Scanners and Scanning
- My first scanner
A little bit about what drove me into this hobby, and the scanner with which I started out.
- The History of PLAN-A
Most Indiana scanner enthusiasts are familiar with PLAN-A. But do you know the origins of these frequencies? Ron Wilbanks wrote a very comprehensive report that takes a look back in time to interoperability, 70's style.
- Beyond 800 MHz
Has your local public safety agency switched to an 800 MHz trunked system? Don't throw out that old scanner! Here's some nifty ideas to keep you in the action.
- Scanning Nextel
I wrote this three part article for Scanning USA Magazine back in 2004, debunking the myths of Nextel's supposedly secure communications system. I also touched on the threat of Nextel's presence to the scanner hobby and what I felt the future would bring.
(c)2002-2004 Matthew Payne