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Whistler WS1088

NEW Digital handheld radio scanner






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NEW Digital handheld radio scanner

The Whistler WS1088 digital handheld scanner is a multi-system adaptive digital trucking scanner with Motorola P25 phase 1, X2-TDMA, and phase II capabilities.

 It features a full backlit alphanumeric keypad in addition to the familiar scan, pause, select and navigation controls.

The full keyboard allows you to easily create new and edited trunked systems, sites and talk groups directly from the scanner without the use of a pc for users on the go.

Frequency ranges :-

  • 25-54MHz
  • 108-136.99MHz
  • 137-174MHz
  • 216-379.97MHz
  • 380-512MHz
  • 764-781MHz
  • 791-796MHz
  • 806-960MHz (excluding cellular)
  • 1240-1300MHz
  • Modes include AM and FM plus Digital
This model features an easy to use navigation with a multifunction keypad and includes a PC program for easy customization.

It also includes a USB cable and PC software. It also has Virtual Scanner mode that can store 200 various scanner configurations.

The WS1088 permits recording by scannable object and saves into a Windows compatible file. The clock and calendar function adds date/time info to the recordings and has the ability to power the scanner on at a specific time.

Supplied with a UK optimised Frequency range! +DMR

Simple Menu selection
  • 1 US
  • 2 Canada
  • 3 UK

Additionally, this model features Whistler's Spectrum Sweeper and a programmable audio and visual alert system.

Key Features/Specifcations:

The WS1088 provides the unprecedented ability to group your stored objects using up to 200 Scanlists plus a special Skywarn scanlist.

Objects can be mapped to as many Scanlists as desired, giving you complete flexibility for grouping objects and selecting groups in any combination for scanning.

Programmable audible alarms can be configured to sound when certain Scannable Objects are active. Can be used in conjunction with, or separately from, the Alert LED described above.

Record received audio from selected objects and searches to the Micro SD card. Replay recorded audio using powerful built- in playback system or transfer to PC for playback and archiving. Record up to 50 hours of audio on the 2 GB microSDr

Date and time stamp recorded audio files, and "alarm clock" function allows you to program the scanner to wake up and start scanning at a specific time each day.

A built-in Discriminator Output provides raw discriminator signal to third party signal decoding software without risky hardware modifications.

Predefined service search ranges make it easy to find activity in your area.

A simplified keypad and display with familiar Scan, Pause, Skip and Navigation controls make it easy for you to use your WS1088. Behind the scenes, Whistler's exclusive Object Oriented database runs the show, with support for millions of stored objects, limited only by MicroSD card capacity.

With the expanded V-Scanner II (VS-II) storage system, you can use the WS1088 PC Application to save up to 200 V- Scanner configurations on the MicroSD Card, which can be recalled at any time in the field using the radio's keypad.

Industry standard Composite Device USB interface with USB Mass Storage Device (MSD) and Serial Data (CDC) support. Access the MicroSD card without removing it from the radio, stream decoded Control Channel data and upgrade your radio?s firmware over USB.

 Mini USB cable included.

The WS1088 detects and masks digital voice audio, and decodes RadioID/TalkgroupID data embedded in voice packets. Uses an industry standard MicroSD card to store the RadioReference data library and all of your programming - capacity for millions of stored objects! Supports cards up to 32 GB

Scans most common trunked radio system signaling formats, including Motorola, EDACS, LTR and P25 trunked radio networks. Both talkgroup and individual call monitoring are supported.

Quickly sweeps the WS1088's frequency ranges for transmissions from nearby sources. When a nearby transmission is found, the WS1088 automatically tunes to that frequency and receives the traffic. Lock out found frequencies and continue searching the same band.

Customize existing programming or add new objects to scan, and keep your WS1088 firmware and Library data up to date. The backlight can be programmed to flash with custom flash patterns when certain objects are active, providing another way alerting the operator when important radio traffic is present.
Scan Sets expand the functionality of Scanlists by allowing you to define different combinations of enabled Scanlists as Scan Sets, then you can select one or more Scan Sets for scanning using a simple menu system.

With Scanlists and Scan Sets you have unlimited possibilities for grouping, enabling and disabling objects for scanning.

Shows relative strength of received signals. Slim, compact case design with textured exterior finish and large speaker - Designed for durability, one-handed operation and ease of use.

Keep your radio's CPU and DSP firmware and RadioReference library current with enhancements and updates as they become available with free upgrades!

Programmable tri-color LED displays thousands of colors that can be used to indicate different types of activity or activity on special channels.

  • Powered by  4  x  AA size batteries (not included)
Q&A :  
How is the UK version different from the USA version.
Whistler have made a UK selection (on start up) in the scanner menu, to ensure that the scanner covers the UK frequency bands and with the appropriate frequency steps for the UK.
Can the radio receive UK DMR services including Amateur Radio DMR
The radios will receive both amateur and commercial DMR transmissions, as apart from the frequency they are fundamentally the same mode
The WS 1089 is supplied with software and users can select the mode when writing memories or select auto and it will work out the mode itself!
Can the Radio receive MOTOTRBO protocol ?
No it cannot, but the new TRX-1 and TRX-2 models can!

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