If they are using one of the old analog frequencies (ie: A-6 or A-9) you might as well forget it. With a hand held scanner you'll probably need to be within a half mile or so or you won't hear much of anything. They don't use repeaters so the signals aren't rebroadcast over wide areas, you can only hear their low power radios if you're close by. You can hear the dispatchers, but not the field units. That generally covers the actual fire calls.How can you monitor Phoenix Fire when they are on scene of an incident?
John, can you post a short rundown of the various channel/talkgroup response areas for those of us who don't know, or (as in my case) lost out notes and can't remember? ThanksNortheast Phoenix is A-5 and K-7.
Scottsdale is A-11 and K-7.
A-10 is generally north of the 101, east of I-17 or so, and North of the CAP canal, west of I-17.