Top Best 14 police scanner radio in December 2021

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Whistler - TRX-2 Digital Scanner Radio - Mobile/Desktop - Black

The Whistler TRX-2 Digital Scanner is a powerful desktop/mobile police and radio scanner with helpful features that make scanning fast and simple. Canadian and US databases are stored internally on the MicroSD card, providing access to comprehensive radio data without the need for Internet access. The TRX-2 is designed to bundle and map stored objects, giving you complete control when grouping objects and selecting groups for scanning. Its internal storage system saves up to 200 scanner configurations that are easily recalled in the field on the radio's keypad. This simplified keypad and display features familiar scan, pause, skip and navigation controls. The mobile scanner features programmable alarms that alert when certain objects are nearby based on user programming, and the tri-color LED displays thousands of custom combinations to indicate specific types of activity or activity on particular channels. The digital radio scanner records received objects and audio and is capable of playing back recorded content along with time and date stamps with its powerful built-in playback system. The system allows you to transfer data to PC for playback and archiving. A convenient alarm feature lets you program the scanner to turn on and begin recording at a pre-set time of day. The TRX-2 has predefined search ranges, so it's easy to find activity in your area and it sweeps and automatically tunes to nearby transmission source frequencies. It also has access to storm spotter network frequencies, so you're able to monitor up-to-the-minute storm information even before it's announced on the news. This desktop scanner has a built-in discriminator output that provides raw discriminator signal to third party decoding software without risky modifications, and it automatically detects and masks encrypted voice audio. The unit is sleek, slim and compact, and it has a textured finish for durability and easy one-handed operation.

6 Features
  • LCD Display: Easy to read even in low light situations
  • Frequency Bands: Supports UHF, VHF frequency bands
  • Audible Alarm: Allows you to set a sound when certain scannable objects are active.
  • Weather Band: Dedicated weather band to receive weather or emergency alerts
  • Other Features: Other features includes Indicator Light, Audio Recorder, Clock, Signal Strength Meter, Calendar, Spectrum Sweeper, Headphone Jack and Belt Clip
  • Powered by: Operates on AC Adapter power source
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Brett, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Scanner, Did My Homework.

    I purchased this maybe 6 months ago and this is the best investment I have made. I did a years worth of research before I bought it, having compared it to Uniden scanners of similar price range, etc.

    The TRX-2 is the only scanner that comes already equipped with the availability to scan all the different digital modes like DMR, NXDN, etc. While other brands charge you extra, the tune of $75 for each digital mode.

    While I kept reading the TRX-2 was not entirely favorable for reception of Simulcast systems, mine works just find picking up Simulcast in the state of Delaware. I did buy an aftermarket Diamond telescopic antenna although I can't promise it works any better than the factory provided one. It's just a habit I have since I operate ham radio as well.

    There is a learning curve to using this scanner, and it may take you a while and some frustration to get the full hang of it, particularly the EZ-Scan software which can prove to be anything but at first... but if you take breaks and keep coming back to it while watching Youtube videos you'll see how it actually works and it is very powerful and customizable.

    The object-oriented system it uses to enter and organize frequencies was weird to me at first, but once you understand the principle it actually makes it so much easier to manage and tweak all your personal preferences.

    The original operators manual is lacking, not going to lie. But there is a gentleman who made a website called "Easier to Read Whistler WS1095/1098 Base/Mobile Scanner and Software Manual" please Google this and use that manual, it will save you a lot of frustration and trouble. Very thorough and easy to understand and teaches you about every single feature in the scanner.

    You can mount this unit in your vehicle or use it at home on a desk. It comes with all the cabling and wiring for both. Includes data transfer USB cable for programming, all kinds of stuff and a fancy bag. Removable face plate with included CAT-6 cable to connect base to face plate in case you use it in your vehicle.

    You will love this scanner, all of it's features, and ability to scan services like F/GM/MURS/CB and Public Services, Amateur Radio, and a bunch of others I can't think of right now.

    You can program in frequencies for your area, and save it - then you can program in an entirely different state and county like if you're going on vacation and save it under a different profile, so when you get to your new destination you can just load the other scanning profile and boom - you're ready to go no matter where you are.

    You can do everything right from the scanner also that you can do in EZ-Scan, although it's more tedious, but you don't have to have a computer to update your location with all the frequencies in your area. It downloads the Radio Reference Database directly to the SD card so you can do everything offline, too.

