Welcome to Scanner School

Are you interested in the scanner radio hobby?   Maybe you have a radio and you have no idea what do to do with it.   Or – did technology pass you by, and now you are lost?

My name is Phil, and I want to welcome you to Scanner School!

I have been around scanners since before I could walk!

Growing up, my earliest memories include watching the red lights dance on my grandparent's old Bearcat 101 in the kitchen.  The sounds of police and fire tones would make their way into the living room as we played on the floor.

A lot has changed from those days.

You can read more about me in the About Page

We are here to help you understand the Scanner Radio hobby

I love this hobby, and I love to share my knowledge with you!     Scanner School is a collection of tutorials that are quick and easy to digest.   From entry level to advanced scanning techniques, we'll cover it!

We release weekly classes via audio tutorials, also known as Podcasts.   You don't need any high tech devices to listen though.  Simply visit our site and there will be a player for each new podcasts.   For those with mobile devices, you can take the tutorials with you and listen via iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.    I suggest signing up for our mailing list so you don't miss any classes.

In addition to Podcasting, we will be bringing you video tutorials, product reviews, scanner classes, and even one-on-one consulting.

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Latest Posts

Scanner Radio Shortages
Scanner Radio Shortages
July 20, 2021
Why are some P25 Scanner Radios out of stock at so many retailers? It goes much deeper than just saying it's due to COVID. Find out why some scanners are hard to come by on today's podcast.
Discovering a New Federal Trunk System
Discovering a New Federal Trunk System
July 13, 2021
In today’s episode, I will talk about how a community came together to help uncover a brand-new federal trunk system.
AskScannerSchool V.34
AskScannerSchool V.34
July 6, 2021
Many of you have e-mailed in your questions.   Today, I answer a few of them on the podcast. If you would like to ask a question and have it answered on future #AskScannerSchool, please submit your question here.
Budget Friendly P25 Scanners
Budget Friendly P25 Scanners
June 29, 2021
In today’s episode, I will talk about budget-friendly P25 scanners. We will also cover some limitations when trying to stick within our make believe budget.
Scanner Laws and Restrictions to Know Before Traveling and Vacationing
Scanner Laws and Restrictions to Know Before Traveling and Vacationing
June 22, 2021
Traveling with your scanner may have consequences.   It is important that you understand the laws where you are traveling and even the rules where you are staying.
Skip, Ducting, and Propagation
Skip, Ducting, and Propagation
June 15, 2021
Skip, Ducting, and Propagation - Find out why you want to keep you ears open for this phenomenon on today's podcast.

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