It's possible that "Channel 3" is a different talkgroup specific to a single agency or group of agencies. This is pretty common in areas where there's a standard template with specific channels reserved for each agency. For example:The DB shows Westcomm Ch-3 as 13514, tonight R.River working an incident and is referring 13509 as Ch-3
Westshore (PD) and Westcom (Fire) are on the MARCS-IP system.Newbie here. Got a used BCD436 and while I pick up Cleveland PD and various other things, I haven't been able to get any of the Westshore suburbs tonight (where I live). Heard a bit of stuff from Lakewood, but not much, and nothing else.
Wondered if those of you who listen more often could comment on how active they are. Wondering if it is a slow night or operator error...
Bay is nowhere near as busy as Westlake which is probably why you didn't hear them. I know that the WFD has at least 4x the call volume compared to Bay Fire. This time of year Bay is lucky to get 5 calls a day. As for PD traffic it really isn't even comparable. WPD has way, way, way more traffic than Bay. Bay, River, and Fairview PDs are known to "silent dispatch" a lot also.Thanks guys. I did a favorite for just MARCS Cuyahoga county. As far as west side goes, I've picked up some Lakewood and the rare (what seems to be) Westlake. No Bay Village at all that I could tell.
I did pull an internet feed, and while there wasn't a ton more in the time period, I did seem to be missing some Westshore/Westcom. No clue why.
I've been trying to get up to speed (didn't know what RID was until today, for example), to give you pros an idea of where I am... or more correctly, where I am not!