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

Understanding Uniden DMA Programming
Understanding Uniden DMA Programming
March 19, 2019
Programming a scanner using Uniden's DMA ( Dynamic Memory Architecture ) can be a very intimidating task.But don't fear this memory configuration any longer.  By the end of the podcast, you will understand how DMA works and how you can use DMA to program your scanner efficiently. 
New Unication G2 and G3 Pagers
New Unication G2 and G3 Pagers
March 12, 2019
Unication has released a new pair of P25 ready pagers, the G2 and the G3. Are these a good fit for your monitoring needs?
#AskScannerSchool V.06
#AskScannerSchool V.06
March 5, 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.
Scanner Apps for your Smartphone and Tablet
Scanner Apps for your Smartphone and Tablet
February 26, 2019
Enhance your scanning hobby with these apps for your smartphone and tablet.
An Introduction to SDR
An Introduction to SDR
February 19, 2019
Software defined radios are what I feel, is keeping the hobby alive and is the new frontier when it comes to scanning. This is why you need to try SDR.
I hear my wife – but I listen to my scanner
I hear my wife – but I listen to my scanner
February 12, 2019
This week is Valentine's Day ...and I wanted to bring someone special on the podcast and get their point of view on the scanning hobby.

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