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

How to Setup a Private Scanner Feed in Under 30 Minutes
How to Setup a Private Scanner Feed in Under 30 Minutes
February 18, 2020
Here is how to set up a live feed of your scanner radio to be hosted on your home computer in less time than it takes to have a pizza delivered.
Rail Scanning with Joe Curtis
Rail Scanning with Joe Curtis
February 11, 2020
Does your area have a lot of rail traffic that you want to scan? How can you get started? In this episode, we have guest Joe Curtis. He shares about his background, his setup, how he monitors train location while trackside, and more.
AskScannerSchool V.17
AskScannerSchool V.17
February 4, 2020
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.
Uniden SR30C
Uniden SR30C
January 28, 2020
The Uniden SR30C is the newest release by Uniden. Hitting the market in late 2019, this scanner replaces the BC75XLT as a their entry level scanner.
Recording your Scanner’s Audio to a PC
Recording your Scanner’s Audio to a PC
January 21, 2020
Have you ever wondered how to record your scanner audio? What software tools and equipment would you need? In this podcast, we have guest Garrett Farwell.  He shares about his background, his setup, how he records his scanner audio to PC, and why.
Remembering Paul “Upman” Opitz
Remembering Paul “Upman” Opitz
January 14, 2020
Today we remember Rodney Paul "Upman" Opitz.

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