Saturday, February 21, 2009

BWI-Area Hotels FCC App

Hilton Garden Inn Arundel Mills/Homewood Suites Arundel Mills, which will probably open April 2, have an application pending before the FCC.  The app calls for four UHF simplex frequencies.


Neiman Marcus Potomac Mills FCC App

Neiman Marcus Last Call - Potomac Mills, which will open on March 6, has an application pending before the FCC.  The app calls for ten UHF simplex frequencies.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Coastal International Security FCC App

Coastal International Security, which will be providing security for 811 Vermont Ave. NW, has an application pending before the FCC.  The app calls for a UHF repeater on 451.7250.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lots of Brush Fires Today

Today's dry and windy conditions spawned many brush fires around north central Virginia.  Here's a few things that were active on the scanner:
  • STARS talkgroup 3019 (Virginia Department of Forestry Ops 2)
  • 159.3300 [100.0] (Virginia Department of Forestry Region 3)
  • Fort AP Hill talkgroup 1018 (AP Hill Fire)
  • Spotsylvania talkgroup 00-101 (Spotsylvania Fire Channel 2)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

JNCR Dahlgren Site Activity Increasing

Recently, there has been an increase in activity on the JNCR Dahlgren trunked system.  Most of the traffic has been on talkgroup 22311.  The system is obviously still in the testing stages--the primary base radio traffic remains on the LTR system.  The switch to the new system may occur when public safety agencies on the base move into a new communications center.

Great Falls Park Monitoring

While at Great Falls Park on Sunday, I picked up a few frequency confirmations:
  • 170.0500 [NAC 4C5] Great Falls Park
  • 169.6875 [NAC 4C5] C&O Canal National Historical Park (This frequency was strong at Great Falls.  A reference to the "Monocacy Aqueduct" was monitored.  170.3625 [NAC 4C5] was active at same time, but much weaker.)
  • 461.1625 [110.9] Madeira School (R)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

University of MD Campus Rec Services FCC App

The University of Maryland Campus Rec Services has an application pending before the FCC.  The app requests two UHF repeaters: 451.9750 and 452.3500.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Park Service/Battlefields Update

The family and I took a trip up to the Manassas Battlefield Sunday afternoon before the Super Bowl.  Here are some updates to National Park Service frequencies:

172.7250 [NAC 47C] Manassas NBP
170.0500 [NAC 5C2] Monocacy NB (this frequency may be shared with Antietam NB)
170.3625 [NAC 4C5] this frequency was weak from Manassas, but has the characteristic Park Service NAC.  I couldn't make out who it was, but suspect it may be C&O Canal NHP.  A user on RadioReference has also reported hearing 169.6875 [NAC 4C5]; this may be another C&O repeater.