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

Severe Weather and Disaster Preps and Checklists
Severe Weather and Disaster Preps and Checklists
June 28, 2022
Being prepared with a scanner so you can monitor both before and after a disaster can help keep you and your family safe.
Radio Reference Database 2.0
Radio Reference Database 2.0
June 21, 2022
The Radio Reference Database recently went through a full overhaul.
Anytone AT-878UVII Plus
Anytone AT-878UVII Plus
June 14, 2022
The Anytone AT-878UVII Plus is a popular DMR Radio used by Amateur Radio Operators. How well does it work as a scanner?
AskScannerSchool V.45
AskScannerSchool V.45
June 7, 2022
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.
Scanning San Francisco, San Mateo, and Alameda Counties with Garret Farwell
Scanning San Francisco, San Mateo, and Alameda Counties with Garret Farwell
May 31, 2022
Learn how to scan San Francisco, San Mateo, and Alameda Counties in California with Garret Farwell
What Happens When Trunk Systems Fail?
What Happens When Trunk Systems Fail?
May 24, 2022
What happens when a trunk system fails? Where do the radio users go? How do they communicate?

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