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.

Learn from Us



Latest Posts

GNU Radio w/ Ben Hilburn
GNU Radio w/ Ben Hilburn
August 20, 2019
GNU Radio is a free and open source software development toolkit that allows you to build your own radios and routines in software, thanks to SDR hardware.
Overcoming the Challenges a Blind Operator Faces in the Scanner Radio Hobby w/ Pete De Vasto
Overcoming the Challenges a Blind Operator Faces in the Scanner Radio Hobby w/ Pete De Vasto
August 13, 2019
Imagine not being able to see what your scanner is doing Now Imagine learning to use your scanner and program it with just screen reader software. This is how Pete has to use his scanners.
#AskScannerSchool V.11
#AskScannerSchool V.11
August 6, 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.
Consulting Call with Ty Stevens
Consulting Call with Ty Stevens
July 30, 2019
Ty Stevens asked a question on last month's Ask Scanner School and by doing so, he won a free consulting call. This is our conversation as I help him with his SDS100 and why he is having issues receiving in his home state of Wyoming.
How to Find the Correct Scanner Radio for your Area
How to Find the Correct Scanner Radio for your Area
July 23, 2019
Here is an easy way to decode the information in the Radio Reference Database so you can pick the right scanner for your area.
Recording Scanner Radio Audio
Recording Scanner Radio Audio
July 16, 2019
An easy way to DVR your Scanner Radio

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