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Whistler TRX-1 Police Scanner

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NXDN capable


Case & color inserts included

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Details

Details

The TRX-1 includes a case with two snap-in inserts in gray and green.


Believe it or not, Whistler is doing more than Apple in terms of protection and color options.


Right up until the Uniden SDS100 launched in June, this was our top selling scanner of 2016, 2017, and 2018.


Customer feedback on the TRX-1 has been overwhelmingly positive.


All of our internal staff sampled this scanner when it launched in 2016...
so that's why our stock count has been off by 5 for nearly three years now(?)

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Battery & Powering Scanner

The TRX-1 is not powerful enough to charge batteries.

The solution is an external 4 bay AA battery charger, which you can add on this page.

We STRONGLY recommend all buyers add this. Some buy 2 sets of batteries so they always having a fresh set.

Specifics & Compare

Handheld Digital Phase 2 Police Scanner Comparison

Model Number

TRX-1SDS100BCD436HPBCD325P2

Manufacturer

WhistlerUnidenUnidenUniden

Scanner Type

HandheldHandheldHandheldHandheld
Reception

Monitor Digital Phase 2

YesYesYesYes

Monitor Digital Phase 1

YesYesYesYes

Monitor Trunking

YesYesYesYes

Monitor Analog

YesYesYesYes

Monitor Weather & NOAA

YesYesYesYes

Monitor P25, TDMA, APCO-25, EDACS, LTR, Analog Motorola, Digital Motorola

YesYesYesYes

ProVoice EDACS

YesWith Paid UpgradeWith Paid UpgradeWith Paid Upgrade

NXDN

YesWith Paid UpgradeWith Paid UpgradeNo

DMR

YesWith Paid UpgradeWith Paid UpgradeWith Paid Upgrade

Frequency Range

25 MHz - 1.3 GHz25 MHz - 1.3 GHz25 MHz - 1.3 GHz25 MHz - 1.3 GHz

AM/FM Reception

NoNoNoNo

Number of Channels

Virtually UnlimitedVirtually UnlimitedVirtually Unlimited25,000
Features

GPS Capable

NoYesYesYes

Alpha Tag

YesYesYesYes

NAC Decoding

YesYesYesYes

Fire Tone-Out

NoYesYesYes

Location Based Scanning

YesYesYesYes

Close Call/Stalker

YesYesNoYes

Record & Playback

YesYesYesNo

Lit Keypad

YesYesYesYes

Headset & External Speaker Compatible

YesYesYesYes
Programming

PC Programmable

YesYesYesYes

Mac Programmable

NoNoNoNo

Easy Programming

YesYesYesNo

Software Included

EZ ScanSentinelSentinelNone

USA & Canada Database

YesYesYesNo
More

Storage (GB)

2 GB8 GB4 GBDynamic

SD Card

YesYesYesNo

Range (mi.)*

30503030

Battery Type

AALi-IonAAAA

Battery Life**

8 hours8 hours8 hours6 hours
Size (inches)1.25 x 2.25 x 5.25N/A2.5 x 6.5 x 12 x 6 x 1
Weight (oz.)12N/A1212

Warranty

1 year1 year1 year1 year
LaunchedSummer 2016Summer 2018Fall 2013Spring 2015
Key FeatureNXDNSimulcast CapableGPS CapableSoftware not included

Included

4 GB SD Card
› Antenna (Rubber Duck)
miniUSB to USB Cable
› Belt Loop
› Case with green and gray inserts
Guide
EZ Scan Software
› 4 AA Batteries NOT Included
AC Adapter NOT Included

FAQ

How is the Whistler TRX-1 different than the the other phase 2 handheld scanners?

› The TRX 1 & 2 are the only scanners on the market capable of monitoring the NXDN. NXDN is a version of digital phase 2.
› 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.

 

I need a phase 2 digital scanner, why should I buy the TRX-1?

The TRX-1 was the best scanner on the market (2016- June 2018) and comes with upgrades over older scanners. NXDN is also a long sought after format to monitor and the TRX is the only scanner capable of monitoring this out of the box. The case and colored inserts are nice free add ons to protect your scanner. The overall user experience is great and Whistler continues to roll out new, free updates to their new flagship scanner. As this is our top seller (and the one all our employees own) we make more guides, tutorials and how-to's on this scanner over any other.

 

When will the TRX-1 go on sale?

We don't know. Whistler does not disclose when they will be dropping prices and even when prices do drop, it is usually only $5 -$10. You can sign up for our emails & we'll keep you posted. Also, we have a best price guarantee.

 

What’s the difference between the TRX-1 and the BCD436HP?
Go to 'Specifics & Compare' tab to see technical differences or watch this comparison video. The main differences are:

› TRX 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 limited email support.
› BCD436HP came out in 2013; TRX in June 2016. Like all new technology there have been several upgrades.
› TRX has a free case, BCD436HP does not.
› The BCD436HP has been recalled a few times since it launched.

 

Additional Memory?

