There is no Asheville dispatcher for NCSHP. Radio traffic for the western areas is handled by the SHP comm center in Newton. All VIPER and low band radio traffic between the comm centers and the radio sites goes through the microwave system.
VIPER is the new system which is still under construction. The low band system is the old system, and will be replaced by VIPER when VIPER is completed and fully implemented. Once VIPER is fully implemented, the low band system will be shut down and dismantled.
A number of us will miss the sound of that good robust analog audio that comes from those low band professional grade radios.