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

August 14, 2018
A filter is a great tool to either block unwanted frequencies from reaching your scanner, or only allowing a certain range of frequencies to pass to your receiver.  Depending on your needs the filter you require would change.
August 7, 2018
There are many different way to share a single antenna with multiple radios.  Many will get the job done, but we today we talk about the best way and the preferred way to share one antenna with multiple scanners
Lightning Arrestors
Lightning Arrestors
July 31, 2018
Adding proper grounding and installing lightning arrestors only takes a few minutes and can potentially save your setup.
Jonathan Higgins from Scanner Master
Jonathan Higgins from Scanner Master
July 24, 2018
Jonathan Higgins is the Digital Media Communications Manager for Scanner Master.  He and I speak about his background in scanning, share some great stories, and talk about his "RailFan" experiences.
Coaxial Cable
Coaxial Cable
July 17, 2018
Not all coax is created equal - is the cheap coax really worth investing in?
July 10, 2018
Preamplifiers could help you or hurt you depending on several factors

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