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Whistler WS1010 Scanner

› Whistler's only handheld analog scanner


› Perfect for Aviation, Rail, and Race scanning

SKU: WS1010
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Details

Details

The WS1010 by Whistler is an updated version of the popular GRE PSR 100. Whistler acquired GRE in 2013 and the WS1010 is one of the first four GRE police scanners Whistler has released.

The GRE PSR 100 was a popular handheld analog scanner with positive reviews and, with the WS1010 being almost identical, the WS1010 should continue that trend. Less expensive than it's handheld analog scanner rivals, the BC125AT and the BC75XLT by Uniden, the WS1010 is a quality scanner.

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Specifics & Compare

Analog Police Scanner Radio Comparison

Model Number

BC365CRSBC355NWS1025BC75XLTBC125ATWS1010

Manufacturer

UnidenUnidenWhistlerUnidenUnidenWhistler

Scanner Type

Base/MobileBase/MobileBase/MobileHandheldHandheldHandheld
Reception

Monitor Digital Phase 2

NoNoNoNoNoNo

Monitor Digital Phase 1

NoNoNoNoNoNo

Monitor Trunking

NoNoNoNoNoNo

Monitor Analog

YesYesYesYesYesYes

Monitor Weather & NOAA

YesYesYesYesYesYes

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

NoNoNoNoNoNo

ProVoice EDACS

NoNoNoNoNoNo

Frequency Range

25 MHz - 512 MHz25 MHz - 956 MHz29 MHz - 512 MHz25 MHz - 512 MHz25 MHz - 512 MHz29 MHz - 512 MHz

AM/FM Reception

YesNoYesNoNoNo

Number of Channels

500300200300500200
Features

GPS Capable

NoNoNoNoNoNo

Alpha Tag

NoNoNoNoYesNo

NAC Decoding

NoNoNoNoNoNo

Fire Tone-Out

YesYesYesYesYesYes

Location Based Scanning

YesYesYesYesYesYes

Close Call/Stalker

NoNoNoNoYesNo

Record & Playback

NoNoNoNoNoNo

Lit Keypad

YesYesYesYesYesYes

Color Touchscreen

NoNoNoNoNoNo

Headset & External Speaker Compatible

YesYesYesYesYesYes
Programming

PC Programmable

YesYesYesYesYesYes

Mac Programmable

NoNoNoNoNoNo

Easy Programming

NoNoNoNoNoNo

Software Included

Not IncludedNot IncludedNot IncludedNot IncludedNot IncludedNot Included

USA & Canada Database

NoNoNoNoNoNo
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Storage (GB)

Not ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot Applicable

SD Card

NoNoNoNoNoNo

Range (mi.)*

303030303030

Battery Type

Not ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableAAAAAA

Battery Life**

Not ApplicableNot ApplicableNot Applicable6 hours6 hours8 hours
Size (inches)8.9 x 3.5 x 8.79.2 x 2.7 x 8.36.9 x 8.2 x 2.41 x 5 x 34.3 x 2.2 x 7.31.6 x 2.4 x 5.7
Weight (oz.)40482414.51610

Warranty

1 year1 year1 year1 year1 year1 year
Launched201220112014201220122014
Key FeatureAM/FM RadioLow CostAM/FM RadioLow CostAlpha TagHandheld

Included

› Antenna

› AC Adapter

› Owners Manual

FAQ

I need an analog police scanner, why should I buy the WS1010?

The WS1010 is a solid handheld analog scanner.


Will the WS1010 go on sale anytime soon?
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.

 

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 of batteries. The batteries we sell last about 8 hours on a single charge; Energizer/Duracell last about 5 hours.

 

Buyers Say

› Does not come with software or frequencies pre-loaded.

Resources

› Radio Reference is the largest police scanner radio forum with over 850k users. There are several threads about the WS1010 where just about every question imaginable has been asked and answered by WS1010 owners.

› Download WS1010 Software here or here. Software is not included with this scanner & there is not a free version, but you can buy this software, set up favorites lists, configure for your area & see if you're comfortable operating before buying your scanner. If you buy, you'll have everything set up & ready to go.

