Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner FCC App

The Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner, which opens next month, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for DMR and analog repeaters on 461.4375 and 464.1750.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Burke Community Church FCC App

Burke Community Church has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for simplex on 151.4900, 154.5050, 160.1475, and 160.1700. The app also calls for nationwide simplex on 151.5125 and 158.4075.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

RFC Wireless FCC License

RFC Wireless, a two-way radio dealer based in Northern California, was recently issued a license for a DMR repeater on 463.5375. The transmitter location is at Jefferson Court, an office building at 1025 Thomas Jefferson St. NW in Georgetown. The license states the frequency will be used for "daily security communication activity."

Jefferson Court was issued a license last year.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

More DC Testing in Metro

Recently, there was testing in the Metro on DC talkgroup 1620. Several other 16xx-series talkgroups have been used for Metro testing in the past few weeks. It's unknown if these talkgroups are related to a future Metro migration to the DC system, or are simply being used by DC for testing in the Metro system.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Weekend Events

  • The National Shamrock Festival is Saturday on the grounds of RFK Stadium.
  • The Cherry Blossom Opening Festival is Saturday from 5:00-6:30 at the Warner Theater. The venue holds a license for five simplex frequencies. The theater also holds another license for four simplex frequencies, which is due to expire early next month.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Stonewall Power Plant FCC License

Bechtel, which is constructing the Stonewall Power Plant near Leesburg, was recently licensed for several VHF and UHF frequencies.

Fairfax Hospital License Modification

Fairfax Hospital recently modified its license to add DMR repeaters on 451.8625, 452.5000, and 453.0125. The hospital was previously only licensed for analog on 464.8250, which was used for security. The new repeaters will probably replace 496.0125 (unlicensed), which had numerous users, each of which used a different CTCSS tone.