Monday, May 21, 2018

AirCare 2 Radio ID

AirCare 2 was monitored this morning with a radio ID of 3187306 on the Stafford/Fredericksburg trunked system. The 318xxxx radio IDs are used by Fairfax County units (AirCare 1 is based at Fairfax Hospital, and uses radio ID 3187305.) The helicopter was landing somewhere in Stafford, possibly for a demonstration at Colonial Forge High School.

Uniden Releases Another Firmware Update for BCD436HP/BCD536HP

On Friday, Uniden released yet another firmware update for the BCD436HP/BCD536HP scanners. The firmware is updated in Uniden's programming software application, Sentinel.

Whistler Announces New Scanners

Last week, Whistler announced new scanner models that will handle simulcast systems properly. They will also include Bluetooth transceivers. The units, which will ship in the fourth quarter, will compete with Uniden's SDS100 scanner (which will ship in June).

Marine Corps Historic Half Finds

Here's what I found yesterday for the Marine Corps Historic Half:

Stafford/Fredericksburg trunked system talkgroups:
5745 Course Marshal? (125xxxx units)
5746 Course (125xxxx units)
5748 "water point" "drone flying over" (125xxxx units)
5752 "rear pace" (125xxxx units)
5760 Traffic Posts
5761 Medical
5762 Medical/Fire units
5765 Medical Aid Stations (125xxxx units)

442.8500 [107.2] Amateur Radio Support

Saturday, May 19, 2018

655 New York Ave. FCC App

655 New York Avenue, an office building in DC, has an application pending before the FCC for a DMR repeater on 464.4625.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Weekend Events

  • The Nats play Friday at 7:05, Saturday at 7:05, and Sunday at 1:35 at Nationals Park.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Psychiatric Institute of Washington FCC App

The Psychiatric Institute of Washington has an application pending before the FCC for simplex on 451.2375, 451.4125, 451.6875, 452.1875, and 452.8875.