Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rappahannock Regional Jail Using MOTOTRBO

The Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford appears to be transitioning more operations to MOTOTRBO. They've been using TRBO on 453.8125, and today I also monitored TRBO on 453.9000.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Target Changing Frequency Plans

Target Stores appear to be changing frequency plans at some stores with "older" UHF frequencies. The Target in the Central Park shopping center in Fredericksburg has abandoned 461.0375, 466.2875, etc. The Target at Stafford Marketplace has abandoned 467.5125, 467.4875, etc. Both stores are now using the frequency plans of 467.7500, 467.7750, etc. This latter plan is the "newest" one Target has implemented in their stores. I assume they're pursuing nationwide consistency with their frequencies.

Potomac Mills Finds

Here are some frequency finds from Potomac Mills:

154.5700 [ 74.4] Gap
461.0375 [ 74.4] Foot Locker (across from Books-A-Million)
464.5500 [ 67.0] XXI Forever
464.5625 [203.5] Aeropostale
464.5750 [127.3] Neiman Marcus Last Call - Loss Prevention
464.9875 [ d464] Coach
467.8750 [ 94.8] Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
467.9000 [ d632] Bath & Body Works

No change in the Security (463.6000 [ d723]) or Housekeeping (461.3000 [ d043]) frequencies.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Mall Security Frequencies - Maryland

Here's a list of security frequencies for malls in suburban Maryland:

464.2750 [ d606] Chevy Chase Pavilion
463.7625 [203.5] Westfield Shoppingtown Montgomery
464.6250 [ d023] Westfield Shoppingtown Wheaton
464.8250 [151.4] White Flint Mall
152.9225 [ d074] Bowie Town Center
464.3750 [ d032] Mall at Prince George's
464.9250 [ d205] Francis Scott Key Mall
451.3625 [ d156] Arundel Mills Mall
464.8750 [ d315] Marley Station Mall
464.0125 [ d664] Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis
461.1125 [162.2] Mall in Columbia

Black Friday Mall Security Frequencies - Virginia

Here's a list of security frequencies for malls in Northern Virginia:

461.9875 [ d054] Tysons Corner (may have changed - check 464.9375)
464.8250 [ 94.8] Tysons Galleria
464.1250 [ ] Fair Oaks Mall (MOTOTRBO digital)
464.3250 [ 77.0] Springfield Mall
464.9250 [100.0] Landmark Mall
461.8875 [203.5] Ballston Common
464.4375 [ d074] Fashion Center at Pentagon City
464.9250 [ d612] Pentagon Center
451.5250 [ d411] Dulles Town Center
462.4000 [110.9] Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets
463.6000 [ d723] Potomac Mills
461.0125 [100.0] Manassas Mall
464.8250 [ 71.9] Spotsylvania Towne Centre

Crowne Plaza Silver Spring FCC App

The Crowne Plaza Silver Spring hotel has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a VHF repeater on 151.5350. The emission designator is coded 7K60FXE, so this will almost certainly be MOTOTRBO.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Orange County Schools Using MOTOTRBO

Orange County, VA is probably outside the range of a good part of Metro DC, but those in the Northern Virginia/Fredericksburg area may be able to monitor it. The school buses are now using MOTOTRBO on 154.0550. Previously, they were on 155.5650 [179.9], but this appears to be silent now. The schools are licensed under WXT819.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Terra Cotta Warriors at National Geographic

The Terra Cotta Warriors are on display at the National Geographic Museum through March 31, 2010. National Geographic uses 464.9750 [ d152] for Security/Engineering. It's unknown if they will be using supplemental frequencies to handle the large crowds expected for this exhibit.

Help the Homeless Walkathon Tomorrow

The Help the Homeless Walkathon is tomorrow morning on the National Mall. Since at least 2004, the organizers have used rented UHF radios, with the usual "Bearcom rentals" frequencies. Park Police, MPD, and DCFD are also active. Here are frequency lists from the past three years:

464.6500 [ d565] Primary
464.7500 [ d546]
Metropolitan Police used talkgroup 21232.
DC Fire used talkgroup 2096.
Park Police used 166.7250 [127.3].

464.5500 [ d365] Primary Operations?
464.6000 [ d331]
464.7000 [ d311]
469.5500 [ d306] (Channel 2)
469.7000 [ d315]
Park Police used 166.7250 [127.3].
Metropolitan Police used talkgroup 16656.
DC Fire used talkgroup 2112.

464.6250 [ d606] "start photo"
464.6500 [ d565] Primary
464.7500 [ d546]
469.6250 [ d503]
469.6500 [ d516]
469.7500 [ ] [ d371] used last year
Park Police used 166.7250 [127.3].
Metropolitan Police used talkgroup 16656.
DC Fire used talkgroup 2096.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Children's National Medical Center FCC App

Children's National Medical Center has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a base station on 462.4250, as well as two mobile units on the same frequency. The app also calls for 400 paging units on this frequency. Based on the number of paging units, it appears that this frequency will be primarily used for paging, as opposed to two-way radio.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fredericksburg Weather Radio Operational

The Fredericksburg NOAA weather radio station is active. It's on 162.4250 and broadcasts from Mary Washington Hospital. The station rebroadcasts the Manassas station, which is on 162.5500 (KHB36).

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fairfax County Health Department

The Fairfax County Health Department is on talkgroup 35280 on the Fairfax Services trunked system. The talkgroup was in use Saturday.