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For more than a decade Scannerstuff has provided scanner radio hobbyists with detailed, locally-edited publications to assist with professional and hobby monitoring of radio communications including police, fire, aircraft, recreation, and more.

We're confident that you will be completely satisfied with our publications. But don't take our word for it, read below for a sample of the feedback we regularly receive...

  • "I thought I'd purchase the Southwest Frequency Directory to get the latest and greatest frequencies for the area... After thumbing through it I was quite impressed. It's well laid out, easy to read and includes every frequency one would need... What really sets this frequency book apart from all others I've seen is the narratives not only on general radio scanning but on each of the radio systems. The maps are going to be a great help since I'm not a native Arizonan. Thanks for such a great frequency guide."   --- scanner expert Tracy Justus, Simi Valley, CA

  • "The information is outstanding; It makes a perfect reference manual!" --- Rod Thompson, Deputy Chief, Rural/Metro Fire Department, Scottsdale

  • "What a great book. I used to get [a different book no longer published] and this is even better." --- Ken Shuck, Battalion Chief, Manhattan Beach, CA FD

  • "The new book looks GREAT!"    --- Member of Phoenix area law enforcement agency  

  • "It's Awesome!! Very, very good job! Blows away any other frequency directory I have ever purchased. Great compilation... And great format!" --- Craig Lindstrom, Big Bear Lake, CA 

  • "This guide is most certainly the "gold standard" to which all other frequency guides should be held. The information is laid out in a clear and concise manner and it is very easy to quickly find the information you need." --- Matt Sciascia, Police Radio Dispatch 

  • "I am on the City of Glendale inter-operability committee. The Southwest Frequency Directory has been a great aid." --- Jerry Wightman, Glendale, AZ  

  • "The best of all scanner books I have purchased so far... I cannot believe just how well organized and informative this book is. If you haven't got this book, you're definitely missing a great tool. --- Vince, Torrance, CA

  • "Went on vacation to Arizona for the Christmas break. Before leaving, purchased a copy of the Southwest Frequency Directory to take with us. Trust me, it was a great addition to our travels and well worth the purchase." --- J. Patrick McDonald, Vista, CA

  • "Your book is definitely worth the investment, even for rural scanning... I reprogrammed my scanner last night and discovered several new things I had never heard around here... Thanks again for an awesome publication." --- Patrick Lukens, Safford, AZ

  • "All I can say is WOW!  I had been out of the scanning community for about 11 years and this book is such an improvement over the old ... frequency books. Thanks for such a great book." --- Jim Fisher, Tucson, AZ  

  • "Wow, quick service. Well worth the money and why didn't I do this sooner? Thanks for all of your effort and that of the team!" --- David French (N7FAN), Chandler, AZ  

  • "Great publication you have!" --- Mike Watson, Atlanta, GA

  • "You have done a great job on SCFD. I love it! Thank you so much!" --- Brad Bosley, San Diego, CA

  • "I just moved here from south Florida and just bought your book. It's the best frequency book I have ever got my hands on." --- Bob in Woodstock, GA

  • "It is head and shoulders above the competition in my opinion.  The clear listing of talkgroups, functions, analog or digital, etc. is exactly what I have been looking for.  You can count on me as a customer any time a new edition is published."  --- Ed Sack, Coronado, CA

  • "I must say that I am VERY impressed with the NWFD that I recently purchased directly from you. Thanks so much!" --- Brad Hazeltine, KC7WHO, Duvall, WA

  • "Your books are incredibly professional and top of the line." --- Peter Muller, Cathedral City, CA

  • "Cool Stuff! A fine piece of work! I may know more about Arizona now than [my home state]." -Don Irving

  • "WOW!! I give it 5 stars. This is packed with all the important information we all need. It really blows away [the national book on newsprint]. Great job!!!" --- Nate Dampier, Atlanta, GA

  • "Compared to the Yugo of [the popular national frequency book on newsprint], it is like a tricked out Roll's limo!" -Larry Carter, Dayton, Oregon

  • "Finally... had a chance to look through one of your books. Obviously I was impressed. I'm looking forward to having my own." --- Armand Sperduti, Tucson, AZ  

  • "This book has become my scanning bible. None of the online sources can touch it." --- Al Hearn, Marietta, GA

