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

Amateur Radio Field Day
Amateur Radio Field Day
June 19, 2018
Field Day - Amateur Radio's Open House! If you've never been on the air or if you are interested in checking out what Amateur Radio is all about (and if you live in the US), check out Field Day.
First Look and of the New Uniden SDS100
First Look and of the New Uniden SDS100
June 12, 2018
The Uniden SDS100 is finally out and this is our first look and initial SDS100 Review.
ADS-B Receiving and Flight Tracking with Eric Carlson
ADS-B Receiving and Flight Tracking with Eric Carlson
June 5, 2018
ADS-B (Automatic dependent surveillance — broadcast) is the protocol used by airplanes to give their position beacons.  Eric Carlson from FlightAware.com joins the podcast today to talk about monitoring air traffic with an affordable PiAware
Aviation Scanning with Dave Pascoe, KM3T, from LiveATC.net
Aviation Scanning with Dave Pascoe, KM3T, from LiveATC.net
May 29, 2018
Aviation Scanning - Don't let it go over your head! To someone who has never tuned the aviation band, all the rapid transmissions between aircraft and the controllers can sound like a mash of directions, numbers, letters, and frequencies.   Dave Pascoe, from LiveATC.net joins us on today's podcast to explain what it is you are hearing.
Scanning Air Shows
Scanning Air Shows
May 22, 2018
One of my favorite times of year is when I get to use my radios to scan air shows. The Jones Beach Air Show is every Memorial Day weekend and I have some tips and tricks to maximize your enjoyment when taking your scanner out to the air show. If you dislike crowds, I have some alternative ideas for you as well.
Scanning and Fire Buff Photography
Scanning and Fire Buff Photography
May 15, 2018
Fire Buff Photography with Jim Peruta Today we welcome Jim Peruta, a 45 year veteran of the Volunteer Fire Buff Photography Scene.   Jim shares his wisdom and shares how he captures the incredible images he posts on his site, res23cue.net.

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