Building Your Own Scanner with Joey Absi

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Joey Absi talks about how he built his own scanner radio using a Raspberry Pi and Free Software.

Joey’s home built scanner went through several revisions before it became what it is today. And while most of what Joey built can be duplicated at home, he did design some of his own circuits to build a better version.

If you need help building your own version of this radio, you can reach out to Joey using the details below:
Radio Reference: MTL_Emergencies

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What you need to know

  • Joey created 3 prior versions of this scanner before his current design
  • The scanner runs on a Raspberry Pi 3B
  • OP25 BoatBod is the software that Joey uses to monitor the P25 Simulcast sites
  • Joey added a touch screen display so he can see what the scanner application is doing
  • Using his background in electronics, Joey was able to add personalized features to his build

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