Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Baltimore Visit

Spent the day Saturday in Baltimore. I was able to add/update a lot on my Baltimore web page. The entities that have been updated are listed in red at the top of the page.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Potomac Mills

I haven't posted much to the blog recently, so I thought I'd provide an update on a place I've been a couple of times recently: Potomac Mills. This mall really seems to have seen a surge in radio use by the stores. Here's the latest listing of frequencies I have:

461.3000 [ d043] Housekeeping
463.6000 [ d723] Security

151.8350 [ 74.4] Banana Republic
151.9550 [ 74.4] Old Navy
154.5150 [ 74.4] Gap
461.0625 [ d632] Bath & Body Works
461.4250 [ d072] Steve & Barry's
461.4625 [ d265] IKEA Operations
462.5625 [ 67.0] IKEA Housekeeping
464.6250 [146.2] Nordstrom Rack Loss Prevention
466.0250 [ d371] Nike
467.7625 [ 67.0] American Eagle
467.8125 [ 67.0] Costco
467.8500 [ d606] "women's section"; strong near Polo Ralph Lauren
467.8500 [ d712] Children's Place
467.8500 [173.8] Charlotte Russe
467.8750 [ d723] Guess
467.8750 [ 67.0] AMC Theater--Ushers/Primary Operations
467.9250 [ 67.0] AMC Theater--Projector Operators
468.8375 [ d155] H&M
Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, Burlington Coat Factory, Burlington Shoes, Espirit, Factory Brand Shoes, Hollister, Polo Ralph Lauren, Timberland, and Tommy Hilfiger use UHF portables.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

FCC App for Lerner (Property Management)

Lerner has an application with the FCC for property management for their building at 1800 M St. NW in DC. They will use a repeater on 464.7125 and mobiles on 452.1375 and 452.1625.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Golf Tournament Finds

I couldn't receive Montgomery County very well from my location on Friday, but here are a couple talkgroups from the County trunked system that were in use for the AT&T National:

1744 Special Events 1 (Fire/Rescue)
1776 Special Events 2 (unknown use)

The VHF frequencies for the Country Club were also active. I was not close enough to log any frequencies used by the tournament organizers.

Updates appreciated, if anyone has them.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

AT&T National Golf Tournament

The AT&T National Golf Tournament at Congressional Country Club began today and continues through Sunday. Here's a list of frequencies for the Club (previously posted here):

152.4050 [ d115] Security (R)
151.8650 [ d115] Grounds (R)
151.5200 [ d115] Clubhouse/Food & Beverage (R)
151.5200 [ d311] Golf (R)
154.5150 [ d115] Athletics (S)
151.9550 [ d311] Spare 1 (S)
151.7750 [ d311] Spare 2 (S)
152.4050 [ d311] Management (R)

Montgomery County Police and Fire will provide their services. Look for them on talkgroups 1744, 1776, and 1808 (Special Events 1-3) of the county trunked system. They may also use 1616, 1648, and 1680 (Public Safety Coordination 1-3).

Finally, there will probably be a large number of rented radios used by tournament organizers. No specific frequencies are known, but a search of 451-453 and 461-470 MHz should yield good results.

Arlington and Calvert Schools Seek Frequencies

Arlington County Schools and Calvert County Schools both have pending applications before the FCC for radios for their schools.

In their app, Arlington proposes a single repeater, as well as six simplex frequencies. The emission designator indicates that the freqs will be used in both analog and digital modes. The digital mode will probably be Motorola's MOTOTRBO product.

Calvert's app proposes five simplex frequencies.

It appears both school systems will share the pool of frequencies proposed in their applications among most, if not all, the schools in their districts.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Caribbean Carnival/Parade

Here are some talkgroups from the DC trunked system that were active on Saturday for the Caribbean Carnival and Parade:

2112 DCFD Special Events 2
16656 MPD Special Operations Division
34448 Department of Health
35536 Emergency Management Agency 1 (analog simulcast on 59216)