2018's Best Mobile Radio Scanner (2018) - Buyer's Guide

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Our rating list of TOP best mobile radio scanner is based on the most important factors. We took into account such things as the price, build quality, materials, average user score, and many other characteristics of every mobile radio scanner from the list. Nevertheless, we recommend you to make your own research to make sure that you will buy the most suitable product for you.

We are happy to offer you the TOP list of the best mobile radio scanner that can be found on the current market. Every model from the TOP list of the best mobile radio scanner is available at marketplace.

The 5 Best Mobile Radio Scanner of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
4.8
Uniden Beartracker Mobile Tracking Scanner 1. Uniden Beartracker Mobile Tracking Scanner (Editor’s Choice)
Trunktracker iii technology lets you can keep up with the action on motorola, edacs and ltr systems.
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4.5
Uniden 300-channel Clock Radio Scanner 2. Uniden 300-channel Clock Radio Scanner
Noaa weather broadcasts and all-hazard alerts provide valuable information specific to your location.
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4.3
Uniden Bc898t 500 Channel Programmable Base Scanner 3. Uniden Bc898t 500 Channel Programmable Base Scanner
Trunk tracking for trunked public safety/service systems with 1000 talk group ids.
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4.0
Uniden Bc72xlt Handheld Scanner 4. Uniden Bc72xlt Handheld Scanner
Comprehensive memory with 100 channels over 10 banks.
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3.8
Whistler Ws1065 Desktop Digital Scanner 5. Whistler Ws1065 Desktop Digital Scanner
Scan list-functionality allows you to arrange, group and scan objects according to your preference.
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№ 1. Uniden Beartracker Mobile Tracking Scanner with Gps Support, Black (bct15x)
 

Style
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Price
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Uniden BCT15X 10.4 x 3.4 x 8.2 inches 5.2 pounds
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State-by-state preprogrammed channels for local police, dot, and highway patrol frequencies when you travel, without having to program. Trunktracker iii technology lets you can keep up with the action on motorola, edacs and ltr systems. Individual channel volume offset. 100 system quick keys with 10-channel group quick keys per system; system/channel number tagging for rapid access. Continuous band coverage, – 25mhz to 1.3ghz excluding uhf tv and cellular. Mobile beartracker scanner with 9.000 channels, advanced dynamic memory system, close call rf capture technology, and more. Location-based scanning automatically selects programmed systems based on your location when connected to a compatible gps receiver.

 

 
Top Pros
State-by-state preprogrammed channels
100 system quick keys
Mobile beartracker scanner
Top Cons
None cons at all!
 

 

 
 

Style
5/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Price
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Uniden BC370CRS 8 x 6 x 3 inches 2.35 pounds
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Alarm clock with snooze function and standard alarm features. Noaa weather broadcasts and all-hazard alerts provide valuable information specific to your location. Store and scan up to 300 channels: police, fire/emergency, marine, air, amateur, and other radio services. Scanner runs on ac power or two aa batteries, for portable use. Listen to tv stations (channels 2-1 and am/fm radio, with 30 presets for instant access.

 

 
Top Pros
Noaa weather broadcasts
Scanner runs on ac power or two aa batteries
Alarm clock
Top Cons
Not suitable for short people due to the enormous size.
 

How did you come up with this rating list of the best mobile radio scanner?

Our team wanted to assist every person who is interested in buying mobile radio scanner. This is why we spent days comparing various models from different brands to find the very best options. Given the number of mobile radio scanner available on the market, it was very hard — but we did it. The defining factor of our TOP list is its price/quality ratio, so you can use it to choose both cheap and expensive mobile radio scanner.

 

 
 

Style
4/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Price
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Uniden BC898T 14.5 x 10.5 x 4.5 inches 5.55 pounds
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500 channels split into 10 banks with 50 channels each, along with 10 priority channels. Weather alert for tracking severe conditions in your immediate area. Scan conventional and trunked systems at the same time; pc programmable. Trunk tracking for trunked public safety/service systems with 1000 talk group ids. Dcs/ctcss rapid decode instantly detects/displays subaudible tones for determining system settings.

 

 
Top Pros
Noaa weather/emergency
Trunk tracking
500 channels split in
Scan conventional
Top Cons
Special equipment is required in order to use it.
 

 

 
 

Style
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Durability
2/5
 

Price
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Uniden BC72XLT 1 x 3 x 5 inches 14.4 ounces
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Easily locate specific calls with 6 preprogrammed service searches, including public safety, railroad, and marine. Runs on 2 aa alkaline or rechargeable batteries (these can be be recharged while in the scanner). Handheld scanner for monitoring police and fire signals, weather transmissions, ham radio bands, and more. Compact design fits comfortably in hand; easy-to-read backlit display, lockable keypad for saving settings. Comprehensive memory with 100 channels over 10 banks; close call rf technology identifies nearby signals.

 

 
Top Pros
Comprehensive memory
Handheld scanner
Easily locate specific calls
Compact design fits comfortably in hand
Runs on 2 aa alkaline or rechargeable batteries
Top Cons
Does not have transportation wheels.
 

What is the recommended warranty period for a decent mobile radio scanner?

Obviously, it is better to buy mobile radio scanner made by well-known brands that offer longer warranty periods. As soon as your mobile radio scanner breaks, you will not have any problems and should be able to easily repair it for free. On average, manufacturers offer a two-year warranty period for their mobile radio scanner.

 

 
 

Style
4/5
 

Size
3/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Price
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Whistler WS1065 5.3 x 7.3 x 2.2 inches 5.2 pounds
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Digital agc – instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems. Free-form memory organization – allocation of memory dynamically and efficiently as it is needed. This differs from low cost and older scanners that had memory organized in rigid and wasteful memory banks. Tune: find new and unlisted frequencies starting from a specified frequency. Skywarn storm spotter function – instant access to frequencies used by storm spotter networks. Scan list-functionality allows you to arrange, group and scan objects according to your preference. Memory backup – frequencies remain stored in memory for an extended time even without batteries.

Menu driven programming with context sensitive help – each menu item provides a few lines of help text that provide assistance with programming and using the scanner.

 

 
Top Pros
Free-form memory organization
Scan list-functionality allows you
Menu driven programming
Skywarn storm spotter function
Refer user manual below
Digital agc
Top Cons
In comparison with other options, this one offers the lowest number of features.
 

What is the optimal warranty period for mobile radio scanner?

Usually, the two-year long warranty period is more than enough for a good mobile radio scanner. Even the best mobile radio scanner lose their quality with time. We think that replacing them with a new product is much better than paying extra money for the lifetime warranty.

Whether the lifetime warranty for a mobile radio scanner is useful?

Mobile Radio Scanner manufacturers offer all kinds of guarantee plans for any taste. The cheapest models usually come without any warranty. Decent mobile radio scanner with the average price have a one-year or two-year long protection. Finally, the most expensive products are offered with the lifetime warranty. We believe that the five-year warranty is more than enough for any mobile radio scanner. You can consider buying good mobile radio scanner with a lifetime warranty, but such models are usually overpriced.

What factors did you consider to make the list of the best mobile radio scanner?

Our team compared many products from various brands to find the TOP of the best mobile radio scanner. It was hard because new mobile radio scanner are released every year. However, we have managed to do this and made the TOP list, based on such factors as the price, materials, weight, and other details.

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