196 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 • 113 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.

    How 9/11 and Katrina Changed Scanning

    How 9/11 and Katrina Changed Scanning

    What changed in the radio landscape in 20 years post 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina here in the US?

    Have you ever wondered why we have so many new P25 systems showing up in the 700 MHz band?

    These are the questions we are asking in today's podcast.

    • 29 min
    Ask Scanner School v36

    Ask Scanner School v36

    I love answering your scanner radio questions, and today I answer some questions that have been submitted via our ask page, email, and social media platforms, including YouTube. You can submit your questions at www.scannerschool.com/ask.

    • 35 min
    DTV - The P25 Killer ?

    DTV - The P25 Killer ?

    In today’s podcast, I am going to talk about P25 digital technologies on the UHF T-band and how this decision has caused many problems for P25 Trunked Systems.

    • 22 min
    Frequency Bands

    Frequency Bands

    What are frequency bands and why are they important when it comes to global frequency management?

    • 23 min
    P25 TDMA Control Channels

    P25 TDMA Control Channels

    What are TDMA Control Channels on P25 trunk systems, and what does this mean for the scanner radio hobby?

    • 34 min
    Lessons Learned - Vacationing with a Scanner

    Lessons Learned - Vacationing with a Scanner

    Today’s guest, Bill Sawyer, recently wrote a column for National Communications magazine about vacation scanning.

    Bill joins us today to discuss his successes and failures when it comes to taking his scanner on family vacations.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

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.

Jack Haycock ,

Scanner School Podcast is full of great info!

Phil knows everything about scanner radios! Every episode of Scanner School Podcast has at least one valuable tidbit of info that will add to your scanner radio knowledge. The episodes are entertaining and informative and are packed with information. I’m listening to all of the previous episodes and find them to be a complete course on the scanner radio hobby. Thank you Phil for sharing your knowledge with everyone who wants to learn more!

Jack Haycock

Lily15 IPhone ,

I’ve Been Scanning for Years, but I’m Learning New Things!

I’ve had scanners since I was a kid, and I thought I knew everything, but these podcasts are teaching me little tips and tricks I’ve never known about!

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