10 Things Preppers Must Know About Scanning

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What do preppers need to know about scanners? 

I've been on several prepping podcasts lately and this this is a common question. 

What do you need to know about using scanners ?

Do you know what to do before the emergency?

What kind of scanner do you need?  How do you set it up?


What you need to know

  • I have 10 things every prepper needs to know about scanning.
  • 1: Know how to use your scanner before the emergency.
  • 2: How to buy the right scanner for your area.
  • 3: Realize that things do change and can change over time.
  • 4: Know where to buy a scanner.
  • 5: Where to get a scanner programmed
  • 6: What you need to know about antennas
  • 7: What are the important frequencies or talk groups in use in your area?
  • 8: Batteries
  • 9: Know the NOAA Weather Frequencies
  • 10: Know how to enable and disable those “nuisance checks”

Links and Sources from this session:

Scanner School Courses

“Armed Squirrel Podcast” Ep. 193

“Changing Earth Podcast” Ep.213 

Surviving the Storm Training Course

Scanner School Podcast on Using the Right Scanner

Radio Reference Database

Scanner Master 

Diamond Discone D130NJ

Coaxial Cable LMR400 

Scanner School Podcast on Batteries 

Scanner School Podcast on Weather Alert Monitoring 

Scanner School Facebook Group 

Bonus Material:

Are you looking for your first scanner radio?

Download our new e-guide, “5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Scanner”.   This free PDF is about 30 pages long and has 5 things you should look for, plus a few extra bonus items to make sure you make an educated purchase.

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