Wheeling/Ohio County, WV and Belmont County, OH Public Safety; OSP District 7
Wheeling/Ohio County, WV and Belmont County, OH Public Safety; OSP District 7
(((Stereo Feed))) Left = **Ohio State Highway Patrol** ------ Right = All Belmont County, OH and Ohio County, WV Police & Fire Departments
**WHEELING-OHIO COUNTY / BELMONT COUNTY & OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
PUBLIC SAFETY LIVE RADIO TRAFFIC INTERNET WEBCAST**
* UPDATES *
For the next couple weeks, until the State of Ohio MARCS radio system is completely rebanded, I will have the "helpdesk" channel set as a priority TG on the left channel of this stream. .. . This means that some State Patrol conversations will get cut off whhen the Helpdesk channel becomes active... A huge annoyance however this change is only temporary and will end once the system rebanding is complete... I am doing this to accomodate Radio Reference system administrators in determining which tower sites are undergoing the rebanding process....
Within the last week the City of Moundsville Police Department has started using the WVSIRN / WVIRP state radio system although at present it is being used on a very infrequent basis as Moundsville Police still uses the VHF high band frequency of 155.250 for dispatching and most operations.... You will know when you are hearing Moundsville Police as they call into and are dispatched from : "Station".
As of april 20, the Moundsville dispatch of the West Virginia State Police has begun using the WVSIRN radio network... This means that most troopers in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, and Tyler Counties can now be heard on this feed.... The tower coverage in Hancock county is still not 100% so the troopers will still use the existing VHF low band radios but most state police traffic is now on the right channel of this stream. .. You will know when you are hearing the WV State Police because they call into and are dispatched from: "Moundsville".
Benwood and McMechan Police Departments have begun using the WVIRP system so they are now included to the list of agencies on the right side of this broadcast... In other news, someone in Charleston has decided to rename the statewide system as "West Virginia Statewide Interoperablity Radio Network" however most users are still refering to it as "the I R P".
As of April 12, 2011 Ohio County has joined the West Virginia Statewide radio system which is called: "West Virginia Introperbility Radio Project" aka WVIRP , Due to this change there will be more agencies from around WV heard on this stream.... Some agencies that I hear regularly are the WVDNR conservation officers out of the Farmington base, the WV State Fire Marshall, and the WVDOH transportation management center (TMC)... I will keep this site updated with any new agencies that I discover.
As of April 01, 2011, The left channel of this stream is scanning both the Kirkwood & Powhatan MARCS sites...... The Powhatan site has been added to give more coverage of Monroe County Sheriff's Dept & Woodsfield Police... While reception of Monroe County Law will still not be 100% , the addition of this tower site will increse their presence on the left Channel of this stream
Due to the fact that there is a seperate webcast for Wheeling City Fire & Police and Belmont County, they will both be in scan on the right channel of this stream UNLESS there is a very high volume of radio traffic at a particular time... This traffic could be related to severe weather or major incidents.... if that is the case and I am able, I will run only MARCS on left and WVIRP on the right..... (this means Ohio Highway Patrol on left side and Ohio County/WVSP on right side)
This is a split stereo feed which means that there are two scanners in use- one radio in the left speaker and one radio in the right speaker.... If you choose to listen using a media player such as WINAMP or other device that has audio balance control, you can simply adjust the left-right balance control on your player/device and listen only to the side you prefer. HOWEVER, if you are using the Radio Reference web player or other device which has no balance control, you are forced to listen to both scanners- unless of course you are using a computer in which you can go to the computer's audio properties and adjust the balance there to suit your desired listening; something you may want to consider during periods of heavy radio traffic because two people talking at once can get rather annoying.
This live stream mainly broadcasts agencies located in Belmont County, Ohio and Ohio County, West Virginia...along with a few agencies in Marshall County,WV
you will also hear on here, activity and agencies from surrounding counties including:
Specific Agencies that are regularly heard on each channel of this LIVE Stream include:
*******on the LEFT CHANNEL******* (from Kirkwood & Powhatan MARCS)
This feed receives practically all of OSP Post 07's radio traffic and quite often will carry the activity of either Post 41 or Post 84. Quite often you will hear all three depending on what is going on with the dispatch center or if a Jefferson County unit is south of Rush Run or otherwise hitting the Kirkwood Tower..... The Cambridge channel will pop in as well.
