Whistler - Desktop/Mobile Digital Radio Scanner

Track bad weather or listen in on police channels with this Whistler digital scanner. Menu-driven programming lets you toggle through sections and learn functions, while the scan list function organizes channels for later return. This Whistler digital scanner can be set to follow weather alerts and accesses NOAA's channel for your family's safety in an emergency.
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What's Included

  • Desktop/Mobile Digital Radio Scanner
  • Antenna
  • AC Adapter
  • PC/IF Cable
  • DC cable with fuse
  • Mounting bracket and hardware
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)


Object oriented user interface

Exclusive to Whistler designs, features common data entry, browsing and control methods are used for every scannable object.

Menu driven programming

Each menu item provides a few lines of help text that provide assistance with programming and using the scanner.

Scan list

Functionality allows you to arrange, group and scan objects according to your preference.

V-Scanner technology

Allows you to save complete radio configurations within the radio, for recall into main memory as needed in the field. Twenty one V-Scanner Folders are provided, each capable of storing over 1,800 objects.

Skywarn storm spotter functionality

Instant access to frequencies used by storm spotter networks.

Multi-System trunking

Scans most common trunked radio system signaling formats, including Motorola, EDACS, LTR and P25 trunked radio networks.

Digital AGC

Instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems.

Subaudible squelch decoder

Provides fast and reliable decoding of subaudible squelch signaling with squelch tail elimination.

Spectrum Sweeper

Quickly sweeps the scanner’s frequency ranges for transmissions from nearby sources.

Bands Received

29–54 MHz (VHF Lo), 108–136.99166 MHz (Aircraft), 137–174 MHz (VHF Hi),216-225 MHz (VHF, Ham), 225-406 MHz (Gov’t, Military), 406–512 MHz (UHF), 700/800/900 (Public servise), 1240-1300 MHz (Ham).

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

86%of customers would recommend this to a friend



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Scanner is great once you get it programmed

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Scanner is great now that I got it programmed. I purchased it because it said pre-programmed and not knowing anything about it I thought it would come ready to use. Not so, and Best Buy was of no help getting it programmed. Geek Squad said NO as soon as I mentioned it. Best Buy could not tell me even where to start to get it done. I really wanted to send it back but had got it as a gift for someone who really wanted it. I finally had to call the company and they finally helped me get it done. Best Buy or their Geek Squad should have recommended this to me, but they didn't. It was like they didn't care I bought it and it was my problem.I would recommend the item, just don't depend of Best Buy helping you with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great police scanner

    • Verified Purchaser

    A little hard to program but after a time was able to do so

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works!

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I paid $50.00 to have it programmed and it works exactly like it is suppose to. My husband loves it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Digital Scanner

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Easy to program once you download the software. I paid $15 for a subscription to find all the frequencies in my zip code. Made programming really easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what I wanted it to do

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Had to pay to get it programmed but that's ok. Was hearing only one side of police/fire calls, now we hear both sides.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very difficult

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Impossible to program and I know computers.Useless.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great radio. Complicated.

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I like this radio very much but I consider it difficult to understand for those not familiar with radio terminology or those with limited computer skills. Fortunately my son who is both an IT person as well as a ham radio operator programmed my radio for me. You will definitely want to program the radio using the website suggested in the owners manual. I think this scanner is really great, but in my opinion the manual should be expanded and further simplified. For some the radio may be intuitive and easy to operate but I do not find it to be. I find the owners manual usable but limited. I would like to see more programming options explained in the manual or made available online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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