Handheld Radio Scanner

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1 Uniden Bearcat BC125AT Handheld Scanner, 500-Alpha-Tagged Channels, Close Call Technology, PC... Uniden Bearcat BC125AT Handheld Scanner, 500-Alpha-Tagged Channels, Close Call Technology, PC... No ratings yet
2 Uniden Bearcat BC75XLT Handheld Scanner, 300 Channels, 10 banks, Close Call Technology, PC... Uniden Bearcat BC75XLT Handheld Scanner, 300 Channels, 10 banks, Close Call Technology, PC... No ratings yet
3 Uniden Bearcat SR30C, 500-Channel Compact Handheld Scanner, Close Call RF Capture, Turbo Search, PC... Uniden Bearcat SR30C, 500-Channel Compact Handheld Scanner, Close Call RF Capture, Turbo Search,... No ratings yet
4 Whistler WS1010 Analog Handheld Scanner (Black) Whistler WS1010 Analog Handheld Scanner (Black) No ratings yet
5 Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner. TrunkTracker V, Simple Programming,... Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner. TrunkTracker V, Simple Programming,... No ratings yet
6 Whistler WS1040 Handheld Digital Scanner Radio Whistler WS1040 Handheld Digital Scanner Radio No ratings yet
7 Uniden SDS100 True I/Q Digital Handheld Scanner, Designed for Improved Digital Performance in... Uniden SDS100 True I/Q Digital Handheld Scanner, Designed for Improved Digital Performance in... No ratings yet
8 Uniden BCD325P2 Handheld TrunkTracker V Scanner. 25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels. Close Call... Uniden BCD325P2 Handheld TrunkTracker V Scanner. 25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels. Close... No ratings yet
9 Uniden Bearcat UBC-125XLT 500 Channel Portable Radio Scanner Receiver 25-960MHZ Uniden Bearcat UBC-125XLT 500 Channel Portable Radio Scanner Receiver 25-960MHZ
10 Bingfu VHF UHF Ham Radio Amateur Radio Mobile Radio Scanner Antenna Police Scanner Antenna Magnetic... Bingfu VHF UHF Ham Radio Amateur Radio Mobile Radio Scanner Antenna Police Scanner Antenna... No ratings yet
11 Whistler WS1065 Digital Desktop/Mobile Radio Scanner Whistler WS1065 Digital Desktop/Mobile Radio Scanner No ratings yet
12 Uniden HomePatrol-2 Color Touchscreen Simple Program Digital Scanner, TrunkTracker V and S,A,M,E,... Uniden HomePatrol-2 Color Touchscreen Simple Program Digital Scanner, TrunkTracker V and S,A,M,E,... No ratings yet
13 Yaesu FTA-850L Color Bluetooth NAV/COM Aviation Transceiver Yaesu FTA-850L Color Bluetooth NAV/COM Aviation Transceiver No ratings yet
14 Uniden BC355N 800 MHz 300-Channel Base/Mobile Scanner, Close Call RF Capture, Pre-programmed Search... Uniden BC355N 800 MHz 300-Channel Base/Mobile Scanner, Close Call RF Capture, Pre-programmed... No ratings yet
15 BAOFENG UV-9G GMRS Radio Waterproof IP67, Outdoors Two Way Radios Long Range Rechargeable, Handheld... BAOFENG UV-9G GMRS Radio Waterproof IP67, Outdoors Two Way Radios Long Range Rechargeable,... No ratings yet
16 BAOFENG Two Way Radio, BF-F9 V2N 8-Watt Dual Band Radio with 2100mAh Li-ion Battery Portable Walkie... BAOFENG Two Way Radio, BF-F9 V2N 8-Watt Dual Band Radio with 2100mAh Li-ion Battery Portable... No ratings yet
17 Whistler WS1065 Desktop Digital Scanner,Black Whistler WS1065 Desktop Digital Scanner,Black No ratings yet
18 Radioddity GM-30 GMRS Radio, Handheld 5W Long Range Two Way Radio for Adults, GMRS Repeater Capable,... Radioddity GM-30 GMRS Radio, Handheld 5W Long Range Two Way Radio for Adults, GMRS Repeater... No ratings yet
19 Baofeng UV-5R Two Way Radio Dual Band 144-148/420-450Mhz Walkie Talkie 1800mAh Li-ion Battery(Black) Baofeng UV-5R Two Way Radio Dual Band 144-148/420-450Mhz Walkie Talkie 1800mAh Li-ion Battery(Black) No ratings yet
20 BAOFENG UV-5R VHF/UHF Dual Band Radio 144-148MHz 420-450MHz Transceiver BAOFENG UV-5R VHF/UHF Dual Band Radio 144-148MHz 420-450MHz Transceiver No ratings yet

SaleBestseller No. 1
Uniden Bearcat BC125AT Handheld Scanner, 500-Alpha-Tagged Channels, Close Call Technology, PC...
