Tuesday, June 30, 2015

JetBlue Switches to DMR at DCA, Doesn't Inform FCC

JetBlue has switched to DMR on 463.8625 at Reagan National Airport. The license for the frequency has not been updated with the appropriate emission designators. Three groups were found:

463.8625 [         ] (DMR - Color Code 1, Slot 2, Group 1)
463.8625 [         ] (DMR - Color Code 1, Slot 1, Group 2)
463.8625 [         ] (DMR - Color Code 1, Slot 1, Group 3)

Folklife Festival Frequency Found

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival was confirmed using 412.9000 (NXDN 4800 - RAN 42, Group 23, Scrambled). Because the frequency is scrambled, it cannot be monitored even with a program like DSD+. This frequency does not appear to be part of the DC Federal SMR.

Folger Shakespeare Library Confirmed Using New Frequency

The Folger Shakespeare Library was recently monitored on 461.8000 [127.3]. Folger was licensed for this frequency in late 2013; it had used an unlicensed frequency previously.

National Capital Barbecue Battle Finds

Here's what was active at the National Capital Barbecue Battle:

152.2775 [ d072] Beverage/Volunteer (Ch. 1)
151.8275 [ d532] Box Office/Gates (Ch. 2)
155.0250 [ d743] Hospitality/Stages (Ch. 3)
150.5125 [ d172] Contest (Ch. 4)
153.8750 [123.0] Production/Electric (Ch. 5)
157.8150 [141.3] Safeway Pavilion (Ch. 6)
154.2250 [ d464] Clean Up (Ch. 7)
159.2100 [ d624] Open/Conversation (Ch. 8)
157.0100 [ d734] First Aid (Ch. 9)
(Some frequencies may be off by 2.5/5.0 kHz.)

DC Trunked System Talkgroup:
2117 Emergency Management Agency

World Police and Fire Games

The World Police and Fire Games continue through Sunday. Most of the events are in Fairfax County. Here are talkgroups monitored this past Sunday:

Fairfax Project 25 Trunked System talkgroups:
1175 Fire 43E
1179 Fire 43G

Fairfax Services Trunked System talkgroups:
24016 Special Event 1
24048 Special Event 2 (Buses)
24080 Special Event 3
24112 Special Event 4
24144 Special Event 5
24176 Special Event 6 (Buses)
24272 Coordination A1
24304 Coordination A2 (Buses)
24336 Coordination A3
24368 Coordination A4
24400 Coordination A5 (Buses)
24432 Coordination A6 (Buses)

This RadioReference thread details other talkgroups found.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Spotsylvania Stars and Stripes Spectacular

The Spotsylvania Stars and Stripes Spectacular was cancelled because of inclement weather this afternoon, but a few talkgroups from the Spotsylvania trunked system were noted in use:

00-087 Disaster Tac (fire/medical)
02-024 Sheriff A Tac (traffic control)
04-121 Parks & Recreation (organizers)

National Capital Barbecue Battle Talkgroup

The DC Emergency Management Agency was using talkgroup 2117 on the DC trunked system today for the National Capital Barbecue Battle. The event concludes tomorrow.