Sunday, December 21, 2014

DC USA Updated

I've updated the list of frequencies for DC USA:

463.7250 [ d306] Security
464.5500 [  67.0] Bed Bath & Beyond
467.9000 [ d743] Best Buy (primary)
467.9250 [ d506] Best Buy
456.8250 [127.3] DSW
461.2375 [100.0] Marshalls
467.9000 [173.8] Modell's
467.9000 [225.7] Staples
467.7500 [ d115] Target (Channel 1)
467.7750 [ d072] Target (Channel 2)
467.9250 [ d155] Target (Channel 3)
467.9000 [ d205] Target (Channel 4)
467.8500 [ d306] Target

Security was not using the pending DMR repeater on 464.1625. The frequency/tone they are using has been seen at several special events in DC; it is likely a radio-rental company frequency.

Pentagon City Retail Updated

I've updated frequencies for the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Pentagon Center, and Pentagon Row. All three shopping areas are on the Arlington page.

Macy's apparently no longer uses their UHF repeaters for loss prevention. An LP employee was seen with a Motorola DTR radio. These radios utilize the 900 MHz ISM band for frequency-hopping spread spectrum communications.

Maplewood Park Place FCC App

Maplewood Park Place, a senior living community in Bethesda, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a DMR repeater on 464.3875.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Weekend Events

  • Georgetown plays Saturday at noon at Verizon Center.
  • The Redskins play Saturday at 4:30 PM at FedEx Field.
  • The Wizards play Sunday at 6:00 PM at Verizon Center.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sibley Hospital Seeks Additional Repeater

Sibley Hospital, recently licensed for two UHF repeaters, has an application to its license requesting another analog/DMR repeater on 463.5875.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Baltimore Update

I went scanning in Baltimore on Saturday for the Army-Navy game, and updated several items on my Baltimore page, notably the frequencies for M&T Bank Stadium.

Monday, December 15, 2014

DCFD Switches to P25 System

This morning, DC Fire switched to the Project 25 system. Unfortunately, many of the talkgroups are encrypted. The 0 and 0H zones are unencrypted. The 0A, 0B, and 0C zones are encrypted. When DC requires mutual aid, the 0 zone will be used.