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

Podcasts
Videos
Consulting

Testimonials

Latest Posts

AM/FM DXing with Loyd Van Horn
AM/FM DXing with Loyd Van Horn
May 11, 2021
Loyd Van Horn from DXCentralOnline.com joins the podcast to talk about AM and FM DXing.
AskScannerSchool V.32
AskScannerSchool V.32
May 4, 2021
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.
Decimal, Binary, Octal, and Hex
Decimal, Binary, Octal, and Hex
April 27, 2021
The evolution of computing has lead to several different numbering systems.  Two of these systems we find in the scanner radio environment.
Scanners vs Receivers
Scanners vs Receivers
April 20, 2021
Scanners can Scan.  Receivers can Receive.  Receivers can also Scan and Scanners can also Receive.  So what makes them different?
What Can You Do When They Encrypt?
What Can You Do When They Encrypt?
April 13, 2021
Encryption of police and fire department frequencies, and how to get around them and discover new frequencies in the process. 
AskScannerSchool V.31
AskScannerSchool V.31
April 6, 2021
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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