    There is one more great source aside from Radio Reference Database which is included with this scanner, it is called "Digital Frequency Search" please Google this, and you will be able to add some DMR, NXDN, and P25 systems not shown on Radio Reference. It lets you simply copy and paste these frequencies into EZ-Scan and save them to your scanner. Not very hard at all and you get extra bonus systems/frequencies not listed on Radio Reference.

    I did a lot of research to make sure I was getting the best scanner possible for the best price, and I can confidently say this TRX-2 (and I vouch the same for the TRX-1 also, the handheld version) is the best scanner with features for the price.

    Please don't be fooled by people complaining this scanner is several years old and still hasn't come down in price. The reason, in my opinion, is because there isn't anything better still in the market today unless you spend over a thousand dollars. It is worth it's price as it is, maybe wait for a sale to make it really worth it. You won't be disappointed, I wasn't.

    Aug 01, 2021 01:06
  • Review by Yugioh23, 10 out of 10
    The greatest CB scanner ever!!

    The greatest feature is the scanning of the channels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Feb 18, 2021 15:07
  • 10score
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    Cobra - Smart 40-Channel CB Radio

    Integrate smartphone functions for enhanced vehicular communication with this Cobra smart CB radio. It lets you access and share real-time traffic reports and police alerts via the Cobra iRadar app, and its audible caller ID provides convenient call management. This Cobra smart CB radio has a Rewind-Say-Again recording function for convenient replay of the last 10 seconds of signal received.

    5 Features
  • 40 channels: Help you keep in touch on the go.
  • CB 10-Codes: Provide quick and easy communication, especially in noisy areas.
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology: Allows drivers a better way to have phone conversations on the road because calls to your mobile phone are synched with the CB radio.
  • Adjustable Dynamike Boost: Dynamically boosts microphone for increased voice clarity.
  • Antenna warning indicator: Illuminates when antenna needs checking.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by RefSpeakers, 10 out of 10
    Great CB!

    Outstanding CB radio. The weather channel automatically told me severe weather was coming even with it off/ You can change the front panel colors and the mic feels great in your hand.

    Jun 27, 2021 05:34
  • Review by Royal, 10 out of 10
    Good purchase

    Great product for the price. Forgot to buy an antenna though!

    Apr 11, 2021 19:48
  • 3
    Midland - MicroMobile® 50-Mile, 15-Channel 2-Way Radio

    Radio to workers or friends in rural or remote locations with this Midland two-way radio bundle. A 6dB gain antenna increases range for improved connectivity, while 15 high-power GMRS channels make it easy to find a frequency that works for you. An included mounting screw lets you attach this system to a vehicle dashboard for convenient access while driving. With a backlit display and digital audio control, this Midland two-way radio bundle offers effortless operation.

    10 Features
  • Up to a 65-mile range: So you and your driving, hunting or hiking partner can keep in touch (the range depends on terrain and conditions).
  • 15 channels: Include 15 GMRS, plus 10 NOAA channels for weather and emergency information.
  • 142 CTCSS/DSC privacy codes: Scramble your voice so others on your channel won't be able to understand your conversation.
  • Channel scan: Automatically checks channels for activity.
  • Silent operation: Turns off all tones for quiet operation.
  • Keypad lock: Prevents accidental use.
  • 40 watts of broadcasting power: For powerful and reliable broadcasting.
  • Eight repeater channels: Increase the communication range .
  • LCD backlit display: Can be seen in low-light conditions.
  • Rich set in the box: This bundle features MXTA6 antenna mounting bracket, MXTA8 6M antenna cord and MXTA11 6db gain antenna.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TXAGS, 10 out of 10
    Awesome little radio

    Works great! Make sure to use a good antenna and you'll get some nice distance!!

    Oct 13, 2020 08:16
  • Review by NoCBsHere, 10 out of 10
    This is the best mobile rig ever!

    The write-up is in error to say that it is a 50-mile. This is a 65 mile, 40 watt. It is far superior to other models. You need a license for this, as well as follow the rules.

    Sep 30, 2019 09:56
  • Uniden - Bearcat 880 40-Channel CB Radio - Black

    Communicate clearly with this Uniden BEARCAT 880 CB radio, which features a speaker/microphone jack that enables quick and easy connection of the included microphone. Seven weather-alert channels provide current information on local conditions.

    4 Features
  • Up to a 6-mile range: So you can access a wide variety of channels.
  • 40 AM channels: Include 7 weather-alert channels to help you stay apprised of weather conditions.
  • LCD with on-screen display: Offers clear visuals.
  • Speaker/microphone jack: Makes it easy to connect the included microphone.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by NoahE, 10 out of 10
    Great CB

    Great cb! Purchased for use in my International 4700, with 2 2ft antennas. Range, and clarity are good. Screen on it is also nice, also has weather bands. For the cost, it's a great functioning cb, and also looks great in the truck.

