323 episodes

Welcome to Scanner School, a podcast dedicated to the Scanner Radio Hobby.

Each week we cover another topic related to scanning and will be answering all of your questions to take you from Scanner Radio Student to Scanner Radio Scholar.

Scanner School - Everything you wanted to know about the Scanner Radio Hobby Phil Lichtenberger

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 131 Ratings

Welcome to Scanner School, a podcast dedicated to the Scanner Radio Hobby.

Each week we cover another topic related to scanning and will be answering all of your questions to take you from Scanner Radio Student to Scanner Radio Scholar.

    323 - SRU103 - Trunked Radio Basics

    323 - SRU103 - Trunked Radio Basics

    Did you know that trunked radio systems are just like an orchestra?
    There are several parts in each that work in harmony.  
    In our latest podcast, we compare the two to make it easier for you to understand exactly how a trunked system works.
    We also dive into why trunked systems are an excellent way of utilizing the limited radio frequency resources.
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    🛒  Check out our new Merch!
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    Squelchy opened his own store selling Scanner School merchandise!
    Show your love for the Scanner Radio Hobby and Scanner School.
    Pick up a hat, shirt, bag, or mug and help support Scanner School.
    🔗 https://scannerschool.myspreadshop.com/
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    🎙 Join our new Scanner Radio Community
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    Join our FREE Discord server and connect with other Scanner Radio Users!
    By using Discord, a free, multi-platform community portal, you can now be part of the Scanner Radio Discussion!
    Chat real time, share photos, ask questions, and give feedback to other's in chat.
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/discord
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    🎓 Check out our online courses
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    Our free Software Defined Radio course will have you up and running with a SDR in a weekend.
    Upgrade to our Advanced Course, and learn how to setup SDR Software like a pro.
    🔗 https://www.courses.scannerschool.com
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    ⚠️ I want to answer your questions
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    I am always looking to answer your scanner radio question.
    If you have a question you'd like answered, please leave me a voicemail with your question:
    📞 516-308-2885
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/ask
    ====================================
    🏆 Thank you Patreon Supporters
    ====================================
    Thank you to all monthly Patreon Supporters.
    Supporting the podcast can be done for as little as $1 per month.
    Supporters at the $3 and $5 level will receive the podcast without the middle commercial break.
    Supporters at the $5 level not only receive the podcast early, but they also get access to discount codes, monthly zoom meetings, and Squelchy sticker packs.
    🔗 Join our Patreon program at https://www.scannerschool.com/patreon
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    🎥 Subscribe to our growing YouTube Channel
    ====================================
    We are live once a month on YouTube to answer your questions. 2024 will be the year of Video for Scanner School Be ready for the upcoming videos by subscribing now to our YouTube channel
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/youtube
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    ➡️ Follow Scanner School on Social Media
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    ▶︎ Twitter - https://www.scannerschool.com/twitter
    ▶︎ Facebook Page - https://www.scannerschool.com/facebook
    ▶︎ Facebook Community - https://www.scannerschool.com/facebookgroup
    ▶︎ Instagram - https://www.scannerschool.com/instagram
    ▶︎ TikTok - https://www.scannerschool.com/tiktok
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    All session notes with links to the items we talked about can be found on our website at https://www.scannerschool.com/session323
    #podcast




     


     

    • 18 min
    SRU102 - Conventional Scanning

    SRU102 - Conventional Scanning

    Conventional is the "OG" when it comes to scanning.
    Every scanner radio that has ever been sold can receive conventional (analog) signals.
    This week's session of Scanner Radio University will break down several modes of conventional transmissions you can receive with your scanner radio.
    🎬 Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://www.scannerschool.com/youtube
     
