The Legg Mason Tennis Classic begins tomorrow and continues through next Sunday. In the past, organizers have used rented UHF radios. Look for Park Police on 166.8500 [127.3] simplex.
Manchester United plays Barcelona on Saturday at 7 PM at FedEx Field. Look for most of FedEx Field's frequencies to be active, as well as the FedEx Field talkgroups on the Prince George's County trunked system.
The Nationals play Saturday at 7:05 and Sunday at 1:35 at Nationals Park.
Two Fountain Square, an office building located at 11921 Freedom Dr. in Reston, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a repeater on 464.7375. The frequency is coded for both analog and MOTOTRBO.
The second staging of the reenactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run is Sunday morning. Here are talkgroups from the Prince William trunked system found from Saturday's reenactment:
16464 PWPD Special Events 2 (traffic control) 16496 PWPD Special Events 3 (inside) 32304 PWFD 5J (first aid/medical) 32336 PWFD 5K (first aid/medical) 48048 Coordinating/shifting medic units 48080 First Aid/Medical (patched to PWFD 5J) 48112 First Aid/Medical 48208 "Manassas FE" (checking on number of patients at various locations) 48304 Logistics 48560 Loudoun/Stafford units marking up (sometimes patched to 48048)
This weekend, the focus will be on the Civil War reenactment events around Manassas. Expect the Manassas/Manassas Park and Prince William trunked systems to be busy. Manassas National Battlefield Park uses a digital repeater on 172.7250 [NAC 47C]. Look for organizers to probably use rented UHF business band radios. Parking for some of the events will be at Jiffy Lube Live, which uses these frequencies: 151.6550 [ d071] Jiffy Lube Live - General Operations (R) 151.7150 [ 67.0] Jiffy Lube Live - Security (Channel 2) 151.7450 [ 67.0] Jiffy Lube Live - First Aid 151.7750 [ 67.0] Jiffy Lube Live - Production?
154.5150 [ 67.0] Jiffy Lube Live - Parking 154.5400 [ 67.0] Jiffy Lube Live - Technical?
Jiffy Lube Live is licensed for one additional frequency, 157.6800 (although this may be the repeater input to 151.6550).
There are a few MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus systems coming online in the DC area. One is on 461.5500. The signal is medium-strength from Rosslyn, but seems stronger farther south, like in the Landmark area of Alexandria. 462.1000 is probably part of a different system, as its signal is stronger in Rosslyn. 463.5500 is also strong in Rosslyn; it may be part of the same system as 462.1000. These latter two frequencies were recently licensed to Catholic University (but as analog channels). But that didn't stop Catholic from using 464.5750 as a MOTOTRBO conventional channel, so maybe these two are for Catholic as well.
The Rappahannock Regional Jail, located in Stafford County, is now using a MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus system. This is a single site trunked system. Previously, they were using their MOTOTRBO channels in conventional mode. The system has at least three frequencies: 453.8125, 453.9000, and 460.3875.
Suburban Hospital has recently modified their license. They've added a MOTOTRBO frequency (463.5375), and also changed the emission designator for 464.7750 to MOTOTRBO. (Security has been monitored previously on 464.7750 [ d065].)
Here's what I found during a day of monitoring on July 4:
162.2500 [173.8] Capitol Police (Ch. 4) 166.7250 [127.3] Park Police - Special Events (Ch. 1) 169.7750 [NAC 4C5] Park Service - George Washington Parkway 170.5125 [NAC 4C5] Park Service 172.4750 [NAC 4C5] Park Service - National Mall & Memorial Parks 173.5250 [167.9] Capitol Police - Specialized Teams 409.0000 [NAC 293] Disaster Medical Assistance Team (encrypted/unencrypted) 452.3125 [ d365] Personnel coordinating concert at Capitol? 452.3875 [ d073] Personnel coordinating concert at Capitol? 453.4750 [146.2] Red Cross - DC (R) 464.7500 [146.2] Red Cross - Arlington (R)
DC Trunked System talkgroups: 1952 DCFD NCR units 2080 DCFD Inspectors 2160 DCFD 0B12 Patch 1 2176 DCFD 0B13 Patch 2 2192 DCFD 0B14 Stage B "transport group" 2640 DCFD Fireboat 16656 MPD Special Operations Division 1 Events 18288 MPD Special Operations Division 3 Ops 20800 MPD Harbor Patrol 33584 Department of Health Tac (Strike Teams) 33872 Emergency Management Agency Tac 1 34448 Department of Health 37488 Unified Communications Center 4 59216 Analog (patched to talkgroup 33872) 59968 MA2 (patched to 159.1500 [NAC 653] and Arlington talkgroup 26)
I spent some time at the Southwest Waterfront on Monday, and monitored several marine frequencies in use for various boats/ships:
156.0500 [ CSQ] Spirit of Washington 156.1500 [ CSQ] Spirit of Mount Vernon 156.6250 [ CSQ] American River Taxi? 157.1250 [ CSQ] Odyssey?
The Odyssey is licensed for three UHF simplex frequencies, but nothing was heard on them. The Spirit of Mount Vernon has been monitored on 154.5700 [ 77.0] when it was docked in Alexandria. The Spirit of Washington/Spirit of Mount Vernon may also use 154.4900 (unknown tone).
On Monday, MOTOTRBO transmissions were monitored in downtown DC on 464.8750 and 452.3500. I'm unable to find a MOTOTRBO license for 464.8750. 452.3500 is probably the Marriott Wardman Park (see this license).
The Folklife Festival is using the DC Area Fed SMR this year. This is an LTR Passport system that cannot be tracked with current scanners. In recent years, the Folklife Festival has used rented UHF radios.
The Nationals play Friday at 7:05, Saturday at 3:35 (with second game to follow), Sunday at 1:35, and Monday at 1:05 at Nationals Park.
The Folklife Festival runs all weekend. See previous post for information.
DC United plays Saturday at 7:00 at RFK Stadium.
The National FreedomFest, a musical event, is Sunday and Monday at The Yards Park (near Nationals Park).
On Monday, there are numerous events in DC, including the National Independence Day Parade on Constitution Avenue, A Capitol Fourth concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol, and the fireworks. The usual MPD/DCFD special events talkgroups will see heavy use. Also monitor Park Police and Capitol Police. Finally, many Arlington County talkgroups have been busy in recent years.
The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival began yesterday, continues through July 4, and then returns from July 7-11. In recent years, organizers have used a variety of UHF frequencies. They will most likely use frequencies in the 461-470 and 451-453 MHz range again this year. There is also a possibility they may use MOTOTRBO, as TRBO radios were seen one year (but they were using analog frequencies). Look for Park Police on 166.7250/166.8500.