  • LISTEN IN AND STAY INFORMED, this sophisticated scanner has 500 alpha-tagged channels in a convenient compact design with loads of features. Close...
  • LISTEN TO OVER 40,000 FREQUENCIES, you can listen to both civilian and military bands, including Non-Digital Police, Ambulance, Fire, Weather, Marine,...
  • SEARCH MORE EFFICIENTLY with 500 Alpha-Tagged Channels finding the channel you want to listen to is easy, with 500 channels divided into 10 storage...
  • LIGHTWIEGHT PORTABLE DESIGN, take this Bearcat handheld radio scanner with you on the road, or on outings. It packs plenty of features, the orange...
  • GET STARTED LISTENING RIGHT AWAY with convenient Pre-sets for the most popular searches. Frequencies are preset in ten separate Non -Digital...
Bestseller No. 2
Uniden Bearcat BC75XLT Handheld Scanner, 300 Channels, 10 banks, Close Call Technology, PC...
  • LISTEN IN AND STAY INFORMED, this sophisticated scanner has 300 user-programable channels in a convenient compact design with loads of features. Close...
  • LISTEN TO OVER 32,000 FREQUENCIES, you can listen to both civilian and military bands, including Non-Digital Police, Ambulance, Fire, NOAA Weather,...
  • SEARCH MORE EFFICIENTLY with 300 Channels finding the channel you want to listen to is easy, with 300 channels divided into 10 storage banks. Organize...
  • LIGHTWIEGHT PORTABLE DESIGN, take this Bearcat handheld radio scanner with you on the road, or on outings. It packs plenty of features, the orange...
  • GET STARTED LISTENING RIGHT AWAY with convenient Pre-sets for the most popular searches. Frequencies are preset in ten separate Weather, Non -Digital...
SaleBestseller No. 3
Uniden Bearcat SR30C, 500-Channel Compact Handheld Scanner, Close Call RF Capture, Turbo Search, PC...
  • LISTEN IN AND STAY INFORMED! The Uniden Bearcat SR30C is a very affordable 500 channel hand-held scanner with loads of features in a convenient...
  • LISTEN TO OVER 32,000 FREQUENCIES: Get started listening right away with convenient pre-sets for the most popular searches. Frequencies are preset in...
  • PC PROGRAMING lets you program your scanner using your PC. Close call RF capture technology instantly tunes to signals from nearby transmitters and...
  • DELAY FUNCTION helps prevent missed replies during two-way conversations. Other features include keypad entry, Earphone Jack, key lock, battery low...
  • THREE POWER OPTIONS: #1- The included USB cable will power your SR30C from your PC or other USB power source, such as a smart phone USB charger (not...
SaleBestseller No. 4
Whistler WS1010 Analog Handheld Scanner (Black)
  • Lock-out Function - skip over specified channels or frequencies when scanning or searching
  • Tune - find new and unlisted frequencies starting from a specified frequency,200 Channel memory - plenty of memory to store all your favorite...
  • Scan Delay - delays scanning for two seconds before moving to another channel in order to hear replies
  • Priority Channel - set the scanner to check one channel every two seconds while scanning
  • PC programmable - allows users to backup data, update database and program scanner directly from a PC
SaleBestseller No. 5
Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner. TrunkTracker V, Simple Programming,...
  • The BCD436HP is the first scanner to incorporate the HomePatrol-1 ease of use in a traditional handheld scanner. Plus, Uniden's exclusive Close Call...
  • Simple to operate, no programming needed. Simply turn it on, enter your zip code, and TrunkTracker V does the rest.
  • This user-friendly digital scanner will immediately begin receiving communications used by Public Safety, Police, Fire, EMS, Ambulance, Aircraft,...
  • This functionality is made possible by combining the rich radio system database from Radio Reference with Uniden's patented radio system selection...
  • Whether it is across town or across the street, the BCD436HP keeps you informed. Now with the largest display on the market and more advanced...
SaleBestseller No. 6
Whistler WS1040 Handheld Digital Scanner Radio
  • Menu Driven Programming with Context Sensitive Help - Each menu item provides a few lines of help text that provide assistance with programming and...
  • Scan List-functionality allows you to arrange, group and scan objects according to your preference;Lock-out Function
  • Skywarn Storm Spotter Functionality - Instant access to frequencies used by storm spotter networks
  • Digital AGC - Instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems
  • If you pressed the FIRE icon button it is possible that the frequencies pre-programmed in the scanner do not include your area. These Pre-programmed...