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    🛒  Check out our new Merch!
    ====================================
    Squelchy opened his own store selling Scanner School merchandise!
    Show your love for the Scanner Radio Hobby and Scanner School.
    Pick up a hat, shirt, bag, or mug and help support Scanner School.
    🔗 https://scannerschool.myspreadshop.com/
    ====================================
    🎙 Join our new Scanner Radio Community
    ====================================
    Join our FREE Discord server and connect with other Scanner Radio Users!
    By using Discord, a free, multi-platform community portal, you can now be part of the Scanner Radio Discussion!
    Chat real time, share photos, ask questions, and give feedback to other's in chat.
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/discord
    ====================================
    🎓 Check out our online courses
    ====================================
    Our free Software Defined Radio course will have you up and running with a SDR in a weekend.
    Upgrade to our Advanced Course, and learn how to setup SDR Software like a pro.
    🔗 https://www.courses.scannerschool.com
    ====================================
    ⚠️ I want to answer your questions
    ====================================
    I am always looking to answer your scanner radio question.
    If you have a question you'd like answered, please leave me a voicemail with your question:
    📞 516-308-2885
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/ask
    ====================================
    🏆 Thank you Patreon Supporters
    ====================================
    Thank you to all monthly Patreon Supporters.
    Supporting the podcast can be done for as little as $1 per month.
    Supporters at the $3 and $5 level will receive the podcast without the middle commercial break.
    Supporters at the $5 level not only receive the podcast early, but they also get access to discount codes, monthly zoom meetings, and Squelchy sticker packs.
    🔗 Join our Patreon program at https://www.scannerschool.com/patreon
    ====================================
    🎥 Subscribe to our growing YouTube Channel
    ====================================
    We are live once a month on YouTube to answer your questions. 2022 will be the year of Video for Scanner School Be ready for the upcoming videos by subscribing now to our YouTube channel
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/youtube
    ====================================
    ➡️ Follow Scanner School on Social Media
    ====================================
    ▶︎ Twitter - https://www.scannerschool.com/twitter
    ▶︎ Facebook Page - https://www.scannerschool.com/facebook
    ▶︎ Facebook Community - https://www.scannerschool.com/faceboo...
    ▶︎ Instagram - https://www.scannerschool.com/instagram
    ▶︎ TikTok - https://www.scannerschool.com/tiktok
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    All session notes with links to the items we talked about can be found on our website at https://www.scannerschool.com/session322
    #podcast

    • 22 min
    SRU101 - Intro to Scanner Radios

    SRU101 - Intro to Scanner Radios

    Welcome to the first in a series of classes that we are calling "Scanner Radio University".
    Over the next several weeks and months, we will be covering topics that will not only be geared towards those just entering the hobby, but topics that maybe you needed to overlook because a lot of today scanners just work out of the box or with computer assisted programming.
    This week, we will cover the basics of what scanner radio is, who uses them, where to buy one, and where to get help.
    🎬 Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://www.scannerschool.com/youtube
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    🔗  Links from today's session (May include Affiliate Links)
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    Radio Reference: https://www.radioreference.com
    Broadcastify: https://www.broadcastify.com
    OpenMHz: https://www.openmhz.com
    Scanner Master:  https://www.scannermaster.com/?click=6262
    Amazon:  https://amzn.to/3wvoREE
    Scanner School Courses:   https://courses.scannerschool.com
    ====================================
    🛒  Check out our new Merch!
    ====================================
    Squelchy opened his own store selling Scanner School merchandise!
    Show your love for the Scanner Radio Hobby and Scanner School.
    Pick up a hat, shirt, bag, or mug and help support Scanner School.
    🔗 https://scannerschool.myspreadshop.com/
    ====================================
    🎙 Join our new Scanner Radio Community
    ====================================
    Join our FREE Discord server and connect with other Scanner Radio Users!
    By using Discord, a free, multi-platform community portal, you can now be part of the Scanner Radio Discussion!
    Chat real time, share photos, ask questions, and give feedback to other's in chat.
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/discord
    ====================================
    🎓 Check out our online courses
    ====================================
    Our free Software Defined Radio course will have you up and running with a SDR in a weekend.
    Upgrade to our Advanced Course, and learn how to setup SDR Software like a pro.
    🔗 https://www.courses.scannerschool.com
    ====================================
    ⚠️ I want to answer your questions
    ====================================
    I am always looking to answer your scanner radio question.
    If you have a question you'd like answered, please leave me a voicemail with your question:
    📞 516-308-2885
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/ask
    ====================================
    🏆 Thank you Patreon Supporters
    ====================================
    Thank you to all monthly Patreon Supporters.
    Supporting the podcast can be done for as little as $1 per month.
    Supporters at the $3 and $5 level will receive the podcast without the middle commercial break.
    Supporters at the $5 level not only receive the podcast early, but they also get access to discount codes, monthly zoom meetings, and Squelchy sticker packs.
    🔗 Join our Patreon program at https://www.scannerschool.com/patreon
    ====================================
    🎥 Subscribe to our growing YouTube Channel
    ====================================
    We are live once a month on YouTube to answer your questions. 2022 will be the year of Video for Scanner School Be ready for the upcoming videos by subscribing now to our YouTube channel
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/youtube
    ====================================
    ➡️ Follow Scanner School on Social Media
    ====================================
    ▶︎ Twitter - https://www.scannerschool.com/twitter
    ▶︎ Facebook Page - https://www.scannerschool.com/facebook
    ▶︎ Facebook Community - https://www.scannerschool.com/faceboo...
    ▶︎ Instagram - https://www.scannerschool.com/instagram
    ▶︎ TikTok - https://www.scannerschool.com/tiktok
    ====================================
    All session notes with links to the items we talked about can be found on our website at https://www.scannerschool.com/session321
    #podcast

