Plectrons and Early Fire Alerting

Plectrons and Early Fire Alerting

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Gregg Johnson and I discuss Plectrons and early fire alerting methods before portable radios and pagers were commonplace. We discuss the history of Plectron receivers and how volunteer firefighters were alerted to calls before they had in-home radio alerting or portable receivers.   (more…)
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AM/FM DXing with Loyd Van Horn

AM/FM DXing with Loyd Van Horn

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Today we welcome Loyd Van Horn. Loyd is the founder of dxcentralonline.com, and a former radio guy. He was a columnist with Monitoring Times magazine, writing the weekly GlobalNet column, which dealt with online streaming of radio/TV. (more…)
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SDRplay with Jon Hudson

SDRplay with Jon Hudson

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SDRplay - the Software Defined Radio User's SDR In this episode, Phil talks to Jon Hudson, co-creator of the SDRplay devices We talk about the evolution of radio scanning software, the advantages of SDRplay and SDRuno, where we think the scanner hobby is headed. Software Defined Radio Courses are open! Check out our first two courses from Scanner School - both are all about Software Defined Radios. Our Free course will have you up and running with Software Defined Radios in an afternoon. our Second courses is more details and will take you through multiple different SDR setups, software, and hardware. Learn more about these two courses at https://courses.scannerschool.com (more…)
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SDR++ with Alex Rouma

SDR++ with Alex Rouma

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Open Source, Cross Platform, and Free SDR Software In this episode, Phil talks to Alex Rouma, author and creator of SDR++. They discuss how Alex got into SDRs, where SDR++ is now and where he hopes it can go, and how you can contribute to this open source software’s development, whether you’re a programmer or not. Free SDR webinar! Our new webinar will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "Why Every Scanner User Needs an SDR: The #1 Underrated Tool that should be in your setup" will be March 23, 2021. Register now at www.scannerschool.com/webinar (more…)
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Using a SDR as a Scanner

Using a SDR as a Scanner

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Greg Weamer ditched his scanner for a SDR In this episode, Phil talks to listener Greg Weamer about his SDR setup. They get into the history of SDR development, what you can do with an SDR that you can’t do with a hardware-based scanner, and where they think the future of SDRs is heading. Free SDR webinar! Our new webinar will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "Why Every Scanner User Needs an SDR: The #1 Underrated Tool that should be in your setup" will be March 23, 2021. Register now at www.scannerschool.com/webinar (more…)
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Ham Radio Prep

Ham Radio Prep

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The Easy Way to Study for Your Ham Ticket In this episode, we welcomes back guest Chuck Gysi from Ham Radio Prep. We discuss the Ham radio licensing exams, the new extra course launching soon, and more. Sign up for Ham Radio Prep using our affiliate link: www.scannerschool.com/hamradioprep (more…)
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Federal Scanning with Chris Parris

Federal Scanning with Chris Parris

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Are you interested in scanning Federal agency frequencies? In this episode, Phil welcomes Chris Parris, an expert on Federal scanning and writer of the blog The Fed Files. They discuss how Chris found his way into Federal scanning, tips and tricks for people interested in trying it, and so much more! (more…)
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Improving Your Scanner’s Audio

Improving Your Scanner’s Audio

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Do you want to know how to improve your scanner’s audio? In this episode, Phil welcomes back Harrison Wilson to discuss sound quality with scanner radio setups. They discuss external speakers, how sound vibrations work, audio mixers, and more. (more…)
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