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  Public-Service Scanner Radio Feed Provider for:

       Lakewood Ohio  Police, Fire & EMS

Live Feed - Lakewood PD-FD-EMS


 When seconds matter, hear it HERE first... Quantumradio utilizes a low-latency encoder on a high speed connection. Typically there is only a 15 to 20 second delay from the actual live feed.


Lakewood units number are in format "2xx" - Lakewood City Website

Ohio State patrol phone numbers...
1-877-7PATROL  877-772-8765
1-800-GRAB DUI   800-472-2384

The websites or Phone numbers for these agencies have been added for general info. Some offer down-loadable lists of police reports.


*** NEW *** Traffic Web Cam Links:
  These are hi-res real-time cameras which update every few seconds - great for spotting traffic backups and road conditions.
   ( Listed from West to East or South to North for each highway...)
  ( Most are PTZ type so the angle of view may change per ODOT - Some Cams may be off-line for various reasons)

I-90 @ Columbia Webcam
I-90 @ Clague Webcam
I-90 @ SR2/Detroit Rd.  Webcam
I-90 @ US20/Wooster Rd Webcam
I-90 @ Hilliard Rd.  Webcam
I-90 @ Warren Rd. Webcam
I-90 @ W117 Webcam
I-90 @ West Blvd. Webcam
I-71 @ Puritas Rd. Webcam
I-71 @ W143 Webcam
I-71 @ W140 Webcam
I-71 @ W130 Webcam
I-71 @ W117 Webcam
I-480 @ SR237 Webcam
I-480 @ I-71 Webcam
I-480 @ W130 Webcam
Airport/I-71/Snow Rd. Webcam

Even More Traffic ODOT Cams ODOT WEBCAMS


New Stuff...

2017-06-11 -  Discontinuing the Westshore Feed (Right Channel). I can no longer get a reliable enough non-scattered signal to maintain this feed. The Station alert will also discontinue. I will continue the Lakewood feed on both channels for the time being.  Please use one of the alternative Westshore feeds that seem to be doing a pretty good job of picking up the signal. Questions, comments, concerns please post a private message to quantumradio in the RadioReference.com forum.

2017-06-10  -  Have been experimenting with a new router and some experimental configurations. It has not been entirely stable and there have been numerous network interruptions as a result for the last week. Occasional outages may continue for a few days but hopefully long term will be stable.

2017-05-25 -  Picked up an awful hum on the Westshore right channel a few days ago and finally got around to tracking it down. Some kind of weirdness with the stereo ground-loop isolator. I moved the feed to its own dedicated isolator and besides eliminating the 60 cycle hum it had the secondary effect of eliminating the audio bleed-over between the two channels.  Also re-oriented the antenna to decrease the simulcast/multipath/scatter signal chop/drop.

2016-02-07 -  Lots of recent outages due to local network issues. Swapped out the main router which has just been flaky for the longest time... hoping this will keep things online 24/7 now.

2015-12-15  -  Changed out the embedded Feed Player at the top of this page - no longer requires Flash Player which might be helpful for some users...

2015-12-13  -  Updated the firmware for the router... feed was down for an hour and I soft-bricked the router, but seems to be ok now. Time will tell if data throughput and stability are improved.

2015-11-22  -  Increased the Westshore activity triggering threshold to reduce false activity indications.

2015-08-08  -  Added an experimental Lakewood Alert Tone inhibit function (single tone). Allowed some tone to come through but at a greatly reduced level.

2015-08-07  -  Equipment issues resolved... Westcom Station Alert and Meta-Tag channel activity back online.

2015-02-09  -  Outage of the Westshore right channel feed today. The receiver just would not stay locked on the control channel- had to do a significant antenna re-orientation to get it back - the Lakewood feed did not seem to be affected. 

2015-01-27  -  Previous free webhost got sold and killed this site - back online with new free host for the moment. Also made the info page a link to this page so as to avoid having to update 2 different sites.

2015-01-19  -  Added an antenna preamp to help with a signal fade issue on the primary control channel affecting the Westshore right ch. Seems to be helping based on a few days of observation.  Trimmed out some new stuff entries...

2015-01-03  -  Updates to this webpage adding some TRAFFIC CAM links of area interest. Removed some of the old "New Stuff" entries...

2014-11-07  -  System upgrade completed. Changed the broadcast stream encoder application to get more amplitude on the digital stream. This will produce louder volumes on phone-type Scanner Radio clients without adding clipping or distortion.  Re-introduced the Lakewood feed as well, now that I'm getting good audio on a test stream setup.