    Nov 17, 2020 10:28
  • Review by Patowbud, 10 out of 10
    Uniden does it again!

    Great CB radio, many functions but still compact. Crisp clear display.

    May 29, 2016 07:12
  • Review by Azritter, 10 out of 10
    Cb radio

    Easy to set up and works great. Wish was a little brighter on the display but happy with it.

    Nov 21, 2020 10:44
  • Review by Whatsup, 10 out of 10
    Good CB

    A gift for my son who is a truck driver. He said it was the best so I hope it is and helps him on the road.

    Dec 29, 2017 19:09
  • Review by JLFCMF, 10 out of 10
    Great radio

    Works great has a great distance. Great lights I would purchase again

    Nov 11, 2016 18:53
  • Review by Eddie, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Very good product and very easy to install and use

    Dec 21, 2018 16:37
  • Review by Cepacapa, 10 out of 10
    looks great and works well

    this is a great CB unit, the only thing I would change if possible is the size, it's a fairly large unit so plan space accordingly

    Feb 27, 2017 12:25
  • Review by meyerluvr, 8 out of 10
    Husband loves it

    Easy to use, my husband loves it. Voices come in crystal clear

    Mar 15, 2019 21:19
  • 9.6score
    Mopar - Complete CB Radio and Antenna Kit for Jeep Wrangler - Black

    Connect with other off-roaders via this Complete CB Radio & Antenna Kit for Wrangler JK. It's made of rugged alloy aluminum that holds up to wilderness driving, and the exterior components are designed to fit behind the spare tire for added protection. This kit is officially licensed by Mopar and comes with everything you need for a working installation.

    7 Features
  • 40 channels: Including 10 NOAA channels for weather and emergency information.
  • Push-to-talk function: For easy operation.
  • Keypad lock: Prevents accidental use.
  • Backlit LCD: Can be seen in low-light conditions.
  • External antenna: Specifically designed for the Jeep Wrangler JK. The antenna is pretuned to make for an easy "plug and play" installation.
  • Grab Bar CB Radio Mount Mount: Made from High Quality Steel. Fits Jeep Wrangler JK Models 2011 to Present.
  • Jeep CB Speaker: It is a 6 watt compact external speaker with an embossed Jeep Wrangler on the grille, which is perfect for CB radios and various other auto and home applications. It includes a 6' cord with a 3.5mm plug and swiveled mounting bracket.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by wxdude, 10 out of 10
    All You Need CB Kit

    Great all in one kit. I was concerned about a "pre-tuned" antenna but it really was. I didn't connect to an SWR meter but range is great and sound is clear. The cable provided was the right length for my JKU Wrangler.

    Oct 05, 2017 14:22
  • Review by rkvworld, 10 out of 10
    No problems, Easy install

    No problems. Everything I needed was there. Easy install and simple to use.

    May 22, 2021 06:05
  • Review by Rubicon15, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Item is well made and easy to install. The instructions were easy to follow, and all parts were there.

    Nov 01, 2019 20:11
  • Review by Baldat40, 8 out of 10
    Easy to use

    Installed my in a 2015 jeep unlimited rubicon. I put the speaker in the cloth net in front of the gear shift. Was worried the coaxial would not be long for unlimited but it is.

    Apr 24, 2017 23:10
  • Review by Jjzz, 10 out of 10
    Very good

    Easy to install works great ......................

    Jun 02, 2017 17:15
  • 9.6score
    Cobra - Professional 40-Channel CB Radio

    Keep in touch and alert on the road with this Cobra professional CB radio. Its built-in NOAA receiver and automatic weather scan provide instant access to the strongest weather channels and alert tones. This Cobra professional CB radio has timer and alarm functions to help keep your driving duties on schedule.

    4 Features
  • 40 channels: Help you keep in touch on the go.
  • CB 10-Codes: Provide quick and easy communication, especially in noisy areas.
  • Adjustable Dynamike Boost: Dynamically boosts microphone for increased voice clarity.
  • Antenna warning indicator: Illuminates when antenna needs checking.
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dumtrucker, 8 out of 10
    Cobra 29 lx

    Great radio for the price. Lot of features. Only downside is the volume control is very small.

    Oct 22, 2021 20:14
  • Review by Jeremy, 10 out of 10
    Great radio

    Works as intended, arrived on time and undamaged. Nice radio. No issues so far.