Bestseller No. 7
Uniden SDS100 True I/Q Digital Handheld Scanner, Designed for Improved Digital Performance in...
  • SDS100: True I/Q receiver design for improved digital performance in weak-signal and simulcast areas
  • SDS100: Rugged/ weather resistant jis 4 construction
  • SDS100: Li-Ion battery
  • SDS100: Improved UI with 3 contextual soft keys that Change function based on the current operation
  • SDS100: Customizable color LCD: user can modify color and what is displayed
Bestseller No. 8
Uniden BCD325P2 Handheld TrunkTracker V Scanner. 25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels. Close Call...
  • The BCD325P2 comes equipped with Uniden exclusive features like Advanced Dynamic Memory System, Close Call RF Capture Technology, and GPS...
  • Scan and search 25,000 channels. With Close Call RF capture technology, this scanner will automatically tune to the signals nearest you, so you can...
  • Quick-Key System Access (100 Keys), allows you to quickly access the systems you us the most often. Uniden Police Scanners feature simple to set up...
  • GPS Location-Based Scanning, connect this scanner to an optional GPS receiver and it will automatically select programmed systems based on your exact...
  • S.A.M.E. Weather Alert, supports Specific Area Message Encoding weather alerts. During a NOAA Weather or Emergency Alert, a code for your specific...
Bestseller No. 10
Bingfu VHF UHF Ham Radio Amateur Radio Mobile Radio Scanner Antenna Police Scanner Antenna Magnetic...
  • Frequency Range: 20MHz - 1300MHz; Compatible with: Public Radio Scanner, Ham Radio, Two Way Radio, Walkie Talkie, Mobile Radio; VSWR: < 2.0;...
  • Package List: 1 x Antenna (As the Picture Shown);
  • Compatible with Uniden Radio Scanner: SR30C, Bearcat BC125AT, BCD436HP, BC75XLT, BCD325P2, BC355N, BCD996P2, BC365CRS, BCT15X, BCD536HP, BC345CRS,...
  • Compatible with Whistler Radio Scanner: WS1040 WS1088 WS1010 WS1080 WS1025 WS1065 TRX1 TRX2;
  • Compatible with Radio Shack Radio Scanner: PRO-2018 PRO-197 PRO-650 PRO-163 PRO-405 PRO-528 PRO-668 PRO-94 PRO-404 PRO-95 PRO-62 PRO-83;
Bestseller No. 11
Whistler WS1065 Digital Desktop/Mobile Radio Scanner
  • Object-oriented user interface features common data entry, browsing & control methods for every scannable object
  • Menu driven programming
  • Scan list functionality allows arranging, grouping & scanning objects according to preference
  • Free-form memory organization allocates memory dynamically & efficiently as it is needed
  • V-scanner technology saves complete radio configurations within the radio for recall into main memory as needed in the field—21 folders are...
SaleBestseller No. 12
Uniden HomePatrol-2 Color Touchscreen Simple Program Digital Scanner, TrunkTracker V and S,A,M,E,...
  • The Uniden HomePatrol-2 is one of the most popular Digital Police scanners on the market. This model lets you quickly hear communications systems used...
  • Simply enter your zip code and Home Patrol-2 does the rest. Whether it is across town or across the street, HomePatrol-2 keeps you informed.
  • Digital Capable, receives all unencrypted, non-proprietary radio systems including APCO-25 Phase I and Phase II digital, Motorola, EDACS, LTR,...
  • Included In The Box: HomePatrol-2 Scanner, Flex Antenna, Desk Stand, USB Cable, 4 x AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries, SMA to BNC Adapter.
  • Please note: an AC or DC power adapter is NOT included. To power the unit and/or charge the NiMH batteries, it comes with a USB cable. Please use this...
Bestseller No. 13
Yaesu FTA-850L Color Bluetooth NAV/COM Aviation Transceiver
  • Wireless Bluetooth Operation
  • Integrated 66 Channel WAAS GPS Receiver
  • 8.33 kHz Narrow Band Compatible
  • Antenna
  • Li-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 2200 mAh)
SaleBestseller No. 14
Uniden BC355N 800 MHz 300-Channel Base/Mobile Scanner, Close Call RF Capture, Pre-programmed Search...
  • The Uniden Bearcat BC355N Mobile/Base Scanner is one of the most feature packed, user-friendly, entry level scanners available today. It can pick up...
  • The BC355N features “Close Call RF Capture Technology,” which instantly tunes to signals from nearby transmitters. This pre-programmed search...
  • You can save up to 300 frequencies that are scanned along with the preset frequencies. So whenever you encounter a newly activated local frequency for...
  • The BC355N comes complete with a backlit display, making it easier to read in low light conditions, along with AC adapter, a DC power cable and an...
