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

Scanning Air Shows
Scanning Air Shows
May 22, 2018
Fire Buff Photography with Jim Peruta Today we welcome Jim Peruta, a 45 year veteran of the Volunteer Fire Buff Photography Scene.   Jim shares his wisdom and shares how he captures the incredible images he posts on his site, res23cue.net.
Scanning and Fire Buff Photography
Scanning and Fire Buff Photography
May 15, 2018
Fire Buff Photography with Jim Peruta Today we welcome Jim Peruta, a 45 year veteran of the Volunteer Fire Buff Photography Scene.   Jim shares his wisdom and shares how he captures the incredible images he posts on his site, res23cue.net.
Fire Tone Out Alerting and Fire Paging
Fire Tone Out Alerting and Fire Paging
May 8, 2018
Fire Tone Out (FTO) is a feature included with higher end Uniden Scanners but has been around longer than your Scanner.
Severe Weather Monitoring and Weather Alert Radios
Severe Weather Monitoring and Weather Alert Radios
May 1, 2018
Severe Weather Monitoring goes beyond just scanning the weather band. Your scanner might double as a weather alert radio, but it can do more than just alert you during severe weather.
Tips and Tricks when dealing with Simulcast
Tips and Tricks when dealing with Simulcast
April 24, 2018
Simulcast is when multiple transmit locations broadcast the same information at the same time on the same frequency Simulcast can cause problems with digital reception on today's scanners.  We have some tips and tricks when dealing with simulcast and run through a few solutions on today's podcast
The Benefits of Joining a Local Scanner Radio Community with Marshall Sherard – KE4ZNR
The Benefits of Joining a Local Scanner Radio Community with Marshall Sherard – KE4ZNR
April 17, 2018
If you are in the market for a new P25 scanner that supports Phase 1, Phase 2, and X2-TDMA, this session of the Scanner School Podcast is for you. This podcast we share our P25 Scanner Radio Reviews and talk about some of the pros and cons of the scanners currently on the market.

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