Friday, December 31, 2010

Weekend Events

The first weekend of the new year has lots of sports, plus one other unusual event:
  • Georgetown plays Saturday at 1 PM at Verizon Center.
  • The Wizards play Saturday at 7 PM, also at Verizon.
  • The Redskins finish the season Sunday at 4:15 PM at FedEx Field.
  • The Inaugural Gala for DC mayor-elect Vincent Gray is Sunday at 7 PM at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Stafford County Sheriff Switches to 700 MHz, Encrypts

Stafford County Sheriff has switched to the county's 700 MHz trunked system. Unfortunately, it appears all transmissions are encrypted. The most active talkgroup seems to be 4501, so this is probably the dispatch channel.

Stafford County released a press release about the switch to the new system.

Fire remains on the UHF-T channels for now.

Friday, December 24, 2010

1899 Pennsylvania Avenue FCC App

1899 Pennsylvania Avenue, an office building, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for one repeater and four simplex frequencies. Note that the emission code on the app indicates that these frequencies will be MOTOTRBO.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Potomac Mills/Woodbridge Update

Did some Christmas shopping last night in the Potomac Mills/Woodbridge area, and found a few new frequencies:

462.0750 [ d365] Sentara Potomac Hospital (R)
464.3250 [ d071] CarMax (S)
467.8500 [ d532] Michaels

467.8500 [ d223] is an unknown store; it was strong near Michaels.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Phoenix at Clarendon Metro

The Phoenix at Clarendon Metro, a mixed-use building, was recently licensed for five simplex frequencies:


Friday, December 17, 2010

Weekend Events

This weekend should see a lot of traffic around the malls, as it's the last weekend before Christmas. Look for mall security frequencies to be particularly active. Other than that and the usual holiday events, just a couple of notable events:
  • Georgetown plays Saturday at noon at Verizon Center.
  • The Wizards play Saturday night at seven, also at Verizon Center.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Weekend Events

On a cold winter weekend, sports dominate the major events again:
  • The Wizards play Friday at 7 PM.
  • The Capitals play Saturday at 7 PM.
  • Georgetown plays Sunday at noon.
  • The Redskins play Sunday at 1 PM.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

BB&T Classic Frequencies Found

Here's what I found at the BB&T Classic, which was this past Sunday at the Verizon Center:

457.5625 [ 82.5] Audio/Visual/Lighting/Bands/Cues (S)
462.1375 [ d172] Audio/Visual (S)
464.5000 [ d047] (brief use) (S)
464.5500 [ d032] Organizers (S)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Weekend Events

It's all happening at the Verizon Center this weekend:
  • The Wizards play Friday at 7 PM.
  • Georgetown plays Saturday at noon.
  • The Capitals play Saturday at 7 PM.
  • The BB&T Classic, a college basketball triple-header, is Sunday at 2:45 PM.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

American Systems FCC App

American Systems has an application pending before the FCC. The app says the frequencies are for "construction use for safety and security" at 4900 Seminary Rd. in Alexandria. The app calls for four simplex frequencies and one repeater. The simplex frequencies have the emission code for NEXEDGE; the repeater has the emission code for MOTOTRBO.

451.6125 (S)
452.0875 (S)
452.3625 (R)
452.4125 (S)
452.8375 (S)