Wednesday, March 30, 2011

National Marathon Talkgroups Found

Here are DC trunked system talkgroups found while monitoring the National Marathon:

2096 DCFD Special Events 1
20432 Organizers
20464 Organizers (Channel A5?)
21232 MPD Citywide 2
35536 Emergency Management Agency

20432 and 20464 are new talkgroups that are not listed on my site or on RadioReference. The organizers have used cellphones in previous years.

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City New Frequency

Engineers working on the elevators at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City were using 467.8750 [67.0] early Saturday morning. The engineers have also been monitored on the housekeeping repeater (464.4625 [d413]).

Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend Events

Things are starting to get busy...
  • The National Marathon is Saturday at 7 AM. It begins and ends on the grounds of RFK Stadium.
  • The Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day is Saturday from 10 AM-3:30 PM at the National Building Museum. The Opening Festival is from 4:00-5:30 PM, also at the NBM.
  • The Blossom Kite Festival (formerly the Smithsonian Kite Festival) is Sunday from 10 AM-4 PM on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
  • The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus performs this weekend at the Verizon Center.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Weekend Events

Basketball is prominent again this weekend:
  • The Second and Third Rounds of the NCAA Tournament continue at Verizon Center on Saturday at 7:10 PM.
  • The Wizards play Sunday at 1 PM at Verizon.

Washington Center FCC App

Washington Center, an office building at 1001 G St. NW, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a repeater on 463.3125.

2033 K St. FCC App

Quadrangle has an application pending before the FCC. This is for an office building at 2033 K St. NW. The app calls for a repeater on 464.9125.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Williams & Connolly FCC App

Williams & Connolly, a law firm located at 725 12th St. NW, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for four MOTOTRBO simplex frequencies.


Lafayette Centre FCC App

Lafayette Centre, an office building at 1120 20th St. NW, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for one repeater and four simplex frequencies.


Monday, March 14, 2011

PSR-800 Can Monitor Prince George's, Loudoun

GRE's new PSR-800 scanner has the ability to track and monitor the audio of the Prince George's and Loudoun TDMA Project 25 digital systems. This feature was not advertised, but has been confirmed by several people on RadioReference. This makes the PSR-800 the only traditional scanner that can monitor these new systems. (The Digital Speech Decoder can also monitor these systems with a discriminator-tapped scanner.)

Note that the "standard" used for these two systems is proprietary to Motorola, and is not the final Project 25 Phase II standard. Once the final standard is released, it's unknown if the PSR-800 will still be able to monitor these systems or if it can be made to do so via firmware upgrade.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Weekend Events

It's almost spring, and the number of events is increasing:
  • The Capitals play Friday at 7 PM at Verizon Center.
  • The Shamrock Festival runs from 12:30-9:00 PM Saturday at RFK Stadium.
  • The Wizards play Saturday at 7 PM at Verizon.
  • The DC St. Patrick's Day Parade is Sunday at noon. The parade runs on Constitution Ave. from 7th to 17th Sts.
  • The Capitals play Sunday at 12:30 PM at Verizon.
  • The Washington Home and Garden Show runs Friday through Sunday at the Convention Center.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sportservice at Oriole Park FCC App

Sportservice, under the name Delaware North Companies, has an application pending before the FCC. Sportservice will be taking over the concessions from Aramark at Oriole Park at Camden Yards starting with the 2011 season. The app calls for two repeaters and five simplex frequencies.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Weekend Events

It's a basketball weekend:
  • The Harlem Globetrotters play Saturday at 1 PM at the Verizon Center.
  • The Wizards play Saturday at 7 PM at Verizon.
  • The Patriot League Championship semifinal is Sunday at 5 PM at American University's Bender Arena.

Prince George's Fire New Frequency

Prince George's Fire has begun to simulcast their dispatches on a VHF frequency (155.6850 [156.7]). This is in preparation for a full transition of PGFD to the county 700 MHz Project 25 trunked system.

Sherwin-Williams New License

Sherwin-Williams, located at 10406 Tucker St. in Beltsville, was recently licensed for repeaters on 462.1250 and 464.9750. The emission codes specify either analog voice or MOTOTRBO.