Lou Campagna has been in the scanner scene for over 40 years. His participation goes back to the days of RCMA and followed closely under the guidance of Les Matson when he produced the Northeast Scanning News. The ScannerDigest Newsletter is produced in similar fashion. Lou has been involved in radio communications and has been an avid FM-TV DXer. He holds an Amateur Technician license (N3TMA) and owns and operates several GMRS repeaters in the greater Philadelphia area. His scanning interests are in public safety, aircraft and air med evacuation communications. He has been producing this newsletter since 1998.
Alan Cohen has been interested in Military Aviation throughout the years. As a ex-Air Force member Alan has always made a point to take in a local air-show. He enjoys kit building Elecraft® models. Alan holds an Amateur Technician license (KB3QLE) and can be heard on the local VHF/UHF repeaters in the Philadelphia, New York City and New Jersey areas. Alan enjoys retirement and always has an ear on the radio!
Dan Myers’ scanner radio and military aviation interests date to the late 1970’s. Monitoring nearby NAS Willow Grove (KNXX), his first scanners were a Regency MX-5000 and Radio Shack PRO-2004. He now owns several models of every Radio Shack scanner capable of receiving military aviation frequencies. Dan was an introductory subscriber to Monitoring Times, Northeast Scanner News, The Scanner Club and Scanner Digest Newsletter. He took over the duties of Military Editor for The Scanner Club in November 1997 and has continued in that capacity for the SDN. Dan earned his Tech Class amateur radio license in May 2002 (KB3IBQ) and his Amateur Extra in May 2008. Now licensed as K3NXX, Dan enjoys DXing CW, collecting military radios and traveling to military air shows.
Steve Bower Jr from Lehigh Valley born and raised, working mostly in Poconos as Public Safety Officer. Expertise are Kenwood two way radios and most Radio Shack scanners. Monitoring the scanner ever since visits to my Grandmothers (RIP) in Allentown, Pa and they always had the crystal desk top 8 ch TMR Regency 8H. From monitoring to 33 MHz for fire alerting to now the trunk radio systems. The fascination of learning more has been with me ever since.
Robert Gulley, AK3Q is an extra-class amateur radio operator and scanner enthusiast. Robert’s first scanner was a Realistic Pro-16A back in the mid-70s, but fell behind the technology over the years until moving into the digital world five or six years ago. He is also an avid SWL, and loves every facet of the radio hobby.
Robert enjoys writing about the hobby and has had numerous articles published in such magazines as QST, Monitoring Times, Antennex, and Scanner Digest. He has also authored several books on antennas (Antennas: The Basics and Beyond Volumes 1 & 2), and one on various radio topics (The Radio Corner Volume 1).
Robert is a full-time caretaker for his wife who has advanced Multiple Sclerosis. He is grateful for his wife’s enthusiastic support of his various radio interests!
John Leonardelli started as an SWL when he was 9 years old thanks to the Radio Shack 100 in 1 Projects Kit. He then fell in love with CB with his 1 watt Channel 14 handheld and then joined the Metro ARC and became a licensed ham in 1974 as VE3IPS. John was also a member of the Ontario DX Association and has been very active in the hobby and enjoys building antennas and experimentation with the different modes and technologies. John started his scanning interests with the Patrolman Series and currently has several handheld and base scanners.
Frank Speicher K3FS has been involved with scanning since he first got a Bearcat 210. This was a 10 channel programmable radio, and was quite the radio back then. he states that he had many scanners throughout the years including crystal radios. Frank operated various models such as the Bearcat, Radio Shack, and Regency scanners. Today Ihe has a Uniden 396XT, Pro96, Pro-2096, and a few others. He commented that he was one of those who was caught up in the CB radio craze. Frank still has his President Madison base radio at the shack. He was first licensed as a no code tech, N3MJU. He upgraded to Tech plus code, General, and now Extra. Along the way the call sign as changed to K3FSS and finally K3FS. Frank got involved with Brentwood EMS while in high school and continued to do so after graduating from college. he was also active with Whitehall EMS. He is no longer active with EMS. He been a member of the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department since 1989. Frank has started an amateur radio club in the fire department, and you may hear him on the air as K3CSF. He have maintained a regional scanner site for years. The site is now http://www.pghscanner.com His main interests now are public safety communications, DX chasing, digital modes, pirate radio, and playing around with the RTL dongles.