn how to program the darn thing. UPDATE Still trying to get my scanner to work with no luck. Amazon has no clue about this scanner which I completely understand. They actually called whistler support and were told they were too busy. (that’s what happens when you make items with 80000 features that are extremely confusing. You spend all your time on customer support) I have reset the system to the factory settings three times with no luck. I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER WHISTLER PRODUCT IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Read more

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