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information about scanning / magazines and books about scanning
- "ASK BOB" Anthology [cd]
For more than two decades, Bob Grove's popular "Ask Bob" monthly column has been a favorite among Monitoring Times readers. Now you can enjoy reading hundreds of the most informative questions and answers submitted by readers over the years, specially chosen for this edition based upon timeliness, general appeal and importance. Whether your interests are in antennas, scanners, shortwave, basic theory, or all these and more, this is one fascinating and informative CD you won't want to stop reading!
- An Introduction to Scanners and Scanning [book]
A useful reference to scanner listeners for those who own World Band Radios and anyone with an interest in short wave listening of any description. ASIN: 0859342565
- Citizen's Guide to Scanning [book]
A thorough and informative look at all the areas of scanner listening - aero, military, federal, fire, police, emergency, telephones, business, entertainment, space, maritime - even the unusual stuff. The Citizen's Guide shows you how to monitor each type and helps you understand the jargon you're hearing. Also features a basic introduction to scanner listening and includes an excellent reference to the various scanner frequency bands. ASIN: 0936653442
- DISPATCH Monthly Magazine [magazine]
The Premier Source of Public Safety Dispatching News.
- Emergency Radio : Scanning News As It Happens [book]
- Grove Antenna Anthology [cd]
This new compendium of three books--Bob Grove's Antenna Factbook, Clem Small's Antenna Handbook, and Matt Small's Antenna Design Program--contains a wealth of antenna information for the serious listener.
- Grove Federal Frequency Directory on CD-Rom [cd]
Since 1982, official federal government frequency database records have been classified "Confidential," unavailable to the public. Now Grove has assembled from non-government sources--mostly derived from off-the-air monitoring--a massive compendium of federal government frequency allocations. Additional chapters describe federal radio systems, frequency assignment procedures, and a comprehensive by-agency table of HF (2-30 MHz) nationwide frequencies. A glossary of agency abbreviations is included. Conveniently accessible in PDF format by Adobe Acrobat (included), the self-loading FFD contains thousands of federal government frequencies and users in the 2-420 MHz spectrum, the largest and most accurate listing available outside classified government files. Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Army, NASA, U.S. Marshals, United Nations, Customs, White House Communications, FBI, Border Patrol, IRS, Secret Service, FAA, National Strike Force, DEA, Post Office, TVA, U.S. Capitol Police, Social Security, NSA, Forest Service, FEMA, Indian Affairs, and dozens of other agencies are included in this comprehensive database. Easy to use and searchable by frequency, agency, or key words, the new Grove FFD is your key to identifying government radio users of the VHF/UHF spectrum.
- Grove Military Frequency Directory [cd]
This exhaustive CD-ROM database now incorporates all 50 state-by-state lists and adds:
Also includes the Department of Defense (DOD) worldwide en-route planning directories and supplements!
- Aerial refueling
- Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC)
- Air to ground nationwide frequencies
- Official Department of Defense (DOD) worldwide FLIP publications
- HF/VHF/UHF, all modes
- Monitor America: The National Communications Guide [book]
This is the most detailed and accurate book ever written on the communications of our nation. This expanded 1000 page guide covers 250 metropolitan and resort areas, along with all state, intercity, and federal radio nets. Written with the help of radio managers and hundreds of the most knowledgeable hobbyists, it's filled with police, fire and EMS frequencies, usages, codes, unit IDs, maps, trunking plans and even radio system descriptions. This edition covers railroads, military air, race teams, phones, shortwave, federal agencies, plus State Patrols, DOT, emergency management, sheriffs, local police, fire, EMS, national parks, hotels, malls, sports, media, airports, colleges, recreation, theme parks, etc. If you travel or want detailed state data, try this book!
- Monitor the World [book]
Covering police, fire, media, government, military and business channels in 70 countries around the world. Special frequencies include phones, embassy security, utilities, taxis, rail, airports, federal police, amateur radio, and more. Overseas skip monitoring text is included.
- Monitoring Times [magazine]
The Leader in Scanner and Shortwave Communications. Now also available as MT Express, a downloadable PDF version of the print magazine.
- Mr. Scanner FCC Database [cd]
This information-packed, 2-CD set features official FCC records of licensees by state in the 25-1300 MHz range. Includes police, fire, ambulance, hospital, railroads, business, airports, AM/FM/TV broadcasting, armored express, paging, press, public transportation, common carrier, microwave relay, and public utilities. Trunk-Tracker IDs and ten codes or also listed. Data fields which may be searched independently include frequency, city, county, call sign, and service code; includes latitude and longitude as well. Export your records by ASCII or DBase.
- National Communications [magazine]
National Communications is the magazine for every radio user. Anyone who has bought a scanner or CB or the first time to the radio pro will find this magazine packed full of useful information. They have stories for the novice on how to program that first scanner to the electronic technician who wants to modify his scanner or CB. National Communications is produced by the industry's leading writers.
- POLICE CALL [book]
POLICE CALL is a must for all radio scanner users. It is available in 7 different volumes which cover separate geographic regions of the continental United States plus Puerto Rico. The book includes the most up-to-date listings for Public Safety and Commercial radio users. The public safety frequencies include Police, Fire, Special Emergency, Highway, Local Government, Forectry and Emergency Medical, along with a separate comprehensive section on trunking radio systems. Public Safety frequencies are sorted by both alphabetically by city and by frequency.
- Popular Communications [magazine]
- Scanner Modifications and Antennas [book]
Whether you're scanning for valuable emergency information or just our of curisity, you want to get the most out of your equipment. This book will teach you how to get your straight-out-of-the-box scaner working to its fullest potential. Instructions are written as simply as possible so that just about anyone who can determine the hot end of a soldering iron can modify his or her scanner. ISBN: 1581600410
- Scanners 4: Scanning Into the Future [book]
- Scanners And Secret Frequencies [book]
- Scanning Magazines [article]
This article by Rich Carlson N9JIG, reviews the three monthly magazines of most interest to scanning hobbyists.
- Scanning USA [magazine]
The only monthly magazine devoted 100% to scanning and the scanning hobbyist -- NO Shortwave, Broadcast, DXing, or CB.
- Southwest Frequency Directory [book and cd]
The 200-page 8.5" by 11" Arizona Region directory is set-up by county (including all 15 Arizona counties) for easy use and is packed full of information written and edited by local scanner experts! The smaller 80-page Phoenix Metro Guide booklet is a great quick reference resource for the Phoenix area in conjunction with your Arizona Region directory.
- The Top Secret Registry of U.S. Government Radio Frequencies [book]
Concentrating on VHF and UHF scanner frequency ranges, agencies include Secret Service, Customs, DEA, CIA, NSA, White House, Border Patrol, ATF, and dozens of other government bureaus who would prefer not to have their communications frequencies published.
- Tuning In to RF Scanning [book]
- Vhf Marine Radio Scanning Guide [book]
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