    May 22, 2021 08:43
  • Review by reddingnest, 10 out of 10
    This is an excellent cb radio

    We were looking for a more powerful radio to put into our motorhome. The fact that it has weather channels really made it a great choice for us. We were able to install it in place of our old radio and tested it in our driveway. Works great.

    Jan 05, 2018 20:42
  • Review by Dexter2516, 10 out of 10
    Thank yiu

    Easy install, did need to order a firestix antenna and mount. Works great

    May 14, 2021 18:13
  • Review by Steve, 10 out of 10
    My husband loves i

    It took forever to ship. But he loves the cb radio.

    Jul 14, 2017 17:50
  • Review by Cookiemom, 10 out of 10
    Works great

    Easy to install and works great! I'd recommend it.

    Feb 28, 2020 15:28
  • Review by Chip, 6 out of 10
    It's not the model I needed

    I'm making the best of it I have not had any issuse

    Aug 20, 2018 10:39
  • 9.2score
    Uniden - HomePatrol-II Emergency Radio Scanner - Black

    Stay on top of emergency situations in your area with this Uniden HomePatrol-II HOMEPATROL-2 radio scanner, which covers most channels in your area after you input your zip code or city. Receive biological, national, civic, nuclear and weather alerts.

    5 Features
  • TrunkTracker V technology: Receives communication sent over APCO 25 Phase 1 and 2, X2-TDMA, Motorola, EDACS and LTR trunked systems to keep you informed. Picks up 25-54MHz, 108-512MHz, 758-824MHz, 849-869MHz and 894-960MHz frequencies.
  • Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E.) support: Gives you the choice of which area you receive notifications about. The scanner receives information from up to 1,000,000 channels throughout the US and Canada.
  • Quick record and playback: Lets you save important messages. Instant replay reverts to your most recent reception with a tap.
  • 3.5" touch screen: Remains easily viewable in daylight for versatile use.
  • Sentinel PC software: Provides updates for firmware and the radio system's database and enables simple management of favorite lists and other settings.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Buddy, 8 out of 10

    Grate scanner but you have to send it back to get programs that cost .

    Oct 09, 2021 15:23
  • Review by Maggie, 10 out of 10
    Great Digital Scanner

    It took a while for us to figure out how to program it (turns out it just needed an update). Once we got it properly programmed we have thoroughly loved it. Battery dies pretty quick, but I recommend having two sets of rechargeable batteries and just switch them out as needed. Shipped and received quicker than expected.

    Sep 13, 2020 14:46
  • Review by lumpy, 10 out of 10
    Great scanner easy to use

    Upgraded from HP1 to this and I am very pleased with it also love how easy it is to set up and use answer a few questions in setup then enter zip code and your done.

    Sep 07, 2018 16:57
  • Review by Notnow, 6 out of 10
    Kind of disappointed

    I’m still on the fence about this. The calls cut out or some are missed/not said at all.

    Mar 05, 2021 19:27
  • Review by Richard, 6 out of 10
    Great when it worked

    Bought this as a gift for wife. Unit came shipped in a soft plastic package with dented manufacture box in it. Unit worked great for about a week before speaker died. Works fine with headphones still just dead speaker. Waiting on Exchange to come to see how the next one is.

    Nov 23, 2020 11:48
  • Review by JoesGirl, 10 out of 10
    Works great

    I read reviews. And went on YouTube to see just how easy it is to use. Very easy. Basically plug it in and add zip code. Wait 30 sec. And I get all the towns near me and all the towns in interested in hearing. Done! Love it. Way better than my older scanner.

    Mar 13, 2016 06:00
  • Review by elizajane118, 10 out of 10
    Nice all-around scanner

    We have found this scanner to fit our needs perfectly. I suspect it would be fitting for the novice- (me), or an experienced user. I receive strong, clear broadcasts from our surrounding area using only the onboard antenna by just plugging in our area code.

    Jul 06, 2018 16:59
  • Review by Bburger, 6 out of 10
    Mabey for someone else

    Just not for me couldnt get to pick up local police

    Jul 08, 2021 18:36
  • 8.6score
    Whistler - Desktop/Mobile Digital Radio Scanner

    Track bad weather or listen in on police channels with this Whistler digital scanner. Menu-driven programming lets you toggle through sections and learn functions, while the scan list function organizes channels for later return. This Whistler digital scanner can be set to follow weather alerts and accesses NOAA's channel for your family's safety in an emergency.

