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kcpd8

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Hi,

I live in Lake County and would like to listen the OSHP Turnpike TG's and Post 18. Should I enter the Lake County MARCS control channels? I see all the talk groups in the RR database, but unsure of what control channels to use. With the Lake County control channels, I am hearing Post , 28 and Ravenna HQ, not the TPike or P-18

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Hi,

I live in Lake County and would like to listen the OSHP Turnpike TG's and Post 18. Should I enter the Lake County MARCS control channels? I see all the talk groups in the RR database, but unsure of what control channels to use. With the Lake County control channels, I am hearing Post , 28 and Ravenna HQ, not the TPike or P-18

Thanks Very Much
kcpd8,

The OSP radio's are setup to (affiliate) work in the counties they are assigned to. So you may not hear Turnpike traffic in Lake County.

There are some exceptions. In my case, I'm in Cuyahoga County. I hear OSP traffic from as far away as Sandusky, Lorain, Medina, Ashland, Summit and Stark counties on a regular basis. This happens when they run joint operations on the Interstates and Turnpike.
 

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If you live in Willoughby I think you probably can hear Cuyahoga sites. Try programming them in and have your TGs enabled.
 

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OSP Monitored from MARCS Cuyahoga Cnty Site

Hi,

I live in Lake County and would like to listen the OSHP Turnpike TG's and Post 18. Should I enter the Lake County MARCS control channels? I see all the talk groups in the RR database, but unsure of what control channels to use. With the Lake County control channels, I am hearing Post , 28 and Ravenna HQ, not the TPike or P-18

Thanks Very Much
Here are the MARCS-IP Cuyahoga Site control channel frequencies: 774.781250, 773.831250, 774.281250, 774.531250

Depending on the type of scanner you have, I would suggest that you setup Lake and Cuyahoga Counties in their own Scan Lists or Favorites Lists.
Just for grins, here is a list of OSP Talk Groups that I've monitored from the Cuyahoga Site:

TG..... Alpha Description
51518 OSP Cleveland Post 18 District 3 HQ
51606 OSP Cleveland Post 18 District 3 TAC
51590 OSP Turnpike East OPS District 10
51591 OSP Turnpike West OPS District 10
51503 OSP Ashland Post 3 District 3
51504 OSP Ashtabula Post 4 District 4
51766 OSP Athens Post 5 District 9
51740 OSP Lisbon Post 15 District 4
51517 OSP Bucyrus Post 17 District 2
51739 OSP Delaware Post 21 District 6
51724 OSP Sandusky Post 22 District 2
51751 OSP Columbus Post 25 District 6
51732 OSP Columbus Post 25 Dispatch District 6
51528 OSP Chardon Post 28 District 4
51595 OSP Chardon Post 28 TAC District 4
51539 OSP Norwalk Post 39 District 2
51547 OSP Lorain Post 47 District 3
51548 OSP Toledo Post 48 District 1
51709 OSP Canfield Psot 50 District 4
51551 OSP Marion Post 51 District 2
51628 OSP Medina Post 52 Tac
51716 OSP Medina Post 52 District 3
51700 OSP Mansfield Post 70 District 2
51571 OSP Chillicothe Post 71 District 9
51572 OSP Fremont Post 71 District 2
51727 OSP Canton 1 Post 76 District 3
51731 OSP Canton 2 Post 76 District 3
51578 OSP Warren District 4 HQ Post 78
51771 OSP Warren District 4 Events 1
51697 OSP Van Wert & Paulding Post 81 District 1
51757 OSP Lebanon Post 83 District 8
51705 OSP Wooster Post 85 District 3
51701 OSP Bowling Green Post 87 District 1
51761 OSP Aviation
51781 OSP State Capitol Complex Security
51782 OSP Special Responce Team
51788 OSP Shipley Bldg General HQ District 6
 

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It will be tough to hear the turnpike unless you are close to a site that is active with it's traffic. They have designed the system to only broadcast to talk groups that have active radios within that site. So if I'm in Lorain county and want to listen to a Columbus talk groups I won't get anything unless someone from Columbus is in the Lorain area and the radio is set on a Columbus talk group.
Best thing to do is get a good directional antenna and point it at a site within the turnpike area. I can pick up Lake county from southern Lorain with a directional antenna.
 

budevans

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The Willoughby/Wickliffe tower has both Lake County MARCS Simulcast and Cuyahoga County MARCS Simulcast. If kcpd8 lives in the western half of Lake County there shouldn't be a problem monitoring the Cuyahoga Site.

FYI: When the Cuyahoga Site first went active I monitored the testing. The Concord Fire Station was able to access (affiliate with) the Cuyahoga Site.
 
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