You can send in your scanner for programming during this time, but nothing will be done before April 16th.  Radios will be programmed in order (by postmark).  Scanners received prior to March 15th will be returned, programmed, prior to March 25th.


If you want to be able to program your radio on your own, then we can help you with that as well.  We have the largest amount of frequency resources on the internet.  Yes, the LARGEST. More than any other website, ANYWHERE.  We have frequencies, talk group ID's, radio codes & signals Scancat .RSD files and much more.  There are literally millions of frequencies from across the USA, Canada, UK, Australia and many more.

Programming Options:

Send your scanner to us and we program it for your area (county). Cost is $35.00 (plus $15.00 shipping or $20.00 shipping with insurance) = Total: $50.00 or $55.00.  Additional counties at $10.00 each up to a total of 3.

We provide you with a software program to program your scanner by yourself -- $35.00 (with scanner purchase).

We can provide you with both a software program to program the scanner by yourself and two comprehensive databases.  The Mr. Scanner Public Safety allows you to research data to make your own file, or you can open one of the 5,000 pre-made county frequency files and either program your scanner as is or create your own customized database from the template provided.  --  $55.00 (including shipping).

You can order the program by Clicking Here or Here. If you want to send us the scanner to be programmed, call us for specific shipping information at 937-867-1490 Tuesday thru Thursday from 11AM to 4PM eastern time. If we do not answer, please leave a message and we will return your call.   Your scanner will be shipped back to you is via USPS Priority Mail.   However please call before sending your scanner to us.

PAYMENT:  For scanner programming, cash, check or money order only.  Make checks or money orders out to:  Norm Schrein.  Payment can be included in the box with the scanner.


Special Note:  Even the new HomePatrol-1 needs programming for your area.

If you recently purchased one of the new HomePatrol Scanners - HP-1, BCD436HP or BCD536HP, you may have thought that programming frequencies by zip code would get you to the frequencies you want to hear.  The only problem is that by using zip code, you may get thousands of frequencies, most of which, you are not interested in hearing.  You can get frequencies so far outside your area that the scanner could not pick them up in any case, but it needs to take the time to scan through all those channels.  That means that the scan speed is slowed down and you may miss the action that is happening just around the corner while listening to a dog catcher 50 miles away.  We can solve this problem by programming in just the frequencies for your county.  That way you will still have the master frequency list, but you can also limit the amount of frequencies the scanner has to go through, simply by going to the favorites list we make for your county.

Look at a letter we received from a professional radio organization that addresses this problem


What do you need to send?

Uniden Bearcat Scanner.  All we need is the radio.  We don't need antennas books power supplies programming cables or anything else.  Just the radio.  The radios that we program must have a numeric keyboard.


Radio Shack, Whistler or GRE scanners.  We don't need antennas books power supplies programming cables or anything else.  Just the radio.  The radios that we program must have a numeric keyboard.


If you have any questions call us at 937-867-1490 (Tuesday thru Thursday from 11AM to 4 PM Eastern Time).

Make checks/money orders payable to:  Norm Schrein

Ship your scanner to us at:

Hobby Radio Stop
PO Box 291918
Kettering, OH  45429  

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