2014-10-25  -  Experimentally adding LAKEWOOD PD/FD/EMS on the mostly unused Left Channel.   We'll see how it goes...  If things get crazy just adjust the Balance Fader in the Scanner Radio or other player app to Left or Right depending on what you want to listen to. Scanner Radio app can also remember that balance setting if desired. (Bluetooth or other headphones make it possible to mostly distinguish both channels.) Right Channel is same as it was EXCEPT the Station Alert for WestCom is now mixed with the Right Channel with other PD/FD traffic so there will be overlap occasionally. The annoying data bursts will still be conveniently stripped out. Programming updated (if correctly) to show new Lakewood channel activity (and time since last active),

2014-10-16  -  Added an isolation transformer to eliminate the ground-loop AC hum issue - back to a reasonably quiet noise floor.

2014-10-15  -  Rebuilt the Meta Tag generation engine in the control processor- should be working slightly better now.

2014-10-12  -  Additional to the 10-12 upgrade... Have fully integrated the control processor to the DSP, and can now detect and eliminate most of the annoying data tone bursts preceeding and following a Station Alert call.

2014-07-08  -  Fairview Park PD has migrated to MARCS P25 Digital. The old westshore conventional feed on 155.61MHz will likely be eliminated soon. All Westshore agencies on MARCS IP now.

2014-02-23  -  Changed the MetaData data transfer scheme... now through an RS232 connection instead of TCP/IP. It's still not perfect but should be much more reliable overall.

2014-01-18  -  Dropped the Lorain/Avon feed in favor of a better-balanced Westshore/Westcom feed. There was getting to be too much traffic overlap between Westshore Law and Westcom Fire/EMS/River. Now the Marcs Digital WestCom and Rocky River PD will be moved to the right channel. Also adding experimentally the "Westcom Station Alert Call" on right channel. (453.3MHz). Allow 24 hrs for feed description to update.

2014-01-07  -  Added a beta "Time since last transmission" meta-tag status feature. After approx 1 minute of inactivity, text will display for each of the three main feeds showing number of minutes since last activity. "Activity" just means some sort of signal was picked up.

Feed Details:

- 3 (surplus- low budget operation :) Uniden/Bearcat receivers/scanners are used.
- DSP utilized to manage Eq , EMS Tone inhibit (for some).
- Control processor to manage agency-activity detection, Meta Tags and Fire/EMS Tone-Out inhibit.
- Old WinXP laptop with broken screen running Icecast encoder.

Mono Feed 16bit/22.5 kbit tansmission : Lakewood PD/FD/EMS

Right channel :

- Discontinued 06-11-2107

Operational Notes:

>>> Meta tags will indicate the following: Channel Activity and status messages.

  Meta tags can get delayed over time on some streaming players. Usually restarting the app/feed will resync. Currently display is optimized for "Scanner Radio" App (android)... may not look the same on other media players...

NOTE REGARDING ALERTS: Quantumradio will make an attempt to post alerts for certain events of public interest if available to do so at the time. Information posted is directly based on initlal agency reports which may or MAY NOT be accurate. Every attempt is made to post accurate information. There is a SUBSTANTIAL delay from when the alert is posted to when it appears on Scanner apps such as Scanner Radio (5-10 minutes).

Quantumradio recommends free "Scanner Radio" app by Gordon Edwards for mobile devices. Best performing app with the most features. ( not affiliated... just what I use mostly)

Has a balance control to either turn one channel or the other completely off or at reduced volume. The Pro Ad-free version also offers an EQ on some devices.

Another Player I use for the Android platform is "VLC for Android".  Since it is a generic station stream player, you will initally have to launch a browser in android and go to the Broadcastify site/page with the desired scanner feed, then select "Winamp" for the stream type, the hit the Play icon. You should then get a prompt to Open and select "V LC" as the player. Once it is playing you can save the Playlist group in VLC.  Next time you can just launch the app directly and select from your list of favorite feeds. One cool feature is its built in equalizer/booster. This means you can custom tune the playback level and EQ from quiet to LOUD. It displays the MetaTags nicely also.  It also has a selectable receive buffer for low low latency. Of course it's great for internet radio as well because it's one of the very few players with an EQ. I used to recommend the "DeadBeef" Player, but found it occasionally lost my saved list of stations...


- This feed is provided as a free community service and there is no guarantee of performance.

- Please observe Federal/State/Local ordinances regarding mobile reception of this feed.

- Comments/suggestions regarding this feed can be made by logging into the radioreference.com forums, and clicking the link below. Then select the "Contact Info" tab.


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