Whistler WS1080 Handheld Digital Trunking Scanner

Whistler WS1080 Handheld Digital Trunking Scanner


List price: $649.95  


You save: $120.00 (18%)


  • The most advanced scanner available

Easy to Understand User Interface - A simplified keypad and display with familiar Scan, Pause, Skip and Navigation controls make it easy for you to use your WS1080. 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.

The Complete RadioReference USA and Canada Database On MicroSD Card - The entire USA and Canada databases from www.radioreference.com are stored on a standard MicroSD Card that is included with the WS1080, giving you access to the most comprehensive radio data available without connecting the WS1080 to a computer or the Internet! Free downloads of updated database, CPU and DSP firmware.

Improved P25 Functionality - The WS1080 detects and masks digital voice audio, and decodes RadioID/TalkgroupID data embedded in voice packets.

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

Upgradeable CPU Firmware, DSP Firmware and Library - Keep your radio’s CPU and DSP firmware and RadioReference library current with enhancements and updates as they become available with free upgrades!

MicroSD Card - 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

Full USB Interface - 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.

Powerful WS1080 PC Application Software Included - Customize existing programming or add new objects to scan, and keep your WS1080 firmware and Library data up to date.

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Functionality - Instant access to frequencies used by storm spotter networks. You can monitor storm conditions as they occur, and become aware of dangerous conditions before the media or emergency management officials are able to announce them to the general public.

SAME and All Hazards Weather Alerting - The WS1080 features a Dedicated SAME Weather Alert Receiver mode, alerting you to severe weather and other hazards in the specific area(s) that you select, or, the WS1080 can check your local NOAA weather frequency periodically, even while scanning, and alert you when an All Hazards alert occurs.

Multi-System Trunking - Scans most common analog trunked radio system signaling formats, including P25, Motorola, EDACS and LTR. Both talkgroup and individual call monitoring are supported.

Powerful Spectrum Sweeper - Quickly sweeps the WS1080’s frequency ranges for transmissions from nearby sources. When a nearby transmission is found, the WS1080 automatically tunes to that frequency and receives the traffic. Lock out found frequencies and continue searching the same band.

200 Scanlists - The WS1080 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.

Scan Sets - 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.

Expanded V-Scanner II Storage System - With the expanded V-Scanner II (VS-II) storage system, you can use the WS1080 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.

Audio Recording - 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 microSD.

Built-In Clock/Calendar - 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.

Built-in Service Searches - Predefined service search ranges make it easy to find activity in your area.

Whislter’s Exclusive Alert LED- Programmable tri-color LED displays thousands of colors that can be used to indicate different types of activity or activity on special channels. Program color sequences with multiple colors for special alerts, even emulate the red/blue strobe of police vehicles.

Audible Alarms - Programmable audible alarms can be configured to sound when certain objects are active.

Programmable Backlight and Alert LED Flash Patterns - 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.

Signal Strength Meter – 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.