Ok, I had both the Whistler 1788 and the Bel 895. Although I gave up the whistler I just wanted to post this...
Whistlers, well the 1788, had WAY more features then my bel. Here is what I CANNOT do with my Bel that I could do with my Whistler (that I miss)
1) Cut bands off
2) go TOTALLY Dark on the display
3) Although VG-2 Immune, my Bel doesn't alert to it
4) And obviously, because of #3, I can't turn VG-2 off
Anyways, just wanted to let you know that I sorta miss my Whistler's features. Still love the bel though. It is loud as shet and has great range.