The following serves as the most complete (to my knowledge) scanning reference for Ottawa County, OH. This information has been gained by years of personal monitoring. Many references, including "Police Call" and Daryll Symington's local directory contain license information that is "correct", but the local systems have shifted many of their uses and frequencies. In this reference, the frequencies will be listed first, along with their uses. Talk-groups will be given next (as complete as possible).
The Ottawa County Sheriff uses an EDACS system that is also used by the majority of village fire, police, and local government agencies. The system is 5 channel.
For those with Trunktracker II's or Pro 92, 94's, the frequencies must be entered in LCN
order, which I have done below.
854.2125 Ottawa County EDACS system
855.5375 Ottawa County EDACS system
856.0875 Ottawa County EDACS system
852.5125 Ottawa County EDACS system
853.1125 Ottawa County EDACS system
154.100 This is the fire paging frequency used to dispatch all the fire departments in the county except for the following: Mid-County (Oak Harbor), Erie township, Carroll and Portage township fire departments.
453.350 Oak Harbor and Carroll Township Police
453.050 Used as a maintenance channel for the county and Allen and Harris townships. Allen township also uses this channel for snowplows.
151.100 Used by county maintenance and county snowplows.
156.075 County Maint.
159.060 County Maint.
453.150 Used sometimes as a lifeflight interlink channel.
454.600 Dispatch for Mid-county, Erie, and Portage township, and Rocky Ridge fire depts. Also used as their main channel and a channel for Port Clinton Fire.
460.525 Channel 3/Tac Channel for Mid-county, Erie, and Portage Township fire.
462.125 Licensed for Oak Harbor Board of Ed., but mainly used by the police as a tac channel.
154.025 Clay Township local government.
153.770 Carroll township local government.
155.100 County Maint. And plows.
155.610 Port Clinton Police main channel. They also use the EDACS system for tac purposes.
159.030 Port Clinton PD: rarely used.
155.340 HEAR channel used by Allen Township to communicate with St. Charles.
158.835 Put-In-Bay Police
You will find additional frequencies listed in many sources, but in four years of
listening, I have never heard those frequencies used.
The following is a list of talkgroups that I've deciphered. I apologize for any errors. Some are still unknown.
04-121: Used as sheriff's dispatch/main channel, as well as dispatch for local PD's such Genoa, Elmore
04-122: Sherrif's Tac
04-041: Genoa PD Tac
04-101: Port Clinton PD Tac
04-030: Danbury PD Tac
04-061: Sheriff and Oak Harbor PD interlink
02-021: West Dispatch (Fire)
02-046: Port Clinton Fire Tac
06-024: Board of MRDD
02-026: Genoa Fire
02-031: Harris-Elmore Fire
02-271: Catawba Island Township Fire
04-032: Genoa PD Tac
02-063: Marblehead Fire
02-122: Marblehead Fire
04-026: Elmore PD Tac
02-024: Allen Township Fire
02-023: Genoa FD Tac
04-021: East Dispatch (Fire)
04-031: Marblehead PD Tac
02-111: Marblehead FD
04-042: Genoa PD Tac
There are many more unknown talkgroups and some may be added. If using a Pro-92, keep the banks in the "open" mode.
The following is a list of unit numbers for the local police and fire departments.
62-xx units: Sheriff units
83-xx units: Genoa PD
77-xx units: Elmore Police
84-xx units: Clay Township PD
78-xx units: Rocky Ridge Police
85-xx units: Clay-Center PD
86-xx units: Dog Warden
71-xx units: Oak Harbor PD
200-x units: Carroll Township
41-xx units are for Danbury Township PD
51-xx units are for Catawba Island Township PD
64-xx units are ofr Lakeside/Marblehead PD
100 series: Allen Township
200 series: atawba Island Township Fire
300 series: Genoa
400 series: Harris-Elmore Fire and EMS
500 series: Marblehead Fire
600 series: Port Clinton Fire and EMS
700 series: Rocky Ridge
800 series: Bay Township Fire
900 series: Clay-Center Fire
1100 series: Lakeside Fire
1200 series: Erie Township Fire
1500 series: Put-In-Bay Fire & EMS