Scanner Resources


Two-Way Radios and Scanners For Dummies

This book written by Ham Radio For Dummies author Ward Silver shows novice or would-be radio users how to communicate using today’s citizen’s band radios (CBs), HF and VHF marine radios and ham radios.

It explains how to use scanners and other radios to listen in on aviation and police bands, sporting events such as air shows and auto races, short-wave radio broadcasts, distant TV and radio stations (TV-FM-AM DXing), weather reports, unlicensed radio services, and more.

It covers operating conventions, equipment availability, licensing, and technical considerations for each type of radio. The author details how to install or position radios and antennas for best results in homes, cars, boats, and the outdoors.


Emergency Survival Communications By Dave Ingram.

Be prepared. Learn how to build home communications systems. Covers shortwave, ham, CB, scanners, weather, alternative news, personal communications, weather information, equipment sources. Also how to build and use alternate emergency power sources: solar power, generators, backup batteries, etc. Very informative.


By far the best generic scanner resource is There you can find out almost anything you want about scanning. I've been a member of this site for a while and I can tell you that it is a great source for information and anyone interested in scanning should check it out. You won't be disappointed.


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