Welcome to the "The Scanner Dude", the web page of
Brian J. Cathcart, Amateur "HAM" Radio Operator W4TSD.

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

(NOTE: Book was last published on March 14, 2015. Many changes have occurred since then but will not appear until the next edition - date unknown)

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 on new P25 system

      Coconut Creek/Margate Police and Fire talkgroup changes

      Removed the R which indicated rebanding (all rebanding is completed) and removed reband chapter

      Updated trunking format on systems with trunking

      Updated BSO and BSOFR radio plans

      Numerous updates, edits, and deletions throughout book

      Removed websites (too much to keep updated!)

      Updated Martin County Fire Rescue stations

      Updated PBCFR backup VHF system

      Updated Fort Lauderdale Police radio plan

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 16th edition cover color is BLUE-VIOLET.

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 3/7/18