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Whistler TRX-2 Desktop Digital Scanner
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- Simple Zip Code programming. Preloaded USA/Canada MicroSD card included.
- Easy updating via Internet. User upgradable CPU firmware. Spectrum Sweeper. Clock / Calendar.
- APCO P25 Digital Phase I & II. Compact, modern case design. Preloaded USA/Canada MicroSD card included. Store Favorites Scan List
- CTCSS and DCS subaudible decoder. Dedicated SKYWARN/Weather button.
- Dedicated SKYWARN/Weather button. IF Discriminator Out. Tuning Steps: 2.5, 3.125, 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5 ad 25 kHz.
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The Whistler TRX-2 is multi-system adaptive digital trunking scanners with Motorola P25 Phase I, X2-TDMA, Phase II and DMR making it capable of monitoring the following unencrypted channels/systems: Conventional DMR (Entered as a DMR trunked system, NXDN, Hytera XPT, MotoTRBO Capacity Plus, MotoTRBO Connect Plus, and MotoTRBO Linked Cap Plus systems.
The TRX-2 allows the user the ability to group their 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.
What is Object Oriented Scanning?
Programming scanning receivers can be challenging, but object-oriented programming simplifies the process by using common conventions for scanning concepts that have common characteristics.
- Functional keypad and backlit LCD display
- USA/Canada Radio Reference database on SD Card
- Quick Location based Programming (City, Zip, County)
- Detects and masks encrypted voice audio
- Decodes Radio ID/Talkgroup ID data
- Upgradeable CPU Firmware, DSP Firmware and Database Library
- Size (LWH): 5.31 inches, 7.12 inches, 1.75 inches
- Weight: 2.09 pounds
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The Whistler TRX-2 exemplifies Whistler's commitment to the scanner market by bringing new capabilities and transmission modes to its customers. This multi-system adaptive digital trunking scanner supports Motorola P25 Phase I, X2-TDMA, Phase II and DMR making it capable of monitoring the following unencrypted channels/systems: Conventional DMR (Entered as a DMR trunked system), Hytera XPT, MotoTRBO Capacity Plus, MotoTRBO Connect Plus, and MotoTRBO Linked Cap Plus systems.
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If you are not a technical person or are not familiar with radios, you might want to skip this one. Many of the negative reviews were from people who just could not figure out this scanner. Once you get it set up, it is so easy to make and change scan lists. If you're not going to use a computer to program the scanner, you might also want to skip it. What makes it so easy to use is the software that allows you to program the scanner. The scanner comes with a USB programming cable that plugs into a socket in the scanner's front panel.
For software, you'll need to go to RadioReference dot com and download your choice of programming software. I tried the WIN500 application and didn't like it. After trying ARC500, it worked well and was easy to learn. Now when I want to make a change on my scanner, I start the computer application, make the changes, connect the programming cable and then click Upload. It couldn't be easier.
The scanner comes with a telescoping antenna that isn't much good, unless you live in an area with strong signals. I bought a mobile magnetic mount antenna. I have an upper dormer window in my office and the window sill has metal flashing under the paint, so the antenna sits securely.
One last suggestion before you order. You might want to look for a vendor that shows it is fulfilled by Amazon or is sold directly by Amazon. I initially chose a vendor that shipped directly. Three days after I had placed the order, the scanner still hadn't been shipped. I did a search again and found one fulfilled by Amazon for $5 more. It promptly arrived 2 days later.
Scan lists are a strong feature of this scanner. Scan lists hold any combination of talk groups or conventional channels. They can be enabled or not depending on what you want to hear. One feature I'd like to see is for the programing software to be able to reorder the scan lists.
The programming software is very logical, well organized and easy to use. It programs much the same was as a commercial two-way radio. You program the trunk system control channels and add the talk groups associated with that system. Conventional channels are programmed into a conventional section. Then you add talk groups or conventional channels to as many scan lists as you like. If you're not into programming you can use the built-in database which is updated from Radio Reference.
The Whistler 1098 is very easy to operate. Although I will say the buttons are small and harder to press than I'd like. I was expecting the buttons to operate easily like they do on the older GRECOM PSR800 (another fine scanner). As a desktop scanner it's rather small and I'd trade away the small size for bigger buttons. That said, this is not a big problem and is mitigated somewhat by the multi-function knob.
Amazon's price was good and free Prime shipping is awesome.
it was well packaged and i only needed to attach the mounting bracket so it could sit on my desk.
mostly i am interested in listening to my city fire department.
this scanner does the conventional and trunked tracking beautifully. my dept. simulcasts dispatches and they seem to come in fine.
i'm using the stock antenna and find it adequate for my needs. i had to extend it to about 16 inches to get the best reception.
after reading some reviews before i bought it, i didn't use the supplied software but instead downloaded the program from the whistler web site.
the software was then upgraded and the firmware as well. i also made a copy of the included sd card.
then it was just a matter of entering my zip code and finding the location of the fire dept. in the sub-menus.
the speaker was very clear with the volume setting able to be cranked up if necessary. i only need to have it on level 4.
the lcd display is also easy to read. i've had it on for about a week now and there is no sign of fading.
youtube and radioreference are two main resources i have seen that are able to help with any problems.
i'm just an average guy who likes to listen to some fire channels when i'm at home. i've never really had another scanner so i can't compare it.
sure this was probably overkill for my needs but i can't say no a gift . . . or my wife.
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