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



Latest Posts

Scanner School’s Discord Community
Scanner School’s Discord Community
October 26, 2021
Our brand-new discord server is the ultimate scanner radio community portal.
An Extra Special Podcast Episode
An Extra Special Podcast Episode
October 19, 2021
Today we celebrate Session 200 of the Scanner School Podcast.
Handheld vs Desktop/Mobile Scanners
Handheld vs Desktop/Mobile Scanners
October 12, 2021
Which is better, a handheld or a desktop/mobile scanner?
AskScannerSchool V.37
AskScannerSchool V.37
October 5, 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.
Do You Need an Outdoor Antenna?
Do You Need an Outdoor Antenna?
September 28, 2021
This used to be an obvious question and answer. But now things have changed in the hobby that may have you choosing to skip the antenna installation.
Multi-State Scanning with a Unication Pager
Multi-State Scanning with a Unication Pager
September 21, 2021
Nathan McMullen joins the podcast today to explain how he setup his Unication G-Series pager.   Nathan has taken several multi-state road trips with his pager and was able to listen to public safety during his trip.

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