    10 Features
  • Object oriented user interface: Exclusive to Whistler designs, features common data entry, browsing and control methods are used for every scannable object.
  • Menu driven programming: Each menu item provides a few lines of help text that provide assistance with programming and using the scanner.
  • Scan list: Functionality allows you to arrange, group and scan objects according to your preference.
  • 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.
  • Skywarn storm spotter functionality: Instant access to frequencies used by storm spotter networks.
  • Multi-System trunking: Scans most common trunked radio system signaling formats, including Motorola, EDACS, LTR and P25 trunked radio networks.
  • Digital AGC: Instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems.
  • Subaudible squelch decoder: Provides fast and reliable decoding of subaudible squelch signaling with squelch tail elimination.
  • Spectrum Sweeper: Quickly sweeps the scanner’s frequency ranges for transmissions from nearby sources.
  • Bands Received: 29–54 MHz (VHF Lo), 108–136.99166 MHz (Aircraft), 137–174 MHz (VHF Hi),216-225 MHz (VHF, Ham), 225-406 MHz (Gov’t, Military), 406–512 MHz (UHF), 700/800/900 (Public servise), 1240-1300 MHz (Ham).
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Elias, 10 out of 10

    Having programmed my Radio Shack scanners by hand for years this was very simple to program. Not being able to decode P25 Phase II digital is not a big deal to me since that’s what my Uniden SDS200s are for. I am using this scanner to decode control channel data with Pro96Com.

    Oct 14, 2021 15:30
  • Review by Nana, 10 out of 10
    Scanner is great once you get it programmed

    Scanner is great now that I got it programmed. I purchased it because it said pre-programmed and not knowing anything about it I thought it would come ready to use. Not so, and Best Buy was of no help getting it programmed. Geek Squad said NO as soon as I mentioned it. Best Buy could not tell me even where to start to get it done. I really wanted to send it back but had got it as a gift for someone who really wanted it.

    I finally had to call the company and they finally helped me get it done. Best Buy or their Geek Squad should have recommended this to me, but they didn't. It was like they didn't care I bought it and it was my problem.I would recommend the item, just don't depend of Best Buy helping you with it.

    Nov 05, 2016 22:30
  • Review by anderoidx, 10 out of 10
    Excellent scanner

    This is a great scanner. Being a newbie in scanner technology, I started with a hand scanner from Uniden and was very disappointed with the clarity of the sound with or without a mobile antenna. Not with this unit,, which has great sound with its own antenna and mobile. one con is the fact that it doesn't go to near broadcasts which the hand held did. I have not tried to program this unit as I have a Mac and not a Microsoft PC but it can be done with the unit itself with no problem. Hope this helps.

    May 25, 2018 18:09
  • Review by ShorelineCT, 10 out of 10

    I purchased this for my father that is retired from the Fire Department. He still likes to know what is going on around town, so he requested a scanner. They don't make too many home models anymore so choices are limited, but this is a very nice unit! I would recommend to any scanner enthusiast.

    Sep 05, 2021 21:59
  • Review by DrWynn, 4 out of 10
    No Phase II with this scanner! You've been warned!

    Be forewarned, this scanner does NOT pick up Phase II conversations, which is what most Police/Fire departments are switching to. I truly enjoyed it for what it could pick up but, it just couldn't pick up what I wanted/needed it to. I couldn't find a scanner that Best Buy would offer that could pick up Phase II. Best Buy is on the cutting edge of technology, on pretty much everything electronic they sell, except scanners. Hopefully someone at Best Buy reads this and, goes in search of some newer technology in the scanner department.

    Mar 18, 2021 12:20
  • Review by Debbie, 8 out of 10

    Love it!!now that it is set up had a hard time at first but great Customer service!

    Jul 27, 2019 12:37
  • Review by chocolate, 6 out of 10
    whistler scanner

    Difficult to program. Unable to pick up local and state frequencies.Poor quality speakers. Mounting bracket to large.Had to shim with washers to attach to radio. Need to include frequencies for peoples areas. Also need to include how to program. Would not buy this radio again unless they fixed these issues

    Dec 12, 2020 14:26
  • Review by N9KXV, 10 out of 10
    This one of many scanners I have, use it everyday

    I use this scanner to receive a combination of Police, Fire and general public service agencies. In addition I separate agencies by memory bank so I can quickly expand my monitored systems for situations that arise, bad weather, aircraft comms etc. Programming is extremely easy with internet access. This unit monitors local emergency systems 24/7/365 without a problem. The ability to receive P25 Phase 1 systems was a requirement when I purchased it.

