Tuesday, July 29, 2014

National Harbor Update

Here is an updated list of frequencies for National Harbor:

461.7875 [         ] Security (Ch. 1) (DMR - Color Code 4, Slot 1, Group 1) (R)
461.7875 [         ] Engineering (DMR - Color Code 4, Slot 2, Group 2) (R)
461.7875 [         ] Capital Wheel (DMR - Color Code 4, Slot 2, Group 9) (R)
462.0875 [         ] Housekeeping (DMR - Color Code 4, Group 5) (S)
462.0875 [         ] Parking/Shuttles (DMR - Color Code 4, Group 8) (S)
452.2250 [ d205] Aloft (R)
467.9250 [  67.0] Cadillac Ranch?
464.5500 [  67.0] Charming Charlie
452.5250 [  82.5] Hampton Inn & Suites? (S)
451.3125 [ d516] Residence Inn by Marriott (S)
464.3250 [254.1] Westin - Security/Engineering (S)
464.8250 [254.1] Westin - Housekeeping (S)
451.4375 [         ] Wyndham Vacation Resorts - Engineering (DMR - Color Code 1, Group 2) (S)
451.5875 [         ] Wyndham Vacation Resorts - Security (DMR - Color Code 1, Group 2) (S)
451.7375 [         ] Wyndham Vacation Resorts (DMR - Color Code 1, Group 2) (S)
452.4875 [         ] Wyndham Vacation Resorts - Housekeeping (DMR - Color Code 1, Group 2) (S)

Additionally, a couple of groups on the Gaylord National trunked system have been updated.

Spotsylvania Fire Chief Funeral

Spotsylvania County Volunteer Fire Chief Thomas Oesterheld's funeral was last Thursday. Several talkgroups on the county trunked system were active:
  • 00-107 (Fire Ch. 8)
  • 02-024 (Sheriff A Tac)
  • 02-027 (Sheriff Incident)
  • 02-031 (Sheriff Search and Rescue)
  • 02-042 (Sheriff Tac 3)

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Talkgroup on Fairfax P25 System

Talkgroup 1041 on the Fairfax County P25 trunked system was active a few days ago with what sounded like Virginia State Police. Talkgroup 1049 is in regular use as the VSP Fairfax 2 patch; 1041 may have been a VSP Fairfax 1 patch.

New WMATA Talkgroup

Talkgroup 49232 on the WMATA trunked system was active a few days ago with Montgomery County Fire units. This talkgroup is unidentified, but it falls in the range of the Metro Transit Police talkgroups.

Fugitive Search Yesterday in Stafford

Stafford County Sheriff, Spotsylvania Sheriff, and Fredericksburg Police spent most of yesterday looking for a fugitive. To coordinate the search, the Stafford Sheriff Coordination talkgroup, Spotsylvania Sheriff Tac 1, and Fredericksburg Police Ch. 3 were patched together. Helicopter Fairfax 1 (radio ID 3164217) was also involved for several hours, and was communicating with ground units on Stafford Sheriff Tac 4.

Weekend Events

  • The Citi Open Tennis Tournament begins Saturday and runs through Sunday, August 3 at the Fitzgerald Tennis Center at Rock Creek Park.
  • Billy Joel performs Saturday at 8 PM at Nationals Park.

George Washington University FCC App

George Washington University has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a repeater on 463.6750 at 2033 G St. NW, repeaters on 463.3500, 464.2000, and 464.2750 at Thurston Hall, and a repeater on 464.6875 at GWU's Mount Vernon campus.

The repeaters at Thurston Hall are already in use for GWU's Capacity Plus system. (Interestingly, the application does not have emissions designators for DMR.) 463.6750 [173.8] has been in use for several years for shuttle service.

This application appears to be a replacement for KJQ813, which expired earlier this month.