Whistler WS1098 Mobile Scanner / Radio

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The Whistler WS1098 is a desktop/mobile multi-system adaptive digital tracking trunking scanner with Motorola P25 Phase I, X2-TDMA and Phase II capabilities. All USA/Canada frequencies are pre-programmed onto the included SD card making it ready to use out of the box. 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 WS1098 permits recording by scannable object and saves into a Windows compatible file.

Frequency range

RX-range
25-54 / 108-174 / 216-512 / 764-960 / 1240-1300 MHz (excl. cellular)
TX-range
-
HAM bands
11m (CB)  6m  2m  1.25m  70cm  33cm  23cm  10m  4m 
Stability
-
Tuning steps
3.125 / 5 / 6.25 / 7.5 / 8.33 / 10 / 12.5 / 25 kHz
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   DMR   P25  
Sensitivity
FM (12 dB SINAD unless otherwise noted)
VHF Low: 0.2 µV
VHF Aircraft (AM): 0.4 µV
VHF High 137-174 MHz: 0.3 µV
VHF High 216-300 MHz: 0.4 µV
UHF Low 300-406: 0.8 µV
UHF/UHF-T 406-512 MHz: 0.4 µV
UHF High 764-960 MHz: 0.5 µV
1240 -1300 MHz: 0.5 µV
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
Triple conversion PLL super heterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 380.8 MHz
2nd: 21.4 MHz
3rd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
-
Audio output
8 Ohms Resistor Load at speaker terminal

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
BNC
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
12-16 V DC
Current drain RX
-
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
180 × 45 × 135 mm (7.09 × 1.77 × 5.31 in)
Weight
9.50 kg (21.0 lbs) without antenna
Form factor
Mobile
Manufactured
Between 2016 and 20xx in USA
MPN

Other features

Memories
1000000 channels in 1 bank(s) @ 80 channels/second
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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
• USB Interface 2.0 or earlier
• Improved P25 Functionality (Phase II, X2-TDMA)
• PC Software to customize your settings
• Detachable Remote Control Head w/ Magnet
Mount
• Signal Strength Meter
• 200 Scanlists
Accessories
-

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