    Jun 25, 2020 08:48
  • 7.8score
    Whistler - Handheld Radio Scanner - Black

    Monitor traffic and keep in touch with this Whistler handheld scanner radio. Combining two functions into one device, this unit lets you scan incoming channels while staying in touch via two-way radio. Use Virtual Scanner on this Whistler handheld scanner radio to program 21 scanner configurations for versatile use in a variety of situations.

    11 Features
  • 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.
  • SKYWARN: Storm Spotter Function
  • Automatic Adaptive Digital Tracking: Adapts to multipath or fading for P25 digital systems.
  • Object Oriented User Interface: Exclusive to Whistler designs, features common data entry, browsing and control methods are used for every scannable object. All are programmed and stored in the same way.
  • Scan List: Functionality allows you to arrange, group and scan objects according to your preference.
  • Multi-System Trunking: Scans most common trunked radio system signaling formats, including Motorola, EDACS, LTR and P25 trunked radio networks. Both talkgroup and individual call monitoring are supported.
  • Digital AGC: Instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems.
  • LTR Home Repeater AutoMove: Takes the guesswork out of programming LTR trunking systems when the home repeater order is not known.
  • P25 NAC Functionality: P25 NAC is used to provide selective squelch operation on conventional digital channels.
  • 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.
  • Real-time Signal Strength Indicator: Shows relative strength of received signals.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Intheknow, 8 out of 10

    Love my radio! But I had to have someone else set it up for me. Took him a couple of hours! Works great

    Jun 11, 2021 16:21
  • Review by JenWin, 8 out of 10
    Fun for him

    Gift for husband. Had a little bit of trouble programming the correct frequencies. He likes to listen to what is going on around us.

    Jan 17, 2019 00:13
  • Review by SJN911, 8 out of 10
    My first programable scanner

    My first programmable scanner. Very difficult to program. Drivers not available for scanner cable. I had my scanner programmed professionally.

    Now I'm waiting to receive so good scanner conversations and broadcasts. May need a better external antenna.

    I bought it with free gift cards I had, hopefully it will prove to be a good scanner.

    Feb 19, 2021 17:31
  • Review by Unhappywife, 2 out of 10
    Don't buy this scanner.

    This was a Christmas gift for my husband. I was told that it was simple to set up and operate and that the Geek Squad would help him set it up and program channels if he wanted. Neither of those things were true when we tried to get assistance at our local Best Buy. He can't program it, Best Buy won't help so it is worthless and has never been used for its intended purpose.

    Jan 15, 2021 17:42
  • Review by harold, 10 out of 10
    Retired Deputy Coroner

    This handheld scanner was so easly to use. Im so happy with it. I retired at the end of July 2021 as deputy coroner and this helps keep up what going on in the County I live in.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:06
  • Review by Ohiopatriot1956, 4 out of 10
    WS1040 police scanner

    This digital police scanner WS1040 Whisler is made well but it is so hard to program you need to have a degree to program it. YouTube has some good videos to help but still not great. Yet does help. The scanner has some good qualities to it .

    I would think long and hard if you are going to buy the WS1040 Whisler Digital Police Scanner. If you buy this make sure you have time to work on programming it, it may take a while

    Sep 13, 2021 02:58
  • Review by Gweedo, 6 out of 10
    Ok for the money

    Get a plug to convert the attached antenna to a tv antenna... Could not pick up anything with the antenna from factory..

    Oct 02, 2020 17:15
  • Review by Cat4952, 8 out of 10

    Great scanner would buy again. Only problem you have to program or have someone program it for you

    Oct 22, 2020 14:14
  • 7.4score
    Midland - MicroMobile® 50-Mile, 15-Channel 2-Way Radio

    Add a new form of mobile communication to your vehicle with this Midland MicroMobile GMRS two-way radio. NOAA weather radio access keeps you updated about current driving conditions, and silent operation prevents beeping and noises when you want to remain quiet. This Midland MicroMobile GMRS two-way radio comes with an external magnetic mount antenna for increased range.

