N.C. Forest Service
This is a long shot, but since your in Lenior, the Tennessee W.R.C. uses a v.h.f. p-25 system. I have hit their repeater somewhere near Roan Mountain-Unicoi-Erwin. Just a thought, don't know
A room full of Realistic/Radio Shack radios going back to the 70's, and a new shiny object in town, a BCD536.