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 Bay Village, Fairview Park, Lakewood, N. Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake Police,Fire / EMS

(( 2 Ch Feed )) Left = Lakewood | Right = Bay, River, Westlake, Fairview, N. Olmsted PD/FD/EMS (Westshore Group) via MARCS IP and WestCom Station Alert
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When seconds matter, hear it HERE first... Quantumradio utilizes a low-latency encoder on a high speed connection. Typically there is only a 15 to 20 second delay from the actual live feed.

This stream is a dual-channel feed! If you want to listen to Lakewood set your balance control to the left channel (the android Scanner Radio app will remember your settings). Set to Right channel for the shared Westshore system including Bay, Fairview, N.Olmstead, River and Westlake. Or full-on to hear all the action!

To help identify which PD is transmitting at the time, refer to the following agency ID chart:  More detail below...

11xx = Bay Village
33xx = Fairview Park
52xx = N. Olmsted
65xx = Rocky River
77xx = Westlake

2xx or just xx = Lakewood (the only thing on the Left Channel)

 

New Stuff...

2014-11-15  -  Unknown Router issue took out my internet for a while around 1:30pm. Back up and running...

2014-11-11  -  Propagation conditions have been causing greater multi-path data collisions lately resulting in super choppy audio. Even the various agencies cannot copy their own units at times. I tried a bunch of things to get clearer audio without success. Not much to do except hope things stabilize a bit over the next few days/weeks. I sure do miss the good-ol' analog days. 

2014-11-07  -  System upgrade in progress Friday evening. Changing the broadcast stream encoder application to get more amplitude on the digital stream. This will produce louder volumes on phone-type Scanner Radio clients without adding clipping or distortion (if all goes as planned) . Meta tags for agency activity may be suspended during the transition. Feed may show offline at some point but should only be brief (under a minute). Planning to re-introduce the Lakewood feed as well, now that I'm getting good audio on a test stream setup. Hope to have all the audio levels balanced out by Saturday sometime. 

2014-10-29  -  Ended the Lakewood feed test - will revisit this at a later date - need to see if possible to get better audio quality out of the source transmissions. This feed is back to the previous configuration with Westcom/Westshore on right channel, and Station Alert on left channel.

2014-10-25  -  Experimentally adding LAKEWOOD PD/FD/EMS on the mostly unused Left Channel.   We'll see how it goes...  If things get crazy just adjust the Balance Fader in the Scanner Radio or other player app to Left or Right depending on what you want to listen to. Scanner Radio app can also remember that balance setting if desired. (Bluetooth or other headphones make it possible to mostly distinguish both channels.) Right Channel is same as it was EXCEPT the Station Alert for WestCom is now mixed with the Right Channel with other PD/FD traffic so there will be overlap occasionally. The annoying data bursts will still be conveniently stripped out. Programming updated (if correctly) to show new Lakewood channel activity (and time since last active),

2014-10-16  -  Added an isolation transformer to eliminate the ground-loop AC hum issue - back to a reasonably quiet noise floor.

2014-10-16  -  Reverted back to the original Station Alert receiver - was not able to eliminate the MDC data bursts with the test receiver. Have re-oriented the receiving antenna and am getting better audio quality results overall...  the data bursts are virtually eliminated now.

2014-10-15  -  Rebuilt the Meta Tag generation engine in the control processor- should be working slightly better now.

2014-10-15  -  Changed the Station Alert radio in an attempt to get clearer reception. Will try this configuration for a while...

2014-10-12  -  Additional to the 10-12 upgrade... Have fully integrated the control processor to the DSP, and can now detect and eliminate most of the annoying data tone bursts preceeding and following a Station Alert call. 

2014-10-12  -  *** SYSTEM UPGRADE *** The changing Fall weather and variable propagation have wrecked havoc on the P25 decode error rate lately. As a result, I have changed and relocated the antenna and have found a spot that minimizes simulcast reception from undesired towers. The error rate on all transmissions so far is at or near 0%.  I also made a radio change that cleans up the audio by reducing the loud "clicks" at the start and end-of-transmissions, however there's a bit of AC line noise I need to track down yet.