    • 18 min
    319 - I'm never selling this radio

    319 - I'm never selling this radio

    Discover the incredible story behind my love for scanner radios.
    Join me as I reminisce about my first scanner radio and how it sparked my lifelong passion to helping others with the scanner radio hobby.
    🎬 Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/CeW3APzXvGM
    ====================================
    🛒  Check out our new Merch!
    ====================================
    Squelchy opened his own store selling Scanner School merchandise!
    Show your love for the Scanner Radio Hobby and Scanner School.
    Pick up a hat, shirt, bag, or mug and help support Scanner School.
    🔗 https://scannerschool.myspreadshop.com/
    ====================================
    🎙 Join our new Scanner Radio Community
    ====================================
    Join our FREE Discord server and connect with other Scanner Radio Users!
    By using Discord, a free, multi-platform community portal, you can now be part of the Scanner Radio Discussion!
    Chat real time, share photos, ask questions, and give feedback to other's in chat.
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/discord
    ====================================
    🎓 Check out our online courses
    ====================================
    Our free Software Defined Radio course will have you up and running with a SDR in a weekend.
    Upgrade to our Advanced Course, and learn how to setup SDR Software like a pro.
    🔗 https://www.courses.scannerschool.com
    ====================================
    ⚠️ I want to answer your questions
    ====================================
    I am always looking to answer your scanner radio question.
    If you have a question you'd like answered, please leave me a voicemail with your question:
    📞 516-308-2885
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/ask
    ====================================
    🏆 Thank you Patreon Supporters
    ====================================
    Thank you to all monthly Patreon Supporters.
    Supporting the podcast can be done for as little as $1 per month.
    Supporters at the $3 and $5 level will receive the podcast without the middle commercial break.
    Supporters at the $5 level not only receive the podcast early, but they also get access to discount codes, monthly zoom meetings, and Squelchy sticker packs.
    🔗 Join our Patreon program at https://www.scannerschool.com/patreon
    ====================================
    🎥 Subscribe to our growing YouTube Channel
    ====================================
    We are live once a month on YouTube to answer your questions. 2022 will be the year of Video for Scanner School Be ready for the upcoming videos by subscribing now to our YouTube channel
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/youtube
    ====================================
    ➡️ Follow Scanner School on Social Media
    ====================================
    ▶︎ Twitter - https://www.scannerschool.com/twitter
    ▶︎ Facebook Page - https://www.scannerschool.com/facebook
    ▶︎ Facebook Community - https://www.scannerschool.com/faceboo...
    ▶︎ Instagram - https://www.scannerschool.com/instagram
    ▶︎ TikTok - https://www.scannerschool.com/tiktok
    ====================================
    All session notes with links to the items we talked about can be found on our website at https://www.scannerschool.com/session319
    #podcast

