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Old 07-11-2016, 2:37 PM
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PM me with an email address and I'll send you a file to try. I'm assuming you already checked to ensure that the appropriate service types are enabled, and that you locked out the other sites besides Mecklenburg.
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Old 02-17-2017, 7:36 PM
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My son is moving to a job in Charlotte in the very near future. He and my daughter in law haven't figured out exactly where they are going to be living yet, but it's likely to be either York or Lancaster County.

Since we'll be visiting fairly frequently, I'd like to set up a profile for my 436HP. I have a few questions I hope the group can help with.

What police districts are close to the SC state line?

Which Charlotte - Mecklenburg UASI sites have the best coverage in that area?

Are they any maps that show patrol areas for the police?

Besides the C-M police, fire, and EMS, what else do you suggest for listening?

Thanks, I'm sure I'll have more questions as I get into the programming.
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Old 02-17-2017, 9:37 PM
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My son is moving to a job in Charlotte in the very near future. He and my daughter in law haven't figured out exactly where they are going to be living yet, but it's likely to be either York or Lancaster County.

Since we'll be visiting fairly frequently, I'd like to set up a profile for my 436HP. I have a few questions I hope the group can help with.

What police districts are close to the SC state line?

Which Charlotte - Mecklenburg UASI sites have the best coverage in that area?

Are they any maps that show patrol areas for the police?

Besides the C-M police, fire, and EMS, what else do you suggest for listening?

Thanks, I'm sure I'll have more questions as I get into the programming.
The police agencies close to the NC line include...... Lancaster County, York County Sheriff's Department, Fort Mill Police Department, Tega Cay Police Department, Clover Police Department, and Rock Hill Police Department.

I live in Rock Hill and would suggest they look for something there, Fort Mill, or Indian Land which can either be in Lancaster County SC or Mecklenburg County NC depending on location. In my opinion York County has better schools so if they have kids Rock Hill or Fort Mill would be a better choice.... Fort Mill is a little more expensive on property values because it's closer to Charlotte than Rock Hill but not by much.

In terms of what to listen to on the scanner I recommend York or Lancaster counties because there is more traffic than the other departments because the cities are small and not much crime happens outside of the "hoods" if you can even call them that compared to Charlotte or other heavily populated cities.
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Thanks. Schools are high up on their list of criteria. My son drive through Indian Land, but thinks it's a bit rural. Ft Mill comes highly recommended by a friend of mine who lived there a few years ago. She also mentioned Rock HIll or Fort Mill.

They may also look at Matthews, Waxhaw, and Marvin.

Back to scanning. That information is helpful, but what about Charlotte? I know it's a fairly big city and the PD covers more than just the city itself. I'm just wondering what I should listen to, or at least try to prioritize somehow.



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The police agencies close to the NC line include...... Lancaster County, York County Sheriff's Department, Fort Mill Police Department, Tega Cay Police Department, Clover Police Department, and Rock Hill Police Department.

I live in Rock Hill and would suggest they look for something there, Fort Mill, or Indian Land which can either be in Lancaster County SC or Mecklenburg County NC depending on location. In my opinion York County has better schools so if they have kids Rock Hill or Fort Mill would be a better choice.... Fort Mill is a little more expensive on property values because it's closer to Charlotte than Rock Hill but not by much.

In terms of what to listen to on the scanner I recommend York or Lancaster counties because there is more traffic than the other departments because the cities are small and not much crime happens outside of the "hoods" if you can even call them that compared to Charlotte or other heavily populated cities.
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CMPD Steele creek division and South division border SC at the southern end of Mecklenburg county. The town of Matthews has it's own PD and talkgroups on the Charlotte system. Keep in mind that Steele Creek division is often patched with Animal Control. South division is often patched with Providence Division. If you go to Mecklenburg's website there is a CMPD link with division info and maps.
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CMPD Steele creek division and South division border SC at the southern end of Mecklenburg county. The town of Matthews has it's own PD and talkgroups on the Charlotte system. Keep in mind that Steele Creek division is often patched with Animal Control. South division is often patched with Providence Division. If you go to Mecklenburg's website there is a CMPD link with division info and maps.
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Thanks. Schools are high up on their list of criteria. My son drive through Indian Land, but thinks it's a bit rural. Ft Mill comes highly recommended by a friend of mine who lived there a few years ago. She also mentioned Rock HIll or Fort Mill.

They may also look at Matthews, Waxhaw, and Marvin.

Back to scanning. That information is helpful, but what about Charlotte? I know it's a fairly big city and the PD covers more than just the city itself. I'm just wondering what I should listen to, or at least try to prioritize somehow.
Also, to clarify your question on which sites, Inside Mecklenburg county it would be the Mecklenburg simulcast site. That includes Matthews. You also mentioned Waxhaw and Marvin, both of those towns are in Union county. You would use the Union simulcast sites there, and monitor Union county talkgroups for fire and sheriff. Union talkgroups aren't carried on Mecklenburg, and vice versa.

Here is a link to a map showing overall divisions in the city, if you click on a division it will bring up a detail map:
http://charlottenc.gov/CMPD/Response...s/default.aspx
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Thanks. For some reason, Google Maps doesn't show county line. Or maybe I should say I haven't figured out how to get it to do so.
Is there much use of the Union County conventional frequencies?

The map is very helpful.

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Also, to clarify your question on which sites, Inside Mecklenburg county it would be the Mecklenburg simulcast site. That includes Matthews. You also mentioned Waxhaw and Marvin, both of those towns are in Union county. You would use the Union simulcast sites there, and monitor Union county talkgroups for fire and sheriff. Union talkgroups aren't carried on Mecklenburg, and vice versa.

Here is a link to a map showing overall divisions in the city, if you click on a division it will bring up a detail map:
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Thanks. For some reason, Google Maps doesn't show county line. Or maybe I should say I haven't figured out how to get it to do so.
Is there much use of the Union County conventional frequencies?

The map is very helpful.
If you go to Google Maps, and type in the name of a county, city, town, etc., in the search bar, it will show you the limits.

I don't listen to Union much, I believe fire & ems are still multi-casting dispatch over their vhf frequencies.
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