  • "You guys did a great job on the new scanner book. It is awesome!" --- Tom Jones, railroad dispatcher, Los Gatos, CA  

  • "Love the Southern California Frequency Directory...I use all of the on-line sources, but I seem to get the most reliable info from the Directory." --- Dave Thomas, Los Angeles, CA

  • "Outstanding!!!" --- Ignatius Kapalczynski, Author, American Fire Service Book

  • "You have done a great job. It really makes scanner listening a lot easier." --- Jim Solano  

  • "What a great job. I really look forward to using it.." --- Tom Leak, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 

  • "Just picked up this [edition] as my copy of the sixth edition and companion update are getting a little frayed and dogeared from use. Really like what I see-especially the inclusion of more maps and the larger pages. And adding the airport sectionals is a nice touch. I couldn't wait to get home from the road and snatch it up. Thanks much for your efforts and keep it up." --- Mark West, KD7LQW

  • "I received my copy of the Southern California Frequency Directory last Thursday and I love it! I have been monitoring for over 20 years. Until last year, I used [another book that is no longer published].  It's okay if all you want is the basics, but your book is so much better.  I am amazed by the information in the SCFD. I think it is well worth the price and I would highly recommend it to any monitoring hobbyist." --- Mark Hinton

  • "You guys rock!!  It's awesome!  It's about time one can have confidence that the people that produce a directory actually have a good network of people who actually listen to the frequencies !!!" -Bob Kenney, Motorola employee, Gilbert, AZ

  • "I am so glad that I purchased the Southwest Frequency Directory! Your guide blows away [a competing book]. Your guide is up-to-date... and the contributions of local scanner enthusiasts adds a grassroots feel to this extraordinary reference piece. The scanner/trunking basics...  are very informative. You preclude erroneous, irrelevant and out-dated frequencies and information from... this organized directory. The amount of information in one place is truly a treasure. I would have to spend hours on the Internet surfing scanning websites... just to come close to matching the information contained within the Directory. Finally, SWFD gives URL links and various resources in case I need help, or to further my understanding and knowledge of scanning and trunked systems." --- Jonathan Spahr, Sun Lakes, AZ

  • "I must say that the detail...  is way above and beyond what I expected. I'm really amazed at the depth of information you've been able to provide. Thanks for a job well done." - Charlie Cargill, Halifax, MA  

  • "I am very impressed with all of the information that you have compiled. Great job!" --- Richard Tilch, Vista (CA) Fire Department 

  • "I purchased the So.Cal Edition of the Frequency Directory, it's the best, most complete and accurate publication I've seen. I've been scanning and listening before scanners were available, since 1956. I was pleasantly surprised when I received the directory. It's size is also very convenient." --- Ken Lawrence, Bakersfield, CA

  • "I really like the new larger format of SWFD. This revision is [Scannerstuff] best work to date! Discovering SWFD at Spy Headquarters a few years ago was a dream come true!" --- Tim Ploughe, Chandler , AZ  

  • "Looks great and tons of good info." --- Peter Sanders, Beverly Hills, CA

  • "This book rocks! I bought the book just to see if it was better than [another common frequency book] and it certainly is. Everything was right there. A couple years of research [on my part] could have been a few minutes [with this book]. I like everything about it." --- Dominique Watkins

  • "It lives up to all it was advertised and much more, Great Job!" --- Doug Brecht, Edmonton, Alberta

  • The Atlanta Frequency Directory is "a great little book" that "helps the hobby." --- Gwinnett County Police Sergeant

  • "I've purchased from the 2nd edition on up... I still visit family in the Phoenix area a couple of times a year and find the SWFD to be invaluable due to my short visits." --- Scott West, Longmont, CO

  • "This directory is GREAT! Keep up the good work."  --- Aaron Porath  

  • "I'm incredibly impressed with the quality. The size is just right, easy to hold on to and the information inside is superb." --- Peter H. Muller, Blaine, WA

  • "Just what I needed. Sure wish I hadn't bothered to buy... the couple of others that I did before I found Scannerstuff. What a terrific publication with extras like the police precinct maps. Perfect! Frankly, you should double the price. The Atlanta guide is worth it." --- David Allison  

