Friday, September 30, 2011

Weekend Events

Relatively quiet this weekend:
  • The Capitals play Friday at 7 and Sunday at 5 at the Verizon Center.
  • The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon is Sunday beginning at 7:30 AM. It runs from Alexandria to National Harbor.

JNCR System Consolidated

With the recent RadioReference site update, it's now possible to consolidate multiple Project 25 system IDs with the same WACNs into one RadioReference "system." The Joint National Capital Region system has been consolidated in this manner.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

More Prince William Schools FCC Apps

Prince William County Schools has several more applications pending before the FCC. See the apps for frequency information.


It appears the county wants to put a UHF repeater in every single school.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Best Buy Using New Frequency

Best Buy in Fredericksburg (Central Park) is now using 461.0375 [ d445], which replaces 467.9250 [ d506]. This is the first time this frequency has ever been seen for Best Buy.

Borders Frequencies Deleted

With the closure of all Borders stores, I have deleted all Borders frequencies from my website.

Prince William Schools FCC Apps

Prince William County Schools have several applications pending before the FCC. The apps call for repeaters on 461.4125 and 463.3875. These frequencies will be used at multiple school locations.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Phillips Collection FCC App

The Phillips Collection, an art gallery near Dupont Circle in DC, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a repeater on 463.4250. The app lists emission codes for analog and MOTOTRBO.

Monday, September 26, 2011

MPD Using Encryption on MPD 3, Harbor Patrol

MPD was confirmed yesterday using encryption on the MPD 3 talkgroup (21232) and the Harbor Patrol talkgroup (20800). So far, the Citywide talkgroup (16624) is the only MPD talkgroup found to be unencrypted.

National Book Festival Frequencies Found

Here are frequencies found at the National Book Festival:

462.8125 [ d445] Golf Carts
463.4125 [ d331] Book-signing Lines/Volunteers?
463.5750 [ d664] Security/Medical
464.1750 [ d431] Materials
464.2125 [ d205] Tents
464.7250 [ d114] Base Command
466.7125 [ d162] Car/Van Transportation
469.3250 [ d346] Scheduling?

166.8500 [127.3] Park Police (Ch. 4) (S)
410.3375 [ d411] Library of Congress Security
DCFD used talkgroup 2112.

Komen 3-Day for the Cure Frequencies Found

Here are some frequencies used by the Komen 3-Day for the Cure yesterday:

461.1125 [ 71.9]
461.1875 [118.8]
462.2375 [ 88.5]
464.2375 [110.9]
Park Police used 166.7250 [127.3].

JW Marriott Using 463.3750 Again

After seemingly abandoning their frequencies for a few years, security at the JW Marriott at 14th and Pennsylvania Ave. is using 463.3750 [ d343] (R) again. The hotel recently relicensed their frequencies.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Major Update to Fairfax County Services Trunked System

I'm working a major update to the Fairfax County Services trunked system. The system has over 300 talkgroups, many previously unidentified. There have been significant additions to the Fairfax Connector, Fairfax Water, FASTRAN, Health Department, Parks Authority, Public Works, and Schools groups. And there are still many more to add.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Weekend Events

Rain may impact these events:
  • The Nationals play their final homestand of the season on Friday at 7:05, Saturday at 1:05, and Sunday at 1:35 at Nationals Park.
  • Clarendon Day is Saturday from 11 to 5.
  • The National Book Festival is Saturday from 10 to 5:30, and Sunday from 1 to 5:30 on the National Mall.
  • The University of Maryland plays Saturday at 12:30 at Byrd Stadium.
  • DC United plays Saturday at 7:30 at RFK Stadium.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

MPD Encryption Update

Yesterday, I did some monitoring of the Metropolitan Police (MPD) trunked system. In addition to the encryption on the district dispatch talkgroups, the district Tac channels and the SOD talkgroup are encrypted. I wasn't able to confirm some of the other common talkgroups (MPD 1, MPD 2, MPD 3, Harbor Patrol, etc.), but it seems likely they are encrypted as well.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Weekend Events

Sports this weekend:
  • The Nationals play at 7:05 on Friday, 7:05 on Saturday, and 1:35 on Sunday at Nationals Park.
  • The University of Maryland plays at noon on Saturday at Byrd Field.
  • The Redskins play at 1:00 on Sunday at FedEx Field.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

RadioReference Rolls Out Update

RadioReference rolled out a major update early this morning. The update includes everything from style changes for better readability to amateur radio and nationwide frequencies to the elimination of most ads for premium subscribers.

MPD Encrypts Dispatch Talkgroups

Metropolitan Police (MPD) encrypted all seven of the district dispatch talkgroups early this morning. The supposed plan is to encrypt almost all the MPD talkgroups, with the exception of the Citywide ones.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Center for Public Administration Services FCC App

The Center for Public Administration Services, located at 777 N. Capitol St. in DC, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a MOTOTRBO repeater on 463.4625.

Yale Village Apartments FCC App

Yale Village Apartments in Rockville has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for three MOTOTRBO simplex frequencies:


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Updates to DC Frequencies

A couple of updates to DC frequencies:
  • The American Red Cross is still using 462.3750 [ 88.5] (R). As of a couple of months ago, it looked like they had abandoned that frequency for 453.4750 [146.2] (R).
  • 452.8750 [ d122] (R) appears to be private security at the Department of Commerce. Mention has been made of an "acting secretary" and the "Wilson Building," which is next to the Commerce Building.

Fairfax County Finds

Here are some frequency updates for Fairfax County:
  • The security frequency for the Galleria at Tysons II has changed to 462.2500 [ 94.8] (R).
  • George Mason University's Johnson Center is using 451.9000 [203.5] (R).
  • The Avant Apartments are using 464.7250 [ d132].

Sunday, September 11, 2011

2020 K FCC App

2020 K St. has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for five MOTOTRBO simplex frequencies:


Friday, September 9, 2011

Weekend Events

Several sporting events this weekend:
  • The Nationals play Friday at 7:05, Saturday at 7:05, and Sunday at 1:35 at Nationals Park.
  • The Nation's Football Classic, featuring Howard and Morehouse, is Saturday at 3:30 at RFK Stadium.
  • The Redskins open their season on Sunday at 4:15 at FedEx Field.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Fillmore Silver Spring FCC App

The Fillmore Silver Spring, a new music/entertainment venue, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for five simplex frequencies:


Friday, September 2, 2011

Weekend Events

A relatively quiet Labor Day weekend:
  • The Nationals play Friday at 7:05, Saturday at 7:05, Sunday at 1:35, and Monday at 1:05.
  • Maryland plays Miami on Monday at 8:00 at Byrd Stadium.
  • Baltimore is hosting a big event this weekend - the Baltimore Grand Prix. It runs Friday through Sunday downtown.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Springfield Updates

Spent some time in Springfield yesterday, and was able to snag a few new frequencies:

151.5950 [  77.0] Edison High (R)
151.5950 [103.5] Hayfield Secondary (R)

467.9250 [  67.0] Bed, Bath & Beyond
467.9000 [ d465] Kmart
467.8500 [ d532] Michael's
461.0875 [131.8] Total Wine & More
467.7500 [ d115] Target (Channel 1)
467.9250 [ d155] Target (Channel 3)
467.8500 [ d306] Target