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Whistler WS1040 Handheld Digital Scanner Radio

Whistler WS1040 Handheld Digital Scanner Radio


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 The WS1040 stores up to 1,800 frequencies and lets you search for nearby  frequency transmissions and automatically jump to a found transmission.  Plus, it lets you hear storm reports and more before they are broadcast  on TV or radio.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Only for use with Windows Operating System 


  • Unit Dimensions 5.71 in. H x 2.56 in. W x 1.65 in. L
  • Unit Weight .53 lbs.


  • Digital Hand-held Scanner
  • PC/IF Cable, AC Adapter
  • Flex Antenna
  • Black Battery Shell
  • Yellow Rechargeable Battery Shell
  • User Guide
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Alert LED - Programmable multi-color LED can be  configured to illuminate or flash when certain objects are active. Eight  user-defined colors can be specified from thousands of possible  combinations.
  • Audible Alarms - Programmable audible alarms can be  configured to sound when certain Scannable Objects are active. Can be  used in conjunction with, or separately from, the Alert LED described  above.
  • Automatic Adaptive Digital Tracking - When monitoring  P25 digital systems, instantly adapts the digital decoder to the digital  modulation format of the transmitted signal, then analyzes the signal  over 50 times each second and adapts to any subtle changes caused by  multipath or fading. No cumbersome manual adjustments are required.
  • Backlit Liquid Crystal Display - Easy to read and program data even in low light situations.
  • Data Cloning - Allows the transfer of the programmed data to another WS1040 scanner.
  • Digital AGC - Instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems.
  • Flexible Antenna with BNC Connector - Provides the  reception of strong local signals. Also, connect an external antenna for  improved reception of distant or weak signals.
  • Free-Form Memory Organization - Allocation of memory  dynamically and efficiently as it is needed. This differs from low cost  and older scanners that had memory organized in rigid and wasteful  memory banks.
  • High-Speed PC Interface - Use a USB Scanner programming  cable for full-duplex mode at 6 times the speed of previous scanner  models for PC transfer and 8 times the speed of previous models for  radio to radio cloning. High-speed special USB to scanner programming  cable included. Clones with another WS1040 handheld or with another  WS1065 desktop/mobile scanner.
  • Key Lock - Lock the scanner’s keys to help prevent accidentally changing the scanner’s programming.
  • Lock-out Function - Skip over specified channels or frequencies when scanning or searching.
  • LTR Home Repeater AutoMove - Takes the guesswork out of  programming LTR trunking systems when the home repeater order is not  known. Enter the LTR system frequencies in any order, and the WS-1040  will automatically move the frequencies to the proper home repeater  slots as transmissions are received on the system.
  • Memory Backup - Frequencies remain stored in memory for an extended time even without batteries.
  • Menu Driven Programming with Context Sensitive Help - Each menu item provides a few lines of help text that provide assistance with programming and using the scanner.
  • Multi-System Trunking - Scans the most common trunked  radio system signaling formats, including Motorola, EDACS, LTR, and P25  trunked radio networks. Both talkgroup and individual call monitoring  are supported.
  • Object-Oriented User Interface - Exclusive to Whistler,  features common data entry, browsing, and control methods are used for  every scannable object. All are programmed and stored in the same way.
  • P25 NAC Functionality - P25 Network Access Code (NAC)  is used to provide selective squelch operation on conventional digital  channels. Your WS1040 will detect the NAC that is being used on a P25  conventional digital channel, and allow you to program NAC codes to  block transmissions that do not have a matching NAC, including analog  traffic on the same frequency.
  • PC programmable - allows users to backup data, update  database and program scanner directly from a PC. (BuTel ARC500,  PSREdit500 or Win500 software required)
  • Priority Channel - set the scanner to check one channel every two seconds while scanning.
  • Real-time Signal Strength Indicator - Shows relative strength of received signals.
  • SAME and All Hazards Weather Alerting - Displays the weather event and sounds an alert for a specific county or counties of your choice.
  • Scan Delay - Delays scanning for two seconds before moving to another channel in order to hear replies.
  • Scan List - Functionality allows you to arrange, group and scan objects according to your preference.
  • Skywarn Storm Spotter Functionality - Provides instant  access to frequencies used by storm spotter networks. Monitor storm  conditions as they occur, and become aware of dangerous conditions  before the media or emergency management officials are able to announce  them to the general public.
  • Spectrum Sweeper - Quickly sweeps the scanner’s  frequency ranges for transmissions from nearby sources. Lockout found  frequencies and continue searching in the same band.
  • Subaudible Squelch Decoder - CTCSS and DCS subaudible  squelch coding is processed by the same powerful DSP chip that is used  for P25 digital decoding. It provides fast and reliable decoding of  subaudible squelch signaling with squelch tail elimination.
  • Three Power Options - Power the scanner using batteries  (rechargeable or non-rechargeable), external AC power (using supplied  AC adapter), or DC power (using a DC adapter, not supplied).
  • Tune - Find new and unlisted frequencies starting from a specified frequency.
  • 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. The total memory capacity of the  main memory combined with V-Scanners is over 37,800 objects.