Wheeling/Ohio County, WV and OSP District 7
Wheeling/Ohio County, WV and OSP District 7
(((Stereo Feed))) Left = **Ohio State Highway Patrol**; Southern Jefferson Co, OH ------ Right = All Ohio County & Most Marshall County, WV Police & Fire Departments; West Virginia State Police- Moundsville Dispatch (All Of Northern Panhandle)
**WHEELING-OHIO COUNTY WV & OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
PUBLIC SAFETY LIVE RADIO TRAFFIC INTERNET WEBCAST**
* RADIO FEED UPDATES *
As of August 25, Wheeling Fire Dept switched to The WV statewide digital radio system thus bringing a complete end to analog public safety radio in the Wheeling Metro area radio... Every agency that can be heard on this stream will now be using digital voice.
It appears that The Wheeling Police Department has now ceased their 800 MHz analog simulcast and now all radios are using the digital West Virginia statewide radio network using talkgroup 2191 thus all Wheeling Police transmissions will now be heard using digital modulation.....
A few weeks ago the Wheeling Police began their transition to the West Virginia statewide radio system.. The department is currently simulcasting on both the WVSIRN and the City of Wheeling 800Mhz TRS... This is why you may hear some Whg Pd transmissions with analog voice (as it has been for 20 years) and some with digital voice (depending on which system the scanning radio comes to first when the police radio is used).....
In the past few months, Jefferson County Ohio has started using the statewide MARCS radio network and thus some police and fire units from the southern third of the county will be heard on the left channel of this feed when their talkgroups are associated with the Kirkwood Tower... more detailed info is listed below under the "Jefferson County Info" header
As of December 6, Marshall County Fire is now using the WV SIRN... Fire band dispatches and most field activity (depending on which tower the radios are hitting) will now be heard on the right channel of this feed... companies and their station numbers are listed below...
As of today at 04:00 Belmont County rolled out their new p25 digital radio system... on this system, all law enforcement talkgroups are now transmitting using full time encryption... Because of this, we will no longer be offering any public safety channels from Belmont County...
Within the last few months, as you may have already noticed, Glen Dale Police have jumped on the WVSIRN bandwagon which they commonly utilize thus I'm not sure yet if they still use vhf or they exclusivly use this system...
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 Marshall and Ohio Counties in West Virginia...along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Post in St. Clairsville, Ohio
you will also commonly 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)
consisting of the following specific agencies
Jefferson County, OH agencies (Listed here are just ones from "division 3" which is the southern third of the county and often heard here):
Agencies call into and are dispatched from "J-COM"
* * * FIRE & EMS * * *
Left channel general info:
The left channel is going to be mostly OSP and quite often- but not always, public safety from the southern third of Jefferson Co OH... Occasionally Monroe County Sheriff hits one of the towers the radio is scanning... Most ems, medcorps, aircare, helpdesks, prisons, hospitals and other annoying talkgroup channels such as transportation 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.......................
This feed receives practically all of OSP Post 07's radio traffic and quite often will carry the activity of Post 41. Quite often you will hear both depending on what is going on with the dispatch center or if a Jefferson County unit is south of Rush Run on SR 7 or otherwise hitting the Kirkwood Tower..... The Cambridge channel is active quite often as well.
OSP St. Clairsville Dispatch handles: Belmont, Monroe, Jefferson, and Harrison Counties; OSP Cambridge handles: Guernsey, Noble, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Muskingam, Coshocton, Morgan, and Washington Counties... But.. The only counties from which you can regularly expect to hear OSP radio traffic are (in order of frequency) : Belmont, Monroe, Jefferson, Harrison, Guernsey, and Noble...
OSHP uses thier own code/signal numbers which can be found here:
Monroe County info:
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 dispatched 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:
Jefferson County info:
In Late 2015 Jefferson County abandoned their county trunked radio system and replaced it by joining the statewide MARCS-IP radio system. The county is served by a three tower simulcast (which are the towers from the former county system) and also towers in Stratton, Adena, and Bridgeport. The Bridgeport (Kirkwood) tower is the only one received by this radio so being that this site is actually located in Belmont CO, there will not be perfect coverage of any Jeff Co agency.. The reason I have left them in is that there is no other feed that covers these agencies and if at some point a feed that services this area does become active, I may remove them from the radio... In the meantime, you will know when you are hearing Jefferson County Agencies as they call into and are dispatched form "J-COM"
*******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*
(Wheeling Police units are as follows: Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Hotel,"K", and Mike...... The Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie shifts are the main, around the clock patrol units; ... The Delta patrol shift works a staggerd shift usually from evening to early morning; ... The Hotel units are assigned to the drug task force; ... The "K" units are dog handlers; ... and the Mike units are assigned to the traffic division.....
The Patrol Beats are divided into several areas. The main patrol beats are divided into three districts, District 3- South; District 4- East; and District 5- North.... The Patrol Beats are as follows: 31, 32, 41, 42, 51, 52 and 55... There is also occasionally an extra patrol unit assigned to one or more districts and they are: South- 33; East- 43; North- 53; and Citywide- 56...
Areas covered by each patrol beat are as follows:
31: Center Wheeling, Downtown Wheeling(most), Goosetown, Vineyard Hill(part), East Wheeling
32: South Wheeling, Mozart
41: Fulton, Wheeling Penninsula, Glenwood, Greggsville, Leatherwood, Leewood Park, Forest Hills, Woodsdale, Edgewood, Pleasanton(part), Clator, Morningside, Rock Point Rd
42: Pleasanton(part), Dimmydale, Howard Hills, Oakmont, Elm Grove, Wheeling Park High School, Mar-Win, Medical Park, Glen Hollin, Mil Acres, Elm Terrace, Overbrook, Springdale
51: North Wheeling, Wheeling Island(daytime), Downtown Wheeling(part), Wheeling Hill/Grandview(part), Vineyard Hill(part), Mt. Wood
52: Warwood, River Rd, North Park
55: Wheeling Island.
Each shift has a minimum of 6 patrol units and is commanded by a Seargent or Lieutennant who goes by Unit 11 (or sometimes 12 or 14 (I haven't figured that out exactly)... The Dectective Division units use unit numbers in the teens I do believe... The Traffic Division's Mike Units commonly use motorcycles and bicycles in performing their duties and use unit numbers in the 20's... The Chief of Police uses the moniker of "Car 1" and the Deputy Chief "Unit 2".... Also, in summer 2011 Wheeling initiated a citizen community patrol. These volunteers drive a cruiser with special insignia and yellow bar lights... They work during major events and during other random times- like issuing parking tickets for wrong side street sweeper violations. they are refered to on the radio as Victor-800 and 801
WPD has also given up many codes but many officers still commonly utilize these:
Ohio County Sheriff's Dept and municipal police common codes: