Ever since the Whistler Group took over GRE’s whole production operation we’ve been waiting for those lovely new scanners to role off the assembly line and after seeing some of the pictures now being served up by Whistler we know that day is close at hand.

When we wrote about the change of ownership and the unfortunate circumstances behind the closing of GRE’s production Whistler had hinted that they would be churning out radio scanners by early 2014 and they look to be bang on schedule.

There’s very little information on the scanners at the moment except for their general frequency coverage but its still good to get a glimpse of whats coming even though some of the designs may surprise you.

These pictures are from the producers website and although they aren’t the best resolution we hope it gives you an idea of what to expect when they finally go on sale.

IMPORTANT UPDATE : The entire range of new Whistler scanners are available at Amazon NOW!, this includes the more recent WS1080 handheld digital trunking scanner.

WS1010 Handheld Radio Scanner

Coverage 29-54, 108-136.99, 137-174 and 380-512 Mhz

ws1010 radio scanner

WS1010 Handheld Radio Scanner

WS1025 Desktop Radio Scanner

Coverage 29-54, 87.3-107.9, 108-136.99 and 380-512 Mhz

ws1025 radio scanner

WS1025 Desktop Radio Scanner

WS1040 Handheld Radio Scanner

Coverage 29-54, 108-136.99, 137-174 and 216-225, 225-406, 406-512, 700 bands, 800/900 bands and 1240-1300 Mhz

ws1040 radio scanner

WS1040 Handheld Radio Scanner

WS1065 Desktop Radio Scanner

Coverage 29-54, 108-136.99, 137-174 and 216-225, 225-406, 406-512, 700 bands, 800/900 bands and 1240-1300 Mhz

ws1065 radio scanner

WS1065 Desktop Radio Scanner

All the scanners look to be modeled on proven designs but were still not sure about the WS1025 Desktop Radio Scanner which seems to look exactly like the old realistic model (with pretty much the same specs to boot).

The range does cover all the basics though and with scanners at the budget end of the market still selling well, Whistler may be onto a winner, only time well tell. If this isn’t Whistler testing the water and they intend to continue churning out new scanner it’ll be good for the end user.

Another big player in the scanner business “should” bring prices down in the long term and maybe entice all involved to be a little more innovative with their new products.

For more information about the new scanners you can head on over to the Amazon

Scanner Pictures : Courtesy Of Whistler

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