Salem Options for Police, Fire and EMS Scanners.
The majority of the cities and towns in Oregon use a combination of conventional VHF and UHF frequencies that can be monitored by most police scanners. However, larger cities and towns utilize an analog trunking system requiring a trunk tracking scanner. The City of Eugene uses an all digital system, requiring a digital scanner and the counties of Wallowa and Douglas utilize a more complex radio system that cannot be monitored by any police scanner at this time.
The best choice for a police and fire scanner for Oregon, would be a digital model as it will allow you to monitor every community, sheriff's office and the state police with the exception of Wallowa and Douglas Counties.
Please click on the links below for state of Oregon scanner radio frequencies:
With the exception of the city of Salem, Marion County, uses a conventional analog police and fire radio system that most police scanners can monitor. Police and fire departments in the city of Salem, use a Motorola Type II trunking radio system for the counties radio communications. The best police scanner to monitor Salem is a trunking scanner model.
Please click on the links below for online and printed radio resources for this county: