Uniden UBCD-3600XLT or Whistler TRX-1?

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Uniden UBCD-3600XLT or Whistler TRX-1?

Postby uberlamo » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:39 pm

I'm in the market for a new digital scanner and would like opinions on the Uniden UBCD-3600XLT and Whistler TRX-1. I understand the TRX-1 is a pain in the behind to program from what I have read on various forum topics and the Uniden is more user friendly but do they both decode the same digital modes? Why would I pick one over the other?

I like listening to VHF air band, 2m/70cm ham bands and anything in-between.
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Re: Uniden UBCD-3600XLT or Whistler TRX-1?

Postby Metradio » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:39 am

Very similar in operation and complexity, but put simply:
The 3600 looks better, the TRX1 works better...

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Re: Uniden UBCD-3600XLT or Whistler TRX-1?

Postby uberlamo » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:37 pm

Thanks for the reply, that's is what I thought the answer would be after reading a few threads on here.

I use an Airspy at home but would like something to use whilst I'm out and about at work or air shows.

I understand both require initial setup via a pc (or have I misunderstood) but was curious about performance in the field so to speak.

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Re: Uniden UBCD-3600XLT or Whistler TRX-1?

Postby Metradio » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:32 pm

uberlamo wrote:....I understand both require initial setup via a pc (or have I misunderstood) but was curious about performance in the field so to speak....


In general analogue use they both perform, with the 3600 being a bit deaf..
Digital reception depends on your location and the amount of digital radio traffic in your area..
Both have their own analogue and digital search modes that work pretty well straight out of the box..
A computer is a must when programming your digital finds into memory..
There are some dedicated groups for these scanners..

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Re: Uniden UBCD-3600XLT or Whistler TRX-1?

Postby uberlamo » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:30 pm

Thanks Metradio, just orderd the TRX-1, should be delivered tomorrow.

I'm already a member of the Whistler UK group on Facebook.

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