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Whistler TRX-2 DMR Digital Scanner

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:47 pm
by Alfie
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Whistler TRX-2 DMR Digital Scanner

Does anyone have one of these? am really interested but it looks tricky to program and custom set for usa like the bct15x ?

Re: Whistler TRX-2 DMR Digital Scanner

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:44 pm
by redman99
They are hard work to progam from the radio front panel menu system.
It is NOT plug & go as the dealer advertising says.
You need to use the supplied Ez Scan on the memory card or downloadable Ez Scan from the Whistler site.
If you download the software you can judge if you think you could handle it.
The programming is totally different to the BCT15X, I have one as well as a TRX 2.
For the UK you use the UK bandplan, set via the radio or software.
You do not use any of the supplied databases, the are US only.
You will have to build your own frequency setup, mode & other details.
It is a complex radio but well worth the steep learning curve.
This is very helpful, much better than the printed manual that comes with the radio.
http://new.marksscanners.com/1080_1095/1095_1098.shtml
Hope this hepls a little.

Re: Whistler TRX-2 DMR Digital Scanner

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:14 pm
by moj
As redman says above alfie , its a complete new scanner learning curve but all falls into place easy enough but so far I'm finding a few annoying bugs that hopefully will be ironed out soon .

I just wish they would add an encryption plugin to the firmware where if you already know the key in use you could add it yourself and being able to change the spectrum sweeper limits with our own etc

Re: Whistler TRX-2 DMR Digital Scanner

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:06 pm
by Buxton
the TRX-2 is upgradable, as of a few days ago they can now decode NDXN ,
the whistler WS1098 is not able to do NDXN and i plan to get an TRX2 in Feb

Re: Whistler TRX-2 DMR Digital Scanner

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:45 pm
by Alfie
Cheers thanks i am going to have a look at my mates tonight he just got it delivered today and i think i am more interested in checking it out then him as hes not even getting it out the box until i go round :huh:

from what i hear you have to program in all the settings like frequency and colour code so i am just getting a list ready now ?? will probably have a few hours with it and him tonight until his "xyl" starts giving the messages its time for his friends to go so i hope i can get to grips with it in time

Re: Whistler TRX-2 DMR Digital Scanner

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:48 pm
by Alfie
redman99 wrote:This is very helpful, much better than the printed manual that comes with the radio.
http://new.marksscanners.com/1080_1095/1095_1098.shtml
Hope this hepls a little.

Yes it does thanks mate appreciated :thumbup:

Re: Whistler TRX-2 DMR Digital Scanner

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:16 pm
by Alfie
Sad to report i could not get past the programing hurdle :sad:

I could get frequencies into scanlists but couldnt get it to work or scan the programed bank

anyone know of an easy guide ??

Re: Whistler TRX-2 DMR Digital Scanner

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:00 pm
by Alfie
i can only get this friggin thing to scan scanlists and not systems and i programed everything in but nothing coming through !!!!

Re: Whistler TRX-2 DMR Digital Scanner

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:17 pm
by Alfie
Now the screen is stuck on the following message.....

-Error Detected-
Please contact Whistler service
for assistance.
Code 4-00

What a piece of crap this scanner is !!!!

Re: Whistler TRX-2 DMR Digital Scanner

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:28 pm
by redman99
Alfie wrote:Now the screen is stuck on the following message.....

-Error Detected-
Please contact Whistler service
for assistance.
Code 4-00

What a piece of crap this scanner is !!!!
No remove the rear power plug & USB lead reconnect the rear power plug, make sure PC is on then the USB lead wait until you see USB power on screen then press & hold power button & you should see Power On & a message to tell you to release the button.
Try that