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Date: 08/26/18 17:49
Whistler scanners at Walmart
Author: bodkin6071

Who makes the Whistler WS1010 handheld scanner that Walmart sells? Saw this at my local WM today, for only $79.95.

Not that I need it, I already have plenty of scanners already... I assume it's one that one should avoid like the plague?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Whistler-Handheld-Analog-Scanner/40657867?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=6871&adid=22222222227028163944&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=59881017849&wl4=pla-93947528889&wl5=9022724&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=117437128&wl11=online&wl12=40657867&wl13=&veh=sem



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/26/18 17:51 by bodkin6071.



Date: 08/26/18 18:13
Re: Whistler scanners at Walmart
Author: mahnud

Not sure the 1010 will scan digital trunk channels? I would try a 1040 or other.



Date: 08/26/18 18:22
Re: Whistler scanners at Walmart
Author: TCnR

Drum roll please..............................................................................................................made by Whistler.

https://whistlergroup.com/products/ws1010#details

https://www.scannermaster.com/Whistler_WS1010_Analog_Handheld_Scanner_p/55-501873.htm

Neither site lists technical specs. To be competitive in the RR Band it needs to have a sensitivity close to 0.2 uV. It appears to  be a nominal hobby scanner, maybe somebody can offer some comments from experiemce.

Suggest making comaprisons with the Bearcat BC125AT. Suggest looking for sensitivity, ease of programming, audio output and battery life.



Date: 08/27/18 13:08
Re: Whistler scanners at Walmart
Author: RHicks

The WS1040 does do P25 and thats about it.



Date: 09/27/18 11:09
Re: Whistler scanners at Walmart
Author: OregonOldGuy

I received a 1040 for a Christmas present.. Hard to program and use.  l at least can hear most transmissions.  My old Bearcat was so soft that I could no longer hear what was being said.  I have had issues with battery life and charging on the 1040. She just isn't a great piece of eauipment if you are not tech savvy!

Rob
 



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