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America's No. 1 and only scanning, CB and two-way radio magazine online

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From issues gone by, here is a photo of Gene Hughes of Police Call (which was last published in 2005) and National Communications emeritus editor Norm Schrein at the first annual National Scanning Convention.  The convention was held in Lancaster PA in July 1995.  The photo caption read "Gene Hughes receives recognition for his years of service to the radio hobby community.  Norm Schrein awards him a plaque from NatScan."  This photo appeared in the September/October 1995 issue of National Scanning Magazine, which eventually evolved into National Communications.

 

National Communications Magazine is the magazine for every radio user. Anyone who has bought a scanner or CB for the first time to the radio pro will find this magazine packed full of useful information. We have stories for the novice on how to program that first scanner to the electronic technician who wants to modify his scanner or CB. National Communications is produced by the industry's leading writers. Names like scanning expert Jon Van Allen, antenna and propagation specialist Mark Haverstock, citizens band enthusiast Alan Dixon and long-time CB and scanning guru Chuck Gysi all contribute to make this the No. 1 magazine for the radio crowd.  Top-notch editing ensures NatCom readers have the best material and the latest information for the radio hobby. Best of all we're 100 percent hobby radio communications. It's radio at its most exciting: police, fire and emergency medical and some of the best two-way and CB radio anywhere.


Here are the articles in the July | August 2016 issue
that is available online for download by our subscribers:

The September | October 2016 issue is expected to be posted online no later than September 4.

Title of Article Author
Scanning: All you need to know about Whistler's and Uniden's DMR scanners Chuck Gysi
Scanning: How will encryption affect scanning? NatCom does an analysis Mark Haverstock
Hobby radio: Pick a personal radio service that meets your needs Roger Dumont Jr.
Last Page Out: A fire-rescue boat on a lake in Missouri  
Thoughtwaves: Thank you! DMR scanning finally has arrived! Chuck Gysi
Radio news of note: Motorola offers a floating FRS/GMRS handheld radio NatCom staff
CB radio: 10 moments that have had an impact on CB Chuck Gysi
Scanning: Some hobbies just go hand in hand with scanning Chuck Gysi
   
   
   
   
   

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National Communications Magazine has been endorsed by major equipment manufacturers and retailers across the United States and Canada. In fact, 95 percent of first-time scanner buyers and 96.7 percent of first-time CB buyers are exposed to National Communications Magazine. There are even more stories in the works for our next issue. Don't miss the next issue of NatCom! It's easy to sign up. You can call us at 309.228.8000 and use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express card, or you can send your check or money order for $25 (Canadians $35 CAN) or $45 to include the Mr. Scanner FCC/Public Safety Frequencies CD to:

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Cover of the July | August 2016 issue


 

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