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Scanners and Secret Frequencies (Electronic Underground Series) Paperback – September, 1993

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About the Author

Henry Eisenson is a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel with three Vietnam tours behind him. Today he is president of a California technology company, where he still does engineering. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: Electronic Underground Series (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Paladin Press (September 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568660383
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568660387
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,145,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
This book has a copyright date of 1995. Some of the information and laws have changed since this book has been written. The scanners that are on the market today did not exist 12 years ago, therefore most of the information on the scanner itself is hopelessly outdated. Other than radio theory which at times can be confusing, this book is a waste of time.
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All technology and frequencies referenced are over 15 years old at this point. That's several lifetimes in scanning. For example, trunking and digital transmission are referred to as future technologies! Sadly, as a result, over half of the book is obsolete to the point of being useless.

In its day it was deep enough to keep your average hobbyist busy for several years. Were the author to update it this would be one of the best reference manuals around.
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By A Customer on April 17, 1999
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Great scanner book. Covers every aspect of the scanning industry. A must for all scanners and scanner wannabe's. Has frequencies and police termonology to everything else. I recomend this book to anyone who owns a scanner. Greatest scanner book i have & i have all of them.
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The book arrives is good condition. But it contains no frequency information like I thought it would. So its pretty useless to me. But thats not the sellers fault...its mine.
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By Wayne on November 5, 2011
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book was written in the 90's and a lot of things are out of date. Contains no secret frequencies. I would not recommend this book.
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Title overstates the content of the book. There are no secret frequencies.Title overstates the content of the book. There are no secret frequencies.
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Although this book may be many years out of date it tells you the nature of the technology being used. The different people using it, what different people use it for, how scanning radio recievers are aquired, as well as the realities and misconceptions of such devices. In addition to this Mr. Eisenson has a uniquely humorous sarcasm in the way he colorfully describes various different stupid things people do with radio scanners such as "how not to repair or clean them" among other things. Basically even though most of the information is obsolete the book is still a lot of fun for people who are amateur radio and/or scanner enthusiasts.
For example towards the end of the book He states in not so many words that there really are no secret frequencies just different ways of encrypting, coding, and transmitting on them. One might argue that this book is like taking the extra fun information that would have been in an old issue of Radio Shack Police Call (which is now defunct) and multiplying it by at least 100 !!! The book really truly is a must have for people who are into radios.
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By Libra on December 25, 2012
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THIS BOOK HAS ALL THE ANSWERS YOUR LOOKING FOR WHEN IT COMES TO SCANNERS THEIR FREQUENCYS AND HOW TO USE AND PROGRAM A SCANNER.. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH GOOD INFORMATION IN ONE BOOK LIKE THIS ONE HAS.. FOR ALL YOU SCANNER LOVERS>>" BUY IT NOW" !! I WOULD RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE.. GREAT FIND!!
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