Welcome to the "The Scanner Dude", the web page of
Brian J. Cathcart, Amateur "HAM" Radio Operator KE4PMJ.

A complete scanner guide to the Public Safety radio systems in South Florida!

*** NEW!! 15th EDITION ***
(published February 2014)

Containing the most accurate frequency and trunking information available on Public Safety agencies in Southeast Florida, this is the scanner book you need! Included in the book:

  • Covers all county and city agencies within MIAMI-DADE, BROWARD, PALM BEACH, MARTIN Counties, as well as selected agencies from the STATE OF FLORIDA
  • Frequencies and trunking information for FIRE, POLICE, EMS, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, and, AIRPORTS (including air shows) 
  • Detailed information with receive & transmit frequencies, complete channel descriptions, CTCSS codes, FCC callsigns, unit numbers, station locations, and coverage maps 
  • Index section for cross-referencing frequencies and talkgroup ID's 
  • Miscellaneous information, including the Florida Scanner law, 10-codes, signal codes, and a huge glossary of radio lingo & terms 

New in this Edition:

      Miami Dade County system updates to new P25 system

      Coconut Creek/Margate Police and Fire talkgroup changes

      Removed several expired VHF/UHF frequencies

      Updated FPL with channel plan/talkgroups from FPL radio

      Numerous updates throughout the book

Whether you're a resident of Southeast Florida, or just a visitor, this is what you need for complete Public Safety monitoring!

Each edition has a different color cover. The 15th edition cover color is GREEN.

Click HERE to see a sample from the book.

Only $25.00 each (includes FREE shipping!)

Available in either PRINTED or CD-ROM format. The printed format is a comb-bound book with black-and-white pages. The CD-ROM format is the entire book as an Adobe AcrobatTM 8.0 file, with the maps and graphics in color.


Buy the printed and CD-ROM versions together and save $15.00! BUY BOTH for $35.00!

PLEASE NOTE: Color versions of the book are currently not available, only greyscale. Also, due to my work schedule, orders are usually shipped on SATURDAY only, but when possible, I try to ship them out during the week.




Make check or money order payable to BRIAN CATHCART and mail to:

The Scanner Dude
4050 Edgewood Drive
Coconut Creek, FL 33066-1835


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Last updated 2/2/14