You can add a larger memory (SD card) to increase favorites lists and recording space. Recording time by SD card size:

› 4 GB = 12 hours
› 8 GB = 24 hours
› 16 GB = 50 hours
› 32 GB = 100 hours
› 64 GB = 200 hours

 

How do I remove the case?
It's REALLY on there but it comes off. Remove the color insert before removing the case. this video shows you how to remove .

 

Can I charge the batteries from the scanner when it is on?

Yes, HOWEVER, this takes a very long time and the batteries will not fully charge. We recommend an external battery charger and 2 sets of rechargeable AA batteries; all of which can be added on this page. This way you can always have a fresh set up batteries. The batteries we sell last about 8 hours on single charge; Energizer/Duracell last about 5 hours.

 

External battery charger?

The TRX-1 is not powerful enough to charge the batteries we sell (or any battery) to full power. The solution is an external 4 bay AA battery charger which you can add on this page. We strongly recommend all buyers add this and the only reason we do not make mandatory is some already have.

 

My screen is scratched.

The faceplate is not done with a fine finish and may appear to be scratched but this is how Whistler scanners look. We do not sell used units and we cannot replace your unit due to the finish on the screen.

 

My Battery Life Display is Not Accurate.

The battery display on the TRX-1 does not function properly. Sometimes this works and sometimes it does not - the issue comes and goes with software updates from Whistler. This is an issue with the TRX-1 and we have this here to make buyers aware of this issue before they purchase and to state that we will not replace your unit due to this issue. If you are experiencing this issue we recommend making software update, if this does not fix issue, wait till next software update (usually monthly) and make update again.

Buyers Say

› Does not have WiFi or Bluetooth capabilities.
› Does not come with batteries (add above).
› AC adapter is not included (add above).
› Not GPS capable.
› Make sure AA batteries are fully recharged prior to putting into scanner.
› TRX cannot fully charge batteries. We recommend 2 sets of batteries and external battery charger.
› The faceplate is not done with a fine finish and may appear to be scratched but this is how all Whistler scanners look.

Resources

Download TRX-1 EZ Scan Software. Download the software that drives this scanner for free. Set up favorite lists, configure for your area & see if you're comfortable operating before you buy. If you buy, you'll have everything set up & ready to go.

TRX-1 Owner's Manual.

› Radio Reference is the largest police scanner radio forum with over 850k users. There are several threads about the TRX-1 where just about every question imaginable has been asked and answered by TRX-1 owners.

YouTube playlist for the TRX-1.

› This Facebook group of TRX owners is private but they are very good about accepting new members, usually within minutes. Good place to chat with folks that actually own the TRX.

Mark's Scanners compares digital scanners.

Programming

4 Part Whistler Programming Video Series

#1 How to download and install EZ Scan Software

#2 How to connect scanner to PC

#3 EZ Scan software overview

#4 How to program your area



Police Scanner Programming FAQ



What is 'One Touch Start Up'?

Adding this with programming allows our technicians to make hardware, software & frequency updates prior to shipping your scanner. You can buy only the programming which will give you everything needed to listen in your area but 'one touch start up' ensures a smooth experience right from the start with zero technical know-how. 'One touch start up' is popular with gifts as this allows the scanner to simply 'work' by powering on.

 

How long does this take?

Programming adds 1-2 additional business days to delivery.

 

What if this does not work?

We have a 100% money back guarantee if you’re not happy with your programming.

 

How are you so much cheaper than other scanner programming places?

We’re awesome.

 

Can you program X, Y, Z?

We can program anything that is in Radio Reference. If you have frequencies that are not in Radio Reference, as long as you can put them in a CSV file, we can program them.

 

What if I need help?

We’re always here to help.

 

Can I programming this scanner myself?

We created a programming decision tree as well as programming videos (above) to help you decided on whether you should include professional programming with your scanner but we HIGHLY recommend adding programming.

 

Can't I just punch in my zip code for programming?

When you type in your zip code, it scans EVERYTHING in your area, which is kinda like getting the phone book thrown at you. This is why over 95% of orders include programming & why we highly recommend. Our professional programming filters the junk out so you don't have to listen to things such as the dog catcher, repo guy, power company & such.

 

How long does programming take?

It takes our scanner tech over an hour to program each scanner & this is ALL he does. For new & moderate scanner users we estimate 3-12 hours of programming. Setup time varies wildly based on scanner, area as well as scanner & general tech familiarity.

 

Why should I buy programming?

Programming is the #1 reason police scanners are returned. While scanner programming is much easier than the days of crystal scanners, there is a learning curve like any other electronics purchase. While some scanner enthusiasts are highly technical and want to learn the ins and outs of programming, others want their scanner to just ‘work’ right out of the box. 95% of all scanner sales include programming, so unless you’re familiar with scanners, scanner terminology, own a PC (Mac’s do not work), and want to learn the nuances of programming, we highly recommend having your scanner professionally programmed. Scanner technology is fairly user friendly, but scanners are not smartphones or iPads. If you're spending hundreds on a scanner; we recommend springing a few extra bucks so it works right out of the box.

 

Can't you teach me programming with your lifetime technical support?