  • If you’re looking for an affordable way to jump into the world of scanners, the BC355N may be the right choice for you. (Please note: model BC355N...
SaleBestseller No. 15
BAOFENG UV-9G GMRS Radio Waterproof IP67, Outdoors Two Way Radios Long Range Rechargeable, Handheld...
  • 💦[Extend DIY CH] UV-9G has set 31-54 CH as DIY repeater channels except for the common 23-30 CH. So you have a total of 4 groups of repeating...
  • 💦[GMRS Version] New upgraded version of UV-9R / GT-3WP. UV-9G has 30 GMRS pre-programmed channels & 11 NOAA channels with weather radio alert...
  • 💦[IP67 Waterproof] Compared to older models, the UV-9G has better water and dust resistance. This GMRS radio can be submerged in 3 feet/1 meters...
  • 💦[Long Range for Adults] No GMRS repeater is required and the range can be up to 5 miles with obstacles. It can catch a further-ranging signal with...
  • 💦[Programming Cable Included] UV-9G comes with a BAOFENG original programming cable (328 Moto- Jack). You can ham it up via keypad manual or PC...
SaleBestseller No. 16
BAOFENG Two Way Radio, BF-F9 V2N 8-Watt Dual Band Radio with 2100mAh Li-ion Battery Portable Walkie...
  • 【Two Way Radio】BAOFENG portable radio that can do both transmit and receive a signal (a transceiver) A two-way radio (transceiver) allows the...
  • 【Universal Use】Upgrades from our previous generation UV-5R, on top of that our walkie-talkie also includes exclusive appearance and exclusive...
  • 【High-teck Chipse with 8W Powerful】Baofeng 8 watt video came with all full kit. Great range and Clear transmissions, It will make you communicates...
  • 【Larger Battery】Big real capacity 2100mAh battery meet you need(UV-5R only 1800mAh), up to 8 hours working, at least 20% longer battery life as...
  • 【After-sales Service】All Baofeng radios we sell qualifies BAOFENG's 5 years warrant and support, which allows you enjoy high-quality professional...
Bestseller No. 17
Whistler WS1065 Desktop Digital Scanner,Black
  • Menu Driven Programming with Context Sensitive Help - Each menu item provides a few lines of help text that provide assistance with programming and...
  • Scan List-functionality allows you to arrange, group and scan objects according to your preference. Memory Backup - Frequencies remain stored in...
  • Free-Form Memory Organization - Allocation of memory dynamically and efficiently as it is needed. This differs from low cost and older scanners that...
  • Skywarn Storm Spotter Function - Instant access to frequencies used by storm spotter networks. Multi-System Trunking. Tune - Find new and unlisted...
  • Digital AGC - Instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems
SaleBestseller No. 18
Radioddity GM-30 GMRS Radio, Handheld 5W Long Range Two Way Radio for Adults, GMRS Repeater Capable,...
  • Professional GMRS Handheld Radio - 30 default channels include 22 CHs for communicating with other GMRS radios right out of the box and 8 for GMRS...
  • Dual-Band Scanning & Receiving- The GM-30 allows you to receive and scan on UHF & VHF channels in either CH/VFO mode, not just limited to GMRS...
  • Two Display & Standby Options - Single watch and dual watch selectable. On its large LCD display screen, you can choose to show the name or frequency...
  • Long Range & USB Rechargeable - With the high power of 5-Watt and the capability to hit GMRS repeaters, it can go up to 5 Miles. Equipped with an...
  • More Practical Features - Crisp and clear reception, NOAA weather receiver & scan, FM, SOS alarm, flashlight, squelch, VOX, TOT (time out time),...
SaleBestseller No. 19
Baofeng UV-5R Two Way Radio Dual Band 144-148/420-450Mhz Walkie Talkie 1800mAh Li-ion Battery(Black)
  • Frequency Range: 144-148MHz, 420-450MHz. Please kindly know that UV-5R would not transmit without this frequency range.
  • 128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display, Dual-Standby, A/B band independent operation, High/Low TX power selectable:...
  • High/Low TX power selectable: Busy channel lock-out(BCLO),128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display, Dual-Standby, A/B...
  • Tri-color background light selectable: 0-9 grades VOX selectable. Large LCD Display
  • Emergency Alert: 25KHz/12. 5KHz Switchable, LED Flashlight: Hight /Low RF Power Switchable
Bestseller No. 20
BAOFENG UV-5R VHF/UHF Dual Band Radio 144-148MHz 420-450MHz Transceiver
  • Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display, Dual-Standby
  • Frequency Range: 144-148MHz 420-450MHz
  • 128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS
  • 25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable
  • Channel Step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/25KHz

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