You are correct, most of your larger departments have repeaters so when they are disptached you wil hear such such on such such repeater.Thanks nate1992, sounds fine to me!
For those that are unfamilar with how the dispatching is done in Buncombe, here is a quick overview: Fire Paging (154.815) is strictly paging for the county VFD's and only the EOC and the base stations at the firehouses have the capability to talk on Fire Paging, no mobiles or portables I don't think can key up. FireComm (155.610) is for checking en-route and giving sizeup info, etc. Upon dispatch, each incident is assigned a fireground channel and can usually be monitored from most parts of the county due to most of the FGs going through a repeater. The only ones you probably won't hear unless you are close is Swannanoa (sta. 6), Woodfin (sta. 20), and Garren Creek (sta. 23) because these departments do not have their own repeater. Corrections welcome if I left something out.
Most of south Asheville is now City, Skyland has pretty much no district south and the sides are being chipped at too so for the city yes u need a trunking also for the state police the rest are convit as stated above if made able in the near future i hope to have some more feeds upHi, gents.
I'm a scanner noob living in South Asheville. I'd like to purchase a scanner to monitor the Buncombe Co. Sheriff, Skyland Fire/EMS and NC State Police.
Do I need a trunking and/or digital scanner?
Also, any suggestions for a good handheld scanner in the $100 - $200 range??