    11 Features
  • Up to a 50-mile range: So you and your driving, hunting or hiking partner can keep in touch (the range depends on terrain and conditions).
  • 15 channels: Include 15 GMRS, plus 10 NOAA channels for weather and emergency information.
  • 142 CTCSS/DSC privacy codes: Scramble your voice so others on your channel won't be able to understand your conversation.
  • Channel scan: Automatically checks channels for activity.
  • Roger beep tone: When the PTT button on the mic is released, the radio will beep to confirm to other users that your transmission is complete. Silent operation turns off all tones for quiet operation.
  • Keypad lock: Prevents accidental use.
  • Eight repeater channels: Increase the communication range.
  • 3dB gain antenna: Provides double range of the radio.
  • Multi-colored LCD backlit display: Can be seen in low-light conditions.
  • USB-C output: Allows you to charge USB-C compatible devices directly from your MicroMobile 2-way radio.
  • Rich set in the box: Includes mount with hardware, detachable antenna with magnetic mount, 12V power cord with car power adapter.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Musicman, 10 out of 10
    Super Little Radio!

    This unit works better than expected. Not obviously expecting a 50 mile range LOL but this radio definitely is an upgrade over a hand held version. Might be considered a costly upgrade, but as with everything else you pay for what you get.

    Jan 30, 2021 09:29
  • Review by Micromoble, 2 out of 10
    Very very unhappy with this order

    I received the package and it was incorrect instead of getting the mobile Micro mobile radio all I got was the microphone I'm very disappointed and then I was supposed to pick up the item at the store and Gateway Brooklyn on October 16th and the order is still not available

    Oct 16, 2021 01:17
  • Review by Radios, 10 out of 10
    Radios worked great

    The radios worked great to communicate between the combine and auger cart driver during harvest. Very pleased with the purchase.

    Oct 23, 2020 15:50
  • Review by Apoc0ne, 10 out of 10
    Great radio

    Worked great. Sufficient range to meet our needs and SUPER EASY INSTALL.

    Jun 11, 2021 22:13
  • Review by Mpotter1069, 4 out of 10
    Wrong picture!!!!

    The picture is not what you get. The radio comes with the cheep Antenna the base modle has. The price is fair but not what I thought I was buying. I have always like shopping at Best Buy but this does not make me happy. I thought I was getting a deal and all this was the same thing everyone else has. It was a little misleading.

    Sep 05, 2020 14:02
  • 7.2score
    Cobra - 40-Channel CB Radio

    Communicate effectively while traveling with this portable 40-channel Cobra CB radio. The built-in NOAA radio receiver lets you listen to weather and emergency broadcasts, and the Soundtracker technology minimizes noise to boost audio clarity. This Cobra CB radio comes with a magnetic mounting antenna for convenient operation during road trips.

    7 Features
  • Range of up to 4 miles: You and your driving, hunting or hiking partner can keep in touch (the range depends on terrain and conditions).
  • 40 CB and 10 weather channels: Provide the latest weather information from NOAA.
  • Compact design: Ensures maximum portability and comfort.
  • Keypad lock: Prevents accidental use.
  • Backlit LCD: Can be seen in low-light conditions.
  • Battery strength indicator: Indicates how much battery power is left so you know when to recharge.
  • Headphone and external speaker jacks: Allow you to use it with combination speaker and microphone accessory.
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Terridk, 8 out of 10
    Great gift

    Bought for husband and he has been using it for long trips and seems to work great

    Jul 26, 2020 16:36
  • Review by Bubba, 8 out of 10
    Great CB kit, everything in one kit.

    Very high quality simple operation complete setup all in one kit.

    Apr 22, 2020 12:36
  • Review by Musicman1, 10 out of 10
    CB Radio

    This cb radio works great in my van. I have taken several trips and I was able to miss several wrecks in front of me.

    Sep 03, 2021 21:07
  • Review by David, 10 out of 10
    My first cb radio

    Great way to call for help in case of an emergency. Portability is a definite plus. You need 9 AA BATTERIES. Many new additions to make use go smoother like battery life saver.

    Jun 13, 2020 08:46
  • Review by DARB, 10 out of 10
    Excellent CB

    Used on a 500 mile trip and it worked great. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to buy.

    May 20, 2020 17:52
  • Review by displayname, 2 out of 10
    i hate this radio

    i love best buy and the choice of this cb was my fault, it's great if you want a hundred dollar weather radio, but as a cb it sucks. it needs 9 batteries, so you have to constantly change them or buy rechargable ones. it has poor range. i was very disappointed.

    Jan 30, 2021 10:20
  • Review by D194, 2 out of 10
    will not get it ontime

    that's a lie.....placed order at Jan 09 to get it by 21st then they changed it to 23rd until now...haven't see anything its was an gift for my cousin...just cancel it

    Jan 27, 2021 13:08
  • 7.2score
    Cobra - HH 40-Channel - Black

    Get access to emergency broadcasts or news using this Cobra handheld radio. The rugged design stands up to frequent use, while the Soundtracker noise reduction system helps eliminate ambient noise. This Cobra handheld radio supports NOAA weather to keep you notified of road conditions, and access to 40 CB channels provides wide coverage.

