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

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.
#AskScannerSchool V.05 – A Consulting Call with Tyler Detmers
#AskScannerSchool V.05 – A Consulting Call with Tyler Detmers
February 5, 2019
Today, I sit down with Tyler Detmers, who requested a one on one consulting call.   We turned this call into a podcast so you can listen in and hear what Tyler is up to.
Ham Radio University 2019
Ham Radio University 2019
January 22, 2019
Ham Radio University is an annual event on Long Island.  While most of the topics at the event are centered around Amateur Radio, not all of the forums are strictly geared to the Ham hobb
DMR Trunking
DMR Trunking
January 15, 2019
DMR trunking comes in 3 flavors - Connect Plus, Capacity Plus, and Capacity Max
An Introduction to DMR
An Introduction to DMR
January 8, 2019
DMR is short for Digital Mobile Radio - An open standard created as defined by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute or ETSI
#AskScannerSchool V.04
#AskScannerSchool V.04
January 1, 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.

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