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The Whistler WS1088 is a handheld 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.

General characteristics

HAM bands
11m (CB)  6m  2m  1.25m  70cm  33cm  23cm  10m  4m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
3.125 / 5 / 6.25 / 7.5 / 8.33 / 10 / 12.5 / 25 kHz
Memories
1000000 channels in 1 bank(s) @ 80 channels/second

Receiver

RX-range
25-54 / 108-174 / 216-512 / 764-960 / 1240-1300 MHz (excl. cellular)
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
?
Filters
?
Receiver system
Triple conversion PLL super heterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 380.8 MHz
2nd: 21.4 MHz
3rd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
?
Audio output
Built-in 36 mm 8 Ohms dynamic speaker

Connections

Antenna
BNC
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
DC 4.8-6 Volts (4 AA batteries) or 5 V DC USB
Current drain RX
170 mA typical
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
135 × 67 × 28 mm (5.31 × 2.64 × 1.10 in)
Weight
210 gr (7.4 oz) Without antenna and batteries
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 2016 and 20xx in USA

Other features

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
• Signal Strength Meter
• 200 Scanlists
• Weather Radio Functions
• Multi–system Trunking
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
6176
MPN
WHISTLER-WS001088

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