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

Looking Back at the Uniden BC780XLT
Looking Back at the Uniden BC780XLT
March 31, 2020
After twenty years, this scanner is still highly collectable.  Do you know why?
Building a Dispatch Facility
Building a Dispatch Facility
March 24, 2020
A scanner is built to receive, but did you ever wonder what it took to build the transmitting part of the signal?
Coronavirus Scanning
Coronavirus Scanning
March 17, 2020
The virus is spreading - and your scanner can keep you updated faster than the media
A New Scanner Net for Everyone
A New Scanner Net for Everyone
March 10, 2020
Join our new weekly net on Zello. No license required and it is open to anyone in the scanner radio hobby!
AskScannerSchool V.18
AskScannerSchool V.18
March 3, 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.
What is Zello and how to use it as a live scanner
What is Zello and how to use it as a live scanner
February 25, 2020
Can you setup a private live scanner feed in a "PTT" app for your smartphone?  You bet you can!

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