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Southwest Frequency Directory

10th Edition

SWFD-10 is the most up to date scanner information resource for Arizona.  The 240 page 8.5" by 11" directory is organized by county (including all 15 Arizona counties) for easy use and is packed full of information written and edited by local scanner experts!


$29.99  10th Edition Book

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Customer comment about the new edition:

"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


Phoenix/Tucson Metro Guide

10th Edition

Now covering Pinal County!

A compact excerpt from the larger Southwest Frequency Directory. This 215 page 4.25" by 7" book will enhance radio monitoring by providing the most important aspects of its larger counterpart, in a smaller package covering Maricopa (Phoenix), Pima (Tucson) and Pinal counties. Keep one in your car for quick reference!

$19.99  10th Edition Book

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Complete Arizona Package

10th Edition

The perfect combination! Order one Southwest Frequency Directory complete "big book" with detailed statewide coverage, plus one compact Phoenix/Tucson Metro Guide. Enter Coupon Code PMG10 at checkout for $10 off your order. A $49.98 value for just $39.98. Keep one book in your car for quick reference! Also enter Coupon Code freeship at checkout for an additional $4.77 discount to cover nearly all of the shipping cost!

Scannerstuff books are not just another database print-out or collection of varied user submissions... This directory is more comprehensive and accurate than any other book or website anywhere and will help you enjoy your hobby more than ever!

Our GuaranteeWe're so confident you will love this book that if for any reason you don't, we'll buy it back!

Key Benefits of the Southwest Frequency Directory

  • Coverage of All 15 Arizona Counties in 240 Amazingly Detailed Pages

  • Information on Police, Fire, Aircraft, Schools, Hotels, Utilities, Malls, Media, Amateur Radio, Government, Recreation, and more...

  • Frequencies, Channel Numbers & Usage, and PL (CTCSS) Tones

  • Detailed Background Information on many agencies

  • Public Safety Terminology, Codes, Unit Designators/Callsigns and Aircraft

  • Trunked Radio Frequencies, TrunkTracker Talkgroups, System Information, and User Guide

  • Maps of Police Precincts, Districts, or Beats

  • Fire Station Locations, Apparatus, and Incident Responses

  • Statute Numbers / Codes

  • Listeners Guides for Scanners, Trunking, Aircraft, Helicopters, and Fire Monitoring give you valuable information about "what" you are hearing, not just where to tune

  • Travel Information for Major U.S. Cities gives you the basics

  • New and Updated Information in Easy-to-Spot Gray Shading

  • Coverage of all 15 Arizona Counties (Click for Details): Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai and Yuma counties.

Compare the Southwest Frequency Directory and the Metro Guide

Content SWFD Metro Guide
Size 8.5" by 11" 4.25" by 7"
Page Count 240 215
Geographic Coverage Statewide Phoenix & Tucson
Trunking Systems Guide Yes No
Arizona Tower Locations Map Yes No
Terms & Abbreviations Yes Yes
Aircraft Radio Guide Yes No
Aircraft Center Maps Yes No
Medical Helicopter Guide Yes No
Fire Department Guide Yes No
Wildland Fire Guide Yes Abbreviated
Weather Radio Information & Map Yes Yes
Statute & Criminal Code Numbers Yes No
Public Safety Aircraft Designators & Base Locations Yes Yes
State Government Yes Yes
Police Radio Codes Yes Yes
Agency Background Information Yes Abbreviated
Beat & District Maps Yes No
Federal Government Yes Yes
Fire Stations & Apparatus Yes Yes
Airports Yes Yes
Airlines Yes Yes
Amateur Radio Repeaters Yes Yes
Utilities Yes Yes
Public Safety Frequencies & Talkgroups Yes Yes
Military Information Yes Yes
Hotels & Country Clubs Yes No
Recreation Yes Yes
Schools & Universities Yes No
Phoenix/Mesa Digital Radio System Frequencies & Talkgroups Yes Yes
Unit Radio Callsigns Yes No
Fire Department Responses Yes No
Medical & Hospitals Yes No
Industrial Services & Plants Yes No
Malls & Shopping Centers Yes Yes
News Media & Press Yes Yes
Railroads Yes Yes
Miscellaneous Info (FRS, Wireless Mics, Nationwide Retail Stores, Phonetic Alphabet, Air Shows, Marine Radio, CB) Yes Abbreviated
Alphabetical Index of Information Yes Yes


Customer Comments About Scannerstuff Publications (more...)

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

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

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

  • "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

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

  • "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 Dispatcher

  • "All I can say is WOW!  This book is such an improvement over the old ... frequency books." --- Jim Fisher, Tucson, AZ

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

  • "It really makes scanner listening a lot easier." --- Jim Solano

  • "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

  • "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

  • 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

  • "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

  • What a terrific publication. Frankly, you should double the price." - David Allison, Atlanta

  • "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

  • (more...)

The First Choice Communications Reference of...

  • Scanner Hobbyists

  • Newsrooms and Media Personnel

  • Communications Centers

  • Medical, Media, and Law Enforcement Helicopter Pilots

  • Radio Technicians, Engineers, and Planners

  • Public and Private Sector Communications Consultants

Some of the MAJOR Updates in the New 9th Edition SWFD Include...

  • Better Organized Info & More Talkgroups for Phoenix/Mesa/Gilbert Digital System

  • DPS Highway Patrol Radio Channel Plans

  • New Highway/Freeway Milepost Maps

  • Updated Wildland Fire Frequencies

  • Now Includes Most Fire Stations & Apparatus Statewide

  • Revised Cochise & Pinal County Sheriff Patrol Districts

  • Military Trunked Radio Information for Fort Huachuca, Davis-Month, Luke AFB and others

  • New Flagstaff Areawide Fire Radio Channel Plan

  • New Flagstaff Police Trunked Radio System Info

  • Updated Graham & Greenlee County Sheriff Radio Systems

  • New Tempe and ASU PD Trunked Radio Information

  • Updated Chandler PD and Phoenix PD Channels

  • Revised Beat Maps for Gilbert PD, Glendale PD, Peoria PD, Oro Valley PD, Scottsdale PD, Maricopa County SO, Pima County SO and others

  • Updated Police Radio Callsigns (Unit Designators)

  • Updated University of Phoenix Stadium Frequencies

  • Complete Navajo Nation PD Radio Channel Plan

  • Updated Northwest FD Channel Plans

  • Lists of New Fire Unit Numbering System in Tucson Area

  • New Pinal County Sheriff Radio Channels

  • Consolidated Pinal County Fire Unit Numbering System

  • More Info on Yuma's 800 MHz Western Arizona Regional Interoperability Communications System (WARICS)

  • New Sedona Areawide Fire Radio Channel Plan

  • Rural/Metro Tucson Channel Usage Chart

  • Revised Southwest Ambulance Numbering System

  • Updated Medical Helicopters & Bases

  • New Digital P25 Tucson Electric Power talkgroups


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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"