    • 14 min
    318 - Yaesu FT-60R Review

    318 - Yaesu FT-60R Review

    The Yaesu FT-60R has to be one of the longest radios available for purchase.
    First released in 2004, the FT-60R is still for sale, 20 years later!
    Yes, this is a Ham Radio, but this rugged two way radio has a wide enough receiver that it could be used as a conventional only scanner radio.
    While it lacks some of the bells and whistles that most scanner radios have, this radio has enough going for it that the losses can be overlooked.
    Today’s review is broken down into 3 parts.   A general summary review, a amateur radio review, and a scanner radio review.
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    🔗  Links from today’s podcast
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    Purchase a Yaesu FT-60R: https://amzn.to/3SaIs4b
    Purchase a programming cable: https://ebay.us/6SWnkW 
    ====================================
    🛒  Check out our new Merch!
    ====================================
    Squelchy opened his own store selling Scanner School merchandise!
    Show your love for the Scanner Radio Hobby and Scanner School.
    Pick up a hat, shirt, bag, or mug and help support Scanner School.
    🔗 https://scannerschool.myspreadshop.com/
    ====================================
    🎙 Join our new Scanner Radio Community
    ====================================
    Join our FREE Discord server and connect with other Scanner Radio Users!
    By using Discord, a free, multi-platform community portal, you can now be part of the Scanner Radio Discussion!
    Chat real time, share photos, ask questions, and give feedback to other's in chat.
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/discord
    ====================================
    🎓 Check out our online courses
    ====================================
    Our free Software Defined Radio course will have you up and running with a SDR in a weekend.
    Upgrade to our Advanced Course, and learn how to setup SDR Software like a pro.
    🔗 https://www.courses.scannerschool.com
    ====================================
    ⚠️ I want to answer your questions
    ====================================
    I am always looking to answer your scanner radio question.
    If you have a question you'd like answered, please leave me a voicemail with your question:
    📞 516-308-2885
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/ask
    ====================================
    🏆 Thank you Patreon Supporters
    ====================================
    Thank you to all monthly Patreon Supporters.
    Supporting the podcast can be done for as little as $1 per month.
    Supporters at the $3 and $5 level will receive the podcast without the middle commercial break.
    Supporters at the $5 level not only receive the podcast early, but they also get access to discount codes, monthly zoom meetings, and Squelchy sticker packs.
    🔗 Join our Patreon program at https://www.scannerschool.com/patreon
    ====================================
    🎥 Subscribe to our growing YouTube Channel
    ====================================
    We are live once a month on YouTube to answer your questions. 2024 will be the year of Video for Scanner School Be ready for the upcoming videos by subscribing now to our YouTube channel
    🔗 https://www.scannerschool.com/youtube
    ====================================
    ➡️ Follow Scanner School on Social Media
    ====================================
    ▶︎ Twitter - https://www.scannerschool.com/twitter
    ▶︎ Facebook Page - https://www.scannerschool.com/facebook
    ▶︎ Facebook Community - https://www.scannerschool.com/faceboo...
    ▶︎ Instagram - https://www.scannerschool.com/instagram
    ▶︎ TikTok - https://www.scannerschool.com/tiktok
    ====================================
    All session notes with links to the items we talked about can be found on our website at https://www.scannerschool.com/session318
    #podcast
     

    • 21 min
    317 - 13 Frequencies you need in your scanner right now

    317 - 13 Frequencies you need in your scanner right now

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

KD5LJK ,

Excellent podcast and more for scanner radios fans

This podcast channel and all the associated resources Phil has put together through his scanner school website and related social media sites are superb and fill a need that many of us scanner enthusiasts maybe didn’t even realize existed!. Though I’ve been a licensed ham for many years, after listening to just a few of these podcasts, I’ve already learned details about the hobby that have eluded me for a long time Phil’s down to earth style is excellent and welcoming to all regardless of skill level. I’m looking forward to catching up on two plus years worth of podcasts as well as taking his SDR course. Thanks Phil!

Blueslover1970 ,

Great podcast

Very informative and easy to listen.

VAlistening ,

More Than A Podcast

I had been in the hobby before and when the times kept us home I looked at it again. I started looking and found that what I knew wasn’t current. Ordered new scanner and was amazed how complicated they could appear. Not many resources as well developed as Scanner School. Started at the beginning of podcasts and felt as if my knowledge level increased to be able to use the new radio. Now I have the hobby bad and monitor multiple areas of interest. Not all podcasts apply to my areas of interests but are extremely informative and well produced.

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