2014-07-09  -  Moved Station Alert to Left channel. This will provide ability to adjust balance (on apps that support a L/R Fader) to reduce or eliminate the audio level for this feed. Eliminated some of the older "New Stuff" posts to keep this page size under control. Adjusted some things on the digital feed to compensate for the continuing poor propagation/multipath reception issues.

2014-07-08  -  Fairview Park PD has migrated to MARCS P25 Digital. The old westshore conventional feed on 155.61MHz will likely be eliminated soon. All Westshore agencies on MARCS IP now.

2014-05-17  -  As of around 5/12 North Olmsted transitioned to P25 Digital. They appear to be using TG 13611 for Primary Dispatch. The rest of the Westshore group will migrate eventually... no time frame as of yet. After they all migrate will probably split the MARCS digital into two channels so that all PD will be on the left, and Fire/EMS on right. For now it's a bit confusing... listen for the Station IDs

2014-02-23  -  Changed the MetaData data transfer scheme... now through an RS232 connection instead of TCP/IP. It's still not perfect but should be much more reliable overall.

2014-01-18  -  Dropped the Lorain/Avon feed in favor of a better-balanced Westshore/Westcom feed. There was getting to be too much traffic overlap between Westshore Law and Westcom Fire/EMS/River. Now the Marcs Digital WestCom and Rocky River PD will be moved to the right channel. Also adding experimentally the "Westcom Station Alert Call" on right channel. (453.3MHz). Allow 24 hrs for feed description to update.

2014-01-07  -  Added a beta "Time since last transmission" meta-tag status feature. After approx 1 minute of inactivity, text will display for each of the three main feeds showing number of minutes since last activity. "Activity" just means some sort of signal was picked up.

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Feed Details:

- 3 (surplus- low budget operation :) Uniden/Bearcat receivers/scanners are used. 
- DSP utilized with Noise Reduction, EQ and a modest amount of compression.
- Control processor to manage agency-activity detection and Meta Tags.
- Old WinXP
 laptop with broken screen running Icecast encoder.

Left Channel :

- Lakewood PD and alt. TG 13570, FD/EMS on TG 59685


Right channel :

- P25 MARCS DIGITAL TG 13503 and Fireground (WestCom Fire/EMS) and WestShore Group PD TG 13611 , CH2, Alt (Bay Village, Rocky River, N. Olmsted, Westlake , Fairview Park) and Westcom Station Alert with data burst signals stripped out. On analog/conventional 453.3 MHz.

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Operational Notes:

>>> Meta tags will indicate the following:

                         |                             ---  No activity in the last minute - "Pipe" marker is divider between                                                                     Left and Right Channel.  (Status message can appear here as well.)

Lakewood PD/FD |                           ---  Left CH activity by Lakewood PD/FD/EMS.

                          | WCom/PD P25      ---  Right CH activity by either WestCom Fire/EMS OR Various PD


Lakewood PD/FD | WCom/PD P25     ---  Both CH active... Station Alert plus Westshore PD/Westcom/PD

                          | WestCom Alert    ---  Station Alert/Call

[Agency] Last Active x Min               ---  Cycles though each main feed and shows number of minutes since last transmission.
                                                                    (Status message may also appear here)

Meta tags can get delayed over time on some streaming players. Usually restarting the app/feed will resync. Currently display is optimized for "Scanner Radio" App (android)... may not look the same on other media players...

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Quantumradio recommends free "Scanner Radio" app by Gordon Edwards for mobile devices. Best performing app with the most features. ( not affiliated... just what I use mostly)

Has a balance control to either turn one channel or the other completely off or at reduced volume.

Another Player I use for the Android platform is "DeadBeef" Player. Be sure and load the free plugin pack for it that enables MP3 Streams. Since it is a generic station stream player, you will initally have to launch a browser in android and go to the Broadcastify site/page with the desired scanner feed, then select "Winamp" for the stream type, the hit the Play icon. You should then get a prompt to Open and select "DeadBeef" as the player. Once it is playing you can save it to a Playlist group such as "Scanners". Next time you can just launch the app directly and select from your list of favorite feeds. One cool feature is its built in equalizer/booster. This means you can custom tune the playback level and EQ from quiet to LOUD. It displays the MetaTags nicely and has a selectable receive buffer for low low latency. Of course it's great for internet radio as well because it's one of the very few players with an EQ.

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