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

Scanning on a Budget
Scanning on a Budget
May 14, 2019
Getting start with scanning or sticking with the hobby on a limited budget can be a bit tricky. Today's guest, Nathan McMullan,  talks about how he is monitoring all his local activity, including a P25 Simulcast solution all on a budget.
#AskScannerSchool V.08
#AskScannerSchool V.08
May 7, 2019
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.
April 30, 2019
DSD Plus is the Swiss Army Knife of digital receiving. By using the power in your computer, it can take most digital signals it receives and play them out your computer speakers.
Signals Everywhere
Signals Everywhere
April 23, 2019
I am a huge fan of Corrosive and his YouTube Channel, Signals Everywhere.Corrosive has been working on his YouTube channel for about 4 years, and has a ton of videos on the SDR topic.   If there is something that I am looking a trying when it comes to SDR, the first place I look is on Corrosive's channel.
Let’s Build Something Together
Let’s Build Something Together
April 16, 2019
Let's Build Something Together!! I will be hosting a 4 week SDR Workshop this May and I would love to have you in our very first training class!
Why did Whistler cancel the TRX-100 and TRX-200?
Why did Whistler cancel the TRX-100 and TRX-200?
April 9, 2019
On March 29, 2019, Whistler announced the end of development for the long awaited TRX-100 and TRX-200.What happened to this product, why did it fail to launch, and what does this mean for Whistler?

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