  • "At the Republic, we use [Scannerstuff books] on a regular basis to track down an obscure agency. Case in point was during the prison standoff last spring. Very helpful!" --- Dave Seibert, staff photographer, Arizona Republic newspaper

  • "Thanks to your update feature and the fantastic manual….I am having a wonderful time with my radio.  ...Great information you have supplied.  I want to thank all of you and the folks that helped put this guide together! More customers should know of the great service you have provided!" --- Jason Helmick  

  • "Your Southern California directory is fantastic!" --- Joe Chiasson, Bakersfield, CA

  • "I found positive references to your book on other scanner sites! ...I'm pleased and impressed. Nice job!" --- Terry Layman

  • "Everything about the directory is first class... Thanks for what you do. It is top rate!!" --- Gary Eberle  

  • "Well worth the price. Lots of information." --- Clark Rennie, Los Angeles

  • "This book is GREAT!!" --- Edward Smelko, Santa Monica, CA

  • "Quite possibly the most feature packed book." --- Michael Burke, Ventura County, CA

  • "A much needed tool for today's complex digital technology, yet a breeze to use!" --- Vito A. Manzo, WA6AM, Tujunga, CA

  • "The book... is put together excellently and I find it very informative!!" --- Larry Lorenzen  

  • "What a great book. The best I have ever used. It has increased my scanning enjoyment ten times over." --- Bob Smith, Burbank, CA  

  • "A first rate publication, and better than anything I have seen for Southern California. You have done an outstanding job both in layout and information. Thanks for a great product. I really am glad I found your site on the web." --- Al Bowers, KA6FBB, Apple Valley, CA

  • "Love the book... Best I've seen by far." --- John Bright, San Diego county

  • "Scanner books arrived yesterday and WOW they are great! ...By far the best because of all the additional information provided: Maps, codes, scanner terms, easy-to-read larger print, layout of information with shading of updates, and the up-to-date info on the website. I just can't say enough about how much I like this scanner guide." --- John Ancona, Scottsdale, AZ

  • "I absolutely love this book! It had way more info than I could have hoped for. Thanks again for such an AWESOME book!" --- Steve Minor, Hillsboro, Oregon

  • "Oh, baby, this book is packed with useful info! A literary great for scanner monitoring hounds! SCFD is heads above anything else out there. Well organized for quick reference." --- Don Farnsworth, Lancaster, CA

  • "I just received my books and have to say “WOW!” You have really outdone yourselves with these publications. Thank you again for taking the time and effort to write such a fantastic publication. It was well worth the long wait!" --- Mike Vasiliades, KE7FEH, Tempe, AZ

  • "GREAT JOB on the new SWFD! I like the 8 1/2 x 11 format and the new stuff is great. The state map showing county sheriff frequencies really jumped off the page at me. I have always thought as I am driving around the state and camping I should look up the local S.O. and have a listen. Never got around to it, now all I have to do is look at that map and I can see what county I am in and what the frequencies are. Cool! Same thing with the ADOT map. I still say in over 30 years of playing with radios and scanners, this is the best frequency guide I have ever seen."  --- Ron Parks, WB5DYG, Gilbert, AZ


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A Phoenix (AZ) area news media helicopter pilot calls his Scannerstuff book "the scanner bible".

Scannerstuff Publications are relied on by professionals like this news media helicopter pilot/reporter

"Whether you are new to scanning or an oldtimer, there is a lot of meat here to chew on... The ... Southern California Frequency Directory truly picks up where others leave off." --- Larry Van Horn, Assistant Editor, Monitoring Times Magazine.

"What really sets this frequency book apart from most others is the narratives, not only on general radio scanning but on each of the radio systems... This frequency guide goes the extra mile by including detailed maps and narration by those who monitor these frequencies both professionally and as a hobby." Read an independent review of Scannerstuff publications. 

"At the Republic, we use [Scannerstuff books] on a regular basis to track down an obscure agency. Case in point was during the prison standoff last spring. Very helpful!" --- Dave Seibert, staff photographer, Arizona Republic newspaper

"I still say in over 30 years of playing with radios and scanners, this is the best frequency guide I have ever seen."  --- Ron Parks, WB5DYG, Gilbert, AZ"