OSP St. Clairsville Dispatch handles: Belmont, Monroe, Morgan and Washington Counties.... OSP New Philadelphia Dispatch handles: Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, and Tuscarawas Counties.... OSP Cambridge Dispatch handles: Coshocton, Guernsey, Muskingum, and Noble Counties... If you are hearing Cambridge units on this webcast then it is most likely a trooper in either Guernsey or Noble County as very rarely does the Zanesville Post become active on either of the two tower sites that I scan.....(update: 10/2012: it appears that the dispatching duties for post 41, Wintersville have been moved back to the St.Clairsville dispatch center but i want to confirm that first)
There is pretty much nothing on this left channel but OSP and occasionally Monroe County Sheriff... Most ems, medcorps, aircare, helpdesks, prisons and other annoying talkgroup channels have been locked out, however, note that the radio is scanning in open mode so it is quite possible for a rogue MARCS user to stray into one of the two towers' coverage area.......................
In 2011, Monroe County, Ohio started using the Ohio MARCS System for their EMS and Sheriffs Dept. Their talkgroup channels can be heard on this stream quite often. You will know when you are hearing Monroe County because they always call in to and are called from "5-6" or "56" (which is their State of Ohio alphabetical county #) and most Monroe Co users talk using standard BSSA lingo (see link below).... . also to note, Woodsfield Police department uses the number "12" (twelve) as their radio contact unit number. Other two digit single numbers (such as 3-2 or 7-5) are Monroe County deputies... The Monroe County Ems Squads are numbered as follows:
*******on the RIGHT CHANNEL*****
consisting of the following specific agencies
* West Virginia Agencies: (Aside from The WV State Police, WV agencies mostly use plain english but still do use a couple codes which I have listed below)
* Ohio Agencies: (All Ohio Law Enforcement Agencies use BSSA lingo) wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Buckeye_State_Sheriffs_Association_%28BSSA%29_%28OH%29
***FIRE & EMS***
* West Virginia Agencies:
* Ohio agencies - (all analog audio)
For a list of Belmont County apparatus see the wiki at this URL:
for deciphering Ohio County fire dept apparatus, the following scheme is generally followed:
with x being the station number and y being succesive numerals beginning with 1
(EXAMPLES: 6-5-1 would be Triadelphia's #2 ambulance; 4-3 would be West Liberty's senior captain)
*Wheeling Fire apparatus*
Wheeling fire department has abandoned using 10 codes for plain english however there are still a couple codes that are still always used and they are as follows:
*Wheeling Police operational info*
BE ADVISED THAT SINCE THE WHEELING POLICE SWITCHED FROM TWO OFFICERS PER CRUISER TO ONE OFFICER PER CRUISER IN EARLY JANUARY 2013, THE MAJORITY OF THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONAL INFO IS NO LONGER VALID AND THIS SECTION WILL BE UPDATED ONCE I FIGURE OUT THE DEPARTMENT'S NEW GAME PLAN.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++* (Patrol shifts are: alpha, bravo, charlie, delta, hotel, and mike...... The alpha, bravo, and charlie shifts are the main patrol units and they use the the following beat patrol cars 2,3,4,5. as well as shift supervisors and seargents 11 and 12,.... The delta shift usually works a staggerd shift and uses cars 7 and 10... it also contains the K-9 division- units 50, 51, 52, and 54..... The mike units are bicycle and motorcycle units...... The hotel units are drug and street crime units... Car 1 is the police chief.....Protecting the city at all times are a minium of 3 patrol cars and one supervisor but more commonly there will be 4-6 patrols and 2 bosses....
In summer 2011 Wheeling also initiated a citizen community patrol. and these people drive a cruiser with special insignia and yellow bar lights... They work whenever and they are refered to on the radio as Victor-800.
Wheeling Police Patrol beats are divided as follows:
CAR 2: Downtown, North Wheeling & North Park+++++ CAR 3: South Wheeling, Center Wheeling,& Mozart+++++ CAR 4: Elm Grove, Woodsdale & Fulton (including: Clator, Morningside, Leatherwood, Pleasanton, Springdale, Leewood Park, Greggsville, Dimmydale, Oakmont, & Glenwood)+++++ CAR 5: Warwood+++++ CAR 7: Wheeling Island+++++ CAR 10: East Wheeling
WPD has also given up many codes but many officers still commonly utilize these:
Ohio County Sheriff's Dept and municipal Police common codes: