The National Cherry Blossom Festival begins this weekend. The Opening Ceremony and other events are at the National Building Museum on Saturday. Previously, I had 462.6875 [ 77.0] for Staff and 464.5000 [ d703] for Security, but these may be obsolete. (The Building Museum may be using a special internal communications system.) In 2008, the volunteers working the Cherry Blossom events at the Building Museum used Family Radio Service frequencies.
The Smithsonian Kite Festival is also on Saturday. In 2008, organizers used 462.6375 [ 77.0].
I've added Major League Soccer (MLS) to my group of pages about sports stadium licenses. It seems like a good time, with the New York Red Bulls opening a new stadium in Harrison, NJ, and DC United acquiring several new MOTOTRBO frequencies. Additionally, the Philadelphia Union is joining the League this year.
New firmware (DSP and CPU) has been released for the PSR-500 and PSR-600 scanners. The upgrade process wasn't too complicated, but one must follow the instructions carefully. Remember to install the DSP before the CPU. All the details, including the files to download, can be found at GRE Support.
The company that controls DC United (MacFarlane-Chang D.C. Soccer) has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for fourteen UHF simplex frequencies. The frequencies are coded for both analog and MOTOTRBO modes. These frequencies will be used at RFK Stadium.
The JBG Companies has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for one repeater and five simplex frequencies. These frequencies will be used at the Rockwall I office building at 11400 Rockville Pike in Rockville.