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

An Introduction to NXDN
An Introduction to NXDN
October 16, 2018
The basics of NXDN, including the Common Air Interface and conventional NXDN.
Electrical and RF Grounding
Electrical and RF Grounding
October 9, 2018
RF Grounding may help you improve your reception, lower your noise floor, and possibly save your equipment from lightning.
#AskScannerSchool V.01
#AskScannerSchool V.01
October 2, 2018
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.
An Introduction to Batteries
An Introduction to Batteries
September 25, 2018
There are many types of batteries out there.  I'm not talking about battery sized, but the chemical composition that makes up a battery.  From one time use to rechargeable - there is a correct type for every application
Easy Emergency Battery Power
Easy Emergency Battery Power
September 18, 2018
There are a few ways that you can bring emergency power into your scanner radio setup.   But there aren't many ways that can be ready to go in the blink of an eye.
Petition to Save WWV, WWVB, and WWVH
Petition to Save WWV, WWVB, and WWVH
September 11, 2018
The 2019 annual budget for NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) decreased by $49 Million USD from the 2018 budget. Due to the decrease in budget, the NIST has decided to pull funding for WWV, WWVB, and WWVH.   This move will save NIST $6.3 Million USD.  

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