    3 Features
  • 40 channels: Including 10 NOAA channels for weather and emergency information.
  • Keypad lock: Prevents accidental use.
  • Backlit LCD: Can be seen in low-light conditions.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Myapple, 10 out of 10

    My experience at first was overwhelming to learn all the different features overall very handy .

    Oct 23, 2021 02:30
  • Review by Eaglesnest, 4 out of 10

    Not a Police Scanner .... Doesnt pick up any channels

    Nov 05, 2021 15:25
  • 7.0score
    Uniden - Alarm Clock Radio Scanner

    Scan 500 public safety, weather and marine channels with this Uniden scanner. It lets you set up weather alerts to notify you when conditions are hazardous, and it stores up to 30 of your favorite FM radio stations for easy access. This Uniden scanner has clock radio features so you can wake to music or weather reports.

    6 Features
  • 500 channels in 10 banks: Gives you plenty of room to store frequencies for weather observers, local businesses, emergency services, and more.
  • FM broadcast stations: Save up to 30 FM stations in preset memories so you can instantly tune to your favorite local broadcast.
  • Priority with do-not-disturb: Store your most important frequencies into priority channels which are checked every 2 seconds. Do-not-disturb prevents priority checks when you are actively receiving a channel.
  • Alarm clock with snooze and sleep: Set the BC365CRS to wake you to scanning, a weather channel, or your favorite FM station.
  • Five service searches: Lets you easily search bands commonly used for police, fire/EMS, aircraft, amateur radio and marine transmissions.
  • Weather scan with alert: Lets you listen to local weather conditions and be alerted when hazardous conditions arise.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by danger, 4 out of 10
    Dying Product

    I bought this not realizing that it is an analog-only scanner. Scanners can pick up two kinds of frequencies, analog and digital. In the 2000s, an analog scanner was great, but now many police departments are changing over to digital and/or encrypted waves, rendering this product useless. It will be completely obsolete in a decade.

    Nov 20, 2017 16:44
  • Review by goodpurchase, 8 out of 10
    Good scanner, not a scammer.

    I ordered, they shipped and all went well. the item came in good shape, all things needed were there in the box. Would recommend any one to purchase from Best Buy.

    Nov 06, 2021 10:15
  • Review by Sissy1, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Value

    This scanner works great if your not looking for a digital picks up weather stations local fire and police as well has a great speaker and am fm radio would defentally check first if your area is digital as this scanner is not

    Jun 22, 2019 14:46
  • Review by ChattyCathy, 2 out of 10
    Hard to program.

    This rating really isn't a true one because I am not tech savvy, didn't understand how to program it and had no one to help me. I returned it. Wish I didn't have to. Someone else may do better.

    Sep 22, 2017 17:59
  • Review by DanKro, 2 out of 10
    Did not work

    Could not get 1 police station on scanner. Radio and clock worked good.

    Jan 12, 2018 19:15
  • Review by Kklown, 8 out of 10
    Decent scanner

    Pretty decent scanner. The directions to program and scan are all over the place in the manual. Not good instructions on setting up. I’ve had other scanners and they where very simple set up

    Aug 13, 2021 15:56
  • Review by Oldgun60, 6 out of 10
    Hard to program

    When I got this radio, it picked up the Weather Station great. However trying to program other channels going by the instructions in the manual were difficult. Thank goodness there's a lot of YouTube videos for it.

    May 18, 2017 10:49
  • Review by Jf21, 10 out of 10
    Very pleased

    Programmed easily. I had previous experience with this brand and had frequencies all ready for input so it was up and scanning those within a few minutes. I have more channels available so will add additional channels later. Fm reception works well. Have not tried weather band since i have a weather radio.

    Aug 21, 2021 09:35
  • 7.0score
    Midland - Classic CB Radio - Black

    The 1001LWX is a compact, easy to install and operate CB radio featuring NOAA weather scan, precision digital tuning, and a large LCD display.

    5 Features
  • 40-channel digital tuner: Locks accurately onto your selected channel.
  • PA function: Toggles between public address and normal CB operation.
  • Compact design: Installs easily into most cars, trucks and RVs.
  • Large backlit LCD: This multifunction display is easy to read day or night.
  • Weather scan technology: Automatically scans and locks on the strongest signal from the National Weather Service to bring you important weather information as you travel.
  • 6.8score