online home of frequency information for a huge geographical
area stretching from the Hocking Hills to the Ohio River, from
Portsmouth to Athens, from Gallipolis and Ironton and to Waverly,
Jackson, Marietta, Pomeroy and Chillicothe.
is arranged by county on the navigation bars and links. Once
you access the individual county page, all information is listed
by purpose. Since state listings are almost always duplicated
in a wide area arrangement (at least in Southeast Ohio), a separate
list of state frequencies and users is available and is linked
to each county page.
Athens County ... Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Coolville,
County ... Gallipolis, Rio Grande, Cheshire, Crown City, Thurman
County ... Logan, Laurelville, Murray City, Rockbridge
County ... Jackson, Wellston, Oak Hill, Coalton
County ... Ironton, South Point, Chesapeake, Coal Grove, Proctorville
County ... Pomeroy, Middleport, Rutland, Tuppers Plains, Carpenter
County ... McConnelsville, Malta, Chesterhill, Stockport,
County ... New Lexington, Somerset, Thornville, New Straitsville,
County ... Waverly, Piketon, Latham, Beaver
County ... Chillicothe, Bainbridge, Frankfort, Adelphia, Richmond
County ... Portsmouth, Wheelersburg, Lucasville, Minford,
County ... McArthur, Hamden, Wilkesville, Zaleski, New Plymouth
County ... Marietta, Belpre, Little Hocking, New Matamoras,
the way, if it's not listed here ... I don't have it. Please
radio codes are contained on a separate page. Most law enforcement
agencies in Southeast Ohio use the well-known Buckeye State
Sheriff's Association (BSSA) radio codes, as do a handful of
EMS operators and Fire Departments. The SEOEMS District signals
were the de-facto regional standard for the other EMS services
who actually use codes on the air. The State Highway Patrol
has their own radio codes.
Southeast Ohio, you'll find a fairly informal radio procedure
at most local agencies, with a lot of plain English communication
in use. Base stations tend to be identified by callsign (usually
law enforcement) or a generic name like Fire Control, City Dispatch,
Wellston Fire Base, or a specific County 9-1-1 center. Police
agencies tend to occasionally talk in numbers, using unit identifiers,
base station callsigns, radio codes and license plate numbers
in a stream of spoken, analog data, like 4021-784-33-25-24-21.
You'll get used to it.
February 18, 2008, we added Business, Industrial, Manufacturing,
and Utility licensees to our listings in every county! This
was the most requested add-on feature from readers everywhere.
Base and Repeater frequencies are listed.
do not list low power channels, data channels, digital
paging frequencies, 'mobile only' channels, or microwave hops,
since they have little or no relevance to scanner listeners.
For now, we don't list Community Repeaters (FB4, FB6, or FB7
rental systems) since these repeaters are shared among several
businesses in a particular area, rental customers come and go,
and it's difficult to track individual businesses when transmitting
on the air. This policy may change in the future.
Public Safety licensees, Business and Industrial radio users
may use a different name on their license. Some businesses are
licensed in the name of a parent company, others are licensed
in the name of the business owner as an individual. Occasionally,
you'll find the old company name still on the license despite
a sale, merger, or corporate identity change. With a little
detective work, you should be able to determine who you're hearing.
Once in a while, you'll find a business or public safety user
that operates on an expired license - often for years - because
they didn't realize the license expired. If we can verify the
user, we'll list those frequencies in our database too.
deletions and corrections are always welcome and appreciated.
If you have any of that stuff to send me, just shoot an e-mail
to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My snail mail address is PO Box 51, Athens OH 45701.
and happy scanning !
Amateur Radio Station W8UU
Site Owner and Webmaster
The Southeast Ohio Emergency Communication Frequency Database