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Whistler WS1065 Scanner Radio

Only base & mobile digital phase 1 scanner

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The WS1065 is Whistler's only base/mobile phase 1 digital police scanner radio. The WS1065 is an updated version of the very popular GRE PSR600, which was rebranded when Whistler acquired GRE in 2013.

While the WS1065 is a popular digital phase 1 scanner it cannot pick up digital phase 2. We highly recommend buying a digital phase 2 scanner as all communication is migrating to this format and the WS1065 will be rendered, essentially, useless when this happens in your area if it has not already.

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Videos


Visit our WS1065 Playlist on YouTube to view more WS1065 videos including:

WS1065 Overview
Programming the WS1065

Check out these unfiltered videos to hear direclty from WS1065 owners or check out more police scanner radio videos on the Zip Scanners' YouTube Channel.

Specifics & Compare

Digital Phase 1 / Trunked Police Scanner Radio Comparison

Model Number

BCT15XWS1065WS1040

Manufacturer

UnidenWhistlerWhistler

Scanner Type

Base/MobileBase/MobileHandheld
Reception

Monitor Digital Phase 2

NoNoNo

Monitor Digital Phase 1

NoYesYes

Monitor Trunking

YesYesYes

Monitor Analog

YesYesYes

Monitor Weather & NOAA

YesYesYes

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

NoNoNo

ProVoice EDACS

NoNoNo

Frequency Range

25 MHz - 1.3 GHz29 MHz - 1.3 GHz29 MHz - 1.3 GHz

AM/FM Reception

NoNoNo

Number of Channels

9,0001,8001,800
Features

GPS Capable

YesNoNo

Alpha Tag

YesYesYes

NAC Decoding

NoYesYes

Fire Tone-Out

YesNoNo

Location Based Scanning

YesYesYes

Close Call/Stalker

NoNoNo

Record & Playback

NoYesYes

Lit Keypad

YesYesYes

Color Touchscreen

NoNoNo

Headset & External Speaker Compatible

YesYesYes
Programming

PC Programmable

YesYesYes

Mac Programmable

NoNoNo

Easy Programming

NoNoNo

Software Included

Not IncludedNot IncludedNot Included

USA & Canada Database

YesNoNo
More

Storage (GB)

Not ApplicableDynamic memoryDynamic memory

SD Card

NoNoNo

Range (mi.)*

303030

Battery Type

Not ApplicableNot ApplicableAA

Battery Life**

Not ApplicableNot Applicable8 hours
Size (inches)10.4 x 3.4 x 8.25.3 x 7.3 x 2.21.6 x 2.6 x 5.7
Weight (oz.)4541.625

Warranty

1 year1 year1 year
Launched200920132013
Key FeatureOnly trunking scannerBase/MobileHandheld

Included

› Antenna

› PC/IF Cable

› AC Adapter

› DC Cable (with fuse)

› 2 Screws

› Mounting Bracket

› DIN Sleeve

› Keys (2)

› Rubber Washers (2)

› Lock Washers (2)

› Rubber Feet (5)

› Knobs (2)

› Quick Start Guide

FAQ

I need a phase 1 digital scanner, why should I buy the WS1065?

The WS1065 is the only Whistler phase 1 base/mobile digital scanner so if you're not a fan of Uniden (the other scanner manufacturer) then this is the scanner for you.


Will the WS1065 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 to $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 WS1065 and the old GRE PSR 600 ?
Not much. Whistler bought GRE in 2013 and relaunched all the existing GRE scanners under new model numbers. So the PSR 600 became the WS1040.

Buyers Say

› WS1065 is not GPS capable.

› The WS1065 is basically the old GRE 600, so when looking for videos and reviews, this will help in your search.

Resources

› Mark's Scanners is an excellent website which has a very detailed digital owner's guides for all police scanner radios including the WS1065. We highly recommend this page to all WS1065 owners (and potential owners) as it loaded with how-to's, screenshots, and more.

› Download WS1065 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 favorite 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.

WS1065 Owner's Manual. This is the official WS1065 owner's manual but we highly recommend Mark's Scanners WS1065 guide over this.

› Radio Reference is the largest police scanner radio forum with over 850k users. There are several threads about the WS1065 where just about every question imaginable has been asked and answered by WS1065 owners.

› There are Yahoo Groups for every police scanner radio including the WS1065.

› eHam is a great source for unfiltered user reviews of the WS1065. While not as in-depth as professional reviews, you can get a good general idea of what users think about the WS1065.

› Our WS1065 YouTube playlist contains several reviews of the WS1065 from users.

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?

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Customer Reviews (8)

Great scanner.Review by Gary
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Works great on p-25 system. (Posted on 1/10/2017)
WS1065Review by Rubin
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Had it for a few days now works nice, good audio and very sensitive front end. Downloaded my local stations from Radio Reference using ARC500 basic no issues with receiving P-25 stations. A good value for the price. (Posted on 8/3/2016)
Read manual Review by Tim
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people read the manual. this scanner is not at all difficult to program. a lot easier than the unidens to program.
i really like mine. (Posted on 9/1/2015)
Good giftReview by Cam
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Got this for my Dad with programming and it worked right out of the box. Saw reviews about difficulty programmings is I just had zip do it and everything was great. (Posted on 9/1/2015)
EasyReview by Aaron
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quick delivery, just as described. takes a bit to figure out the programming but once you do one or two channels the rest is easy.
(Posted on 9/1/2015)
Very Nice Scanner RadioReview by Drew
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This is an excellent scanner radio. Good sensitivity on all bands. I am able to hear the local digital trunking system with the back of set antenna it came with very well. I have not noticed any intermod problems. Very satisfied with this radio.
(Posted on 9/1/2015)
Awesome!Review by none
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This radio is awesome ..... Best on the market without a doubt!!!!! (Posted on 9/1/2015)
A little work programming it, could pay a site ...Review by Tom
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A little work programming it, could pay a site for help or get an electronics savvy person. I opted for the savvy. The price scared me but was worth it.
(Posted on 9/1/2015)

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