No. Lifetime technical support is not unlimited technical support. We are always here to help, love to do so. We made how to videos and can help point you in the right direction, but we will not teach programming.

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Customer Reviews (81)

ExcellentReview by James
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Excellent help and information to help me decide and learn more about the product. (Posted on 3/3/2018)
Great advice and Technical supportReview by Steven LaRue
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Great advice and Technical support they were able to answer all my questions for me to decide on which scanner was right for me also with a lifetime tech-support (Posted on 3/1/2018)
Beautiful radio.Review by Jim B.
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Beautiful radio. I am still learning buttons. (Posted on 3/1/2018)
I want everyone to know that ZipscannersReview by Tim Hopson
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I want everyone to know that Zipscanners wanted my business and got it by providing the best price, great customer service, and letting me know they appreciated my buying from them. Thanks so much, Tim. (Posted on 3/1/2018)
ordered a whisterl trx-1 scannerReview by Dave
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ordered a whisterl trx-1 scanner and had the guys program my local counties for police,fire,ems
shipping was super fast
programming is perfect , they only added the things i wanted
best products,best customer service,super fast shipping
highly recommend ZIP Scanners (Posted on 3/1/2018)
BEST CHOICE IVE EVER MADE IN A SCANNER SELECTIONReview by Leroy Dutton
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This is a new review since my first wasnt great due to me complaining about the companys backed up holiday orders & their supplier not being able to meet the demands of this co during the christmas holidays. I have not figured out how to program it yet VIA my PC and the software but what i did figure out is that if my database is updated on the SD card i can scroll into whats on the chip, pick the state/category/agency that i want to listen to and click the boxes of the talk groups on the system that i wanna hear, import that into the specified scanlist i want it in and the scanner will program itsself basically and the only reason i use the PC is to update the RR database on a monthly/Bi-Monthly basis and update the firmware on the scanner. It didnt come with the specific county programmed that i wanted but using the method i just explained it was entered into the assigned scanlist within 10-15secs so now that i know this im 115% happy with my TRX-1 scanner & HIGHLY recommend this scanner to anyone wishing to buy one. Heres a link to a video i made using my Radioddity GD-77 MotoTRBO/DMR radio & the Whistler TRX-1 scanner.---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEfQjEI_1vo (Posted on 2/3/2018)
Slowly figuring my trx1 Review by Lynn
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Slowly figuring my trx1 out but what I have figured out is I really like it. Also when I ask a question online I always get a response,which means a lot in this busy world. (Posted on 1/16/2018)
So far its a working very wellReview by Ed Beutler
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So far its a working very well (Posted on 1/16/2018)
..Review by Mike
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as expected - work good (Posted on 1/2/2018)
Great customer serviceReview by Tony
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Thanks for the great customer service. Jessie was very patient working on my needs. (Posted on 12/15/2017)
Great serviceReview by Ron
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Great service, friendly staff (Posted on 12/7/2017)
Purchased the TRX-1 ScannerReview by DON G.
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I am first time user and got the monthly deal. Scanner arrived in 3 days. Zip Scanners programmed 1 county and has everything I need to listen to. Is fairly easy to program as I made duplicate SD card and saved original as backup if anything gets erased. Love the one touch startup and was listening to police calls right out of the box. The Manuel is a little hard to decipher, but I am slowly figuring things out. The speaker is one of the best I have ever heard. Thanks to Luke and Jesse for helping me make up my mine as there are many scanners out there. They were very professional and knowledgeable. TKS Zip Scanners. (Posted on 11/29/2017)
Zip scanners did exactly what they said …Review by jason garces
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Zip scanners did exactly what they said they were going to do and got it in time thnks zip scanners for the scanner u all recommended working well (Posted on 11/15/2017)
Received scanner in 3 daysReview by Robert Eber
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Received scanner in 3 days. It was as advertised. (Posted on 11/15/2017)
Prompt deliveryReview by Wilfredo Rodriguez
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Prompt delivery, very informative website. Lowest price on TRX-1 I found. I would recommending zip scanners with no problem. (Posted on 11/15/2017)
TRX 1Review by Douglas
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fast shipping good prices and good service (Posted on 11/6/2017)
I love the TRX-1Review by Rebecca White
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I love the TRX-1. And the guys at zip scanner have been very helpful (Posted on 11/6/2017)
Great radio! Scratchy screen displayReview by Jim Pearson
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Bought the TRX-1. No fault of Zip Scanners but they should advise Whistler to make better quality screen display as it scratches very easy. (Posted on 11/6/2017)
Good scannerReview by Barry
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Good scanner. Paid to have two jurisdictions pre-programmed into the scanner. One works great and the other doesn't work at all.
(Posted on 11/6/2017)
New Whistler trx-1Review by Tom
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I am new to the new scanners of today. I bought my scanner from Zip Scanners and am very happy with it. I can here way more than I did with the old scanners of the past.Zip Scanners got my new scanner programed and sent out to me in a timely manner. Thanks Zip Scanners.
(Posted on 11/3/2017)

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