War Driving

War Driving

Podcasts
Today we will be talking about War driving with your scanner radio to find frequencies that are in use during your day-to-day travels. War driving is a term that comes from the Wi-Fi cracking or hacking hobby which basically means searching for open Wi-Fi wireless networks usually from a moving vehicle using a laptop or a smartphone. “War Driving” can be one of the more interesting ways to find new frequencies.   (more…)
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Airspy SDRs

Airspy SDRs

Podcasts
When I bought my first Airspy, I realized that I was really starting to get serious into the SDR side of the hobby. Before my Airspy’s, I was buying the cheap SDR’s that did not have a TCXO and would seriously drift.  It was a joy to start using the Airspy receivers. Since then, cheap RTL style SDR’s with TCXO’s have come out on the market that reduce the drifting issue. If you are looking for a reliable Software Defined Radio that works right out of the box, then you want an Airpsy SDR.   (more…)
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Marine Monitoring

Marine Monitoring

Podcasts
Being here on Long Island, we are obviously surrounded by water on all sides. One of my favorite things to scan during the summertime are the VHF Marine Channels, as well as the USCG “CG”, “LANT” or “NET” frequencies (whatever they are called these days). I’d like to thank Greg Weamer for suggesting this week’s podcast topic.  If you have a topic you’d like me to cover, please let me know. (more…)
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Severe Weather and Disaster Preps and Checklists

Severe Weather and Disaster Preps and Checklists

Podcasts
Today we will talk about severe weather monitoring and prepping. This doesn't just stop at severe weather, but this could be any type of natural disaster. Today's podcast episode is all about how to set up your scanner. What scanner should you have on hand? What kind of radio should you have on hand and what to know before the event happens, so that you can prepare? (more…)
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Radio Reference Database 2.0

Radio Reference Database 2.0

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Radio Reference released version 2.0 of their Database.  This is the first complete overhaul and rewrite of the database in about 10 years. There are many changes when it comes to navigating the new database and once you learn where things are, the new database is much quicker and easier to navigate. If you are looking for a video version of this podcast, you can view one at https://www.scannerschool.com/session235v (more…)
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Anytone AT-878UVII Plus

Anytone AT-878UVII Plus

Podcasts
The Anytone AT-878UVII Plus is a very popular Amateur Radio used for DMR. Since it also covers outside the VHF and UHF Ham Band and covers DMR, it could be used to scan some conventional traffic.   Or can it? Let’s discuss using this popular radio for scanning and decide if this radio is worth adding to our scanner radio collection.   (more…)
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