WS1010 Owner's Manual.

› There are Yahoo Groups for every police scanner radio including the WS1010.

› Radio Reference has a wiki page for each scanner including the WS1010.

› Know of any reviews? Let us know & we'll add the link.

Programming

Programming Includes

› Check & install any firmware updates (OS may have updates since production).

› Sync & update frequencies to ensure accuracy.

› Create favorites lists for as many States & Counties as ordered.

› Set clock & date.

› Program with 3rd party software.

› Use national frequency database for frequencies.

 

Programming Details

With 'One Touch Programming' our technician will program your scanner for your area—all you need to do is simply power your scanner on. Choose as many Counties as you'd like and our scanner technician will create favorites lists for police, fire and EMS in that County using frequencies from a national frequency database. When you choose a County we also program the State that County is in. For example, if you choose Cook County Illinois, we will program Illinois State police, fire & EMS in addition to Cook County police, fire & EMS. If your County is large and you want to listen to a specific City within that County, add this to the notes section. Note programming adds 2 to 3 days to shipping. 

 


 

Programming Overview

Programming is the #1 concern of potential police scanner radio buyers. Each scanners' programming is unique & we added how-to's on each scanner product page showing how to program that particular scanner (see above for this model). We recommend following the decision tree graphic below & watching programming videos to determine whether you should have your scanner professionally programmed. 95% of all scanner sales include programming either at purchase or after, when users get frustrated.

Can I Program On My Own?

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.

 

 

Programming Questions?

Pro Tips

AccessoryWhy BuyPercent of Sales That Include This Accessory
ProgrammingProgramming is the #1 reason scanners are returned.95%
AC Power Adapter (Wall)Included.<10%
DC Power Adapter (Car)Required to charge scanner in vehicle.25%
Cable for AC & DC Adapters1 6' cable included with scanner. If buying DC adapter a cable is required. 2 cable lengths: 10' & 6'.25%
CaseProtect your scanner.20%
HeadsetHeadsets allow you to scan in public; popular with race, rail & aviation fans.<10%
BatteriesAA batteries do not come with this unit.80%
Vehicle Windshield MountListen hands-free in your vehicle.<10%
Base AntennaIncrease what you can listen to at home.<10%
Vehicle AntennaIncrease what you can listen to in your vehicle.<10%
Back of Set AntennaIncrease what you can listen to on the go.<10%
SpeakersBoost sound simply by plugging into your scanner. Popular with loud vehicle drivers.<10%
CoaxFor base antenna installations.<10%
Coax ConnectorsMatch up your scanner to any antenna.<10%
SplitterListen on headphones with a friend.<10%

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Customer Reviews (9)

Great little scannerReview by Kaden
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picks up all the local police/fire stations within 50 miles
(Posted on 8/3/2016)
Love this scannerReview by Ryan
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great product great price does the job (Posted on 9/2/2015)
get digital - good scannerReview by Zack
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This the best item for the price; however I should have bought a digital one rather than an Analog because most, (not all) are going to digital soon.
(Posted on 9/2/2015)
funReview by N'ka
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The scanner is a lot of fun. (Posted on 9/2/2015)
Amazing little scanner works great.Review by no
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Amazing little scanner works great.
(Posted on 9/2/2015)
recommendReview by Hal
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Met all our needs. That a digital scanner could not
(Posted on 9/2/2015)
good buyReview by Avery
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Great for simple analog scanning non for advanced digital systems (Posted on 9/2/2015)
Five StarsReview by Paul
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picks up all the local police/fire stations within 50 miles (Posted on 9/2/2015)
it but a couple of times but has worked good. Wasn't hard to set up but was confusing ...Review by Grady
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Haven't used it but a couple of times but has worked good. Wasn't hard to set up but was confusing at first. Know I am 75 years old and not tech savvy but my grandson who is in college was a little confused as well. I just wanted it for emergency usage and it is good for that.
(Posted on 9/2/2015)

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