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Superior WI Old Firehouse and Police Museum

A recent weekend excursion took us to the far northwestern corner of the state of Wisconsin to visit the city of Superior. Superior, WI is nestled on the western edge of Lake Superior and shares one of the busiest shipping ports on the Great Lakes with its neighbor across the bay: Duluth, MN. In our […]

How to increase the range of a radio scanner

Radio Scanning has come a long way since the old ‘Rock Boxes’ of the 1970’s. This article explores how to get the best performance out of your analog or digital radio scanner. Radio scanning is a great hobby. Not only do you stay informed with happening in your neighborhood or community, but listening to a […]

Digital J-Pole Antennas

Our community, Wausau and Marathon County, Wisconsin is in the process of converting their analog radio system over to a narrow band digital radio system. Marathon County has about 130,000 residents and covers an area about the size of the state of Connecticut, so this is no small task. The new system has several microwave […]

Monitoring Aviation Band Communications

A big segment of the scanner community is centered around listening to aircraft communications that happen on the ground and in the air. Living near a major airport, these transmissions can be quite numerous; but even in less populated area you can hear a plethora of signals. Air to ground signals can carry several hundred miles as […]

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