How is the Whistler TRX-1 different than the the other digital handheld scanners?
  • The Whistler TRX-1 & TRX-2 are the only scanners on the market capable of monitoring the NXDN. NXDN is a version of digital.
  • The TRX-1 is the only scanner that comes with a case ($34.99 value) standard. The color inserts are also one of a kind.
  • The TRX-1 has several minor technical upgrades that, while not game changing, cumulatively they make the scanning experience more enjoyable and easier.
What’s the difference between the TRX-1 and the BCD436HP?

View the 'Compare' table below to see technical differences or watch this comparison video. The main differences are:

  • TRX-1 can charge while powered on; BCD436HP must be powered off to charge.
  • Whistler regularly upgrades their scanners for free; Uniden charges $50+ for upgrades.
  • Whistler has knowledgeable staff you can call; Uniden does not offer phone support and has limited email support.
  • BCD436HP came out in 2013; TRX-1 in June 2016. Like all new technology, there have been several upgrades.
  • TRX-1 has a free case, BCD436HP does not.
  • The BCD436HP has been recalled a few times since it launched.
Compare Handheld Digital Police Scanners

Model Number

SDS100 TRX-1 BCD436HP BCD325P2

Manufacturer

Uniden Whistler Uniden Uniden
Reception

Digital

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Analog

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Weather & NOAA

Yes Yes Yes Yes

ProVoice EDACS

With Paid Upgrade Yes With Paid Upgrade With Paid Upgrade

NXDN

With Paid Upgrade Yes With Paid Upgrade No

DMR

With Paid Upgrade Yes With Paid Upgrade With Paid Upgrade

Frequency Range

25 MHz - 1.3 GHz 25 MHz - 1.3 GHz 25 MHz - 1.3 GHz 25 MHz - 1.3 GHz

AM/FM Radio

No No No No

Channels

Virtually Unlimited Virtually Unlimited Virtually Unlimited 25,000
Features

GPS Capable

Yes No Yes Yes

Alpha Tags

Yes Yes Yes Yes

NAC

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Fire Tone-Out

Yes No Yes Yes

Location Based

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Close Call/Stalker

Yes Yes No Yes

Record & Playback

Yes Yes Yes No
Programming

PC Program

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mac Program

No No No No

Software Included

Sentinel EZ Scan Sentinel No

USA & Canada Database

Yes Yes Yes No
More

Storage (GB)

8 GB 4 GB 4 GB Dynamic

SD Card

Yes Yes Yes No

Range (mi.)

50mi. 30mi. 30mi. 30mi.
Battery Type Proprietary AA AA AA

Battery Life

8 hours 8 hours 8 hours 6 hours
Size (inches) 5.75 x 1.5 x 2.5 1.25 x 2.25 x 5.25 2.5 x 6.5 x 1 2 x 6 x 1
Weight (oz.) 12 12 12 12

Warranty

1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
Launched Summer 2018 Summer 2016 Fall 2013 Spring 2015
Key Feature Simulcast NXDN GPS Capable Software not included