Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Association of American Medical Colleges FCC License

The Association of American Medical Colleges, located at 2501 M St. NW in DC, was recently licensed for a repeater on 464.3875 and simplex on 451.5125, 451.6625, 451.7625, 456.5125, and 456.6625. The frequencies are coded for both analog and MOTOTRBO operation.

Cachendo FCC License

Cachendo, a consulting company located at 2107 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, was recently licensed for a repeater on 464.0750.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spotsylvania TRS Simulcasting SIRS

The Spotsylvania trunked system has recently added a talkgroup (02-032) which simulcasts SIRS (39.5400). This is a great way to listen to this frequency, particularly for those without a good VHF-Low antenna. Many other departments around the region can be heard on the talkgroup.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Maryland Live! Casino FCC App

Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills Mall, opening this summer, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a MOTOTRBO trunked system (probably Capacity Plus) using 451.3000, 451.5625, 451.9500, and 452.3250.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Weekend Events

The usual events at Verizon Center this weekend:
  • The Capitals play Friday at 7 PM.
  • Georgetown plays Saturday at 2 PM.

Uniden BCD396XT/BCD996XT Firmware Update Released

The firmware update for the Uniden BCD396XT/BCD996XT scanners was released yesterday. The update significantly improves decoding on Project 25 systems. Uniden's servers were very busy yesterday, and it was difficult for many people to obtain the software file. The 396XT file has been posted on the BCD396XT Yahoo group, and the 996XT file has been posted on the BCD996XT Yahoo group. (To access the files, you must join the groups.)

DC Fed Logs

Chris Parris, who writes the Monitoring Times Fed Files blog, has posted an extensive list of VHF and UHF federal frequencies that he logged on a recent trip to DC.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Allied Barton Security Services License

Allied Barton Security Services was recently licensed for a three-channel 900 MHz trunked system at 700 19th St. NW.

935.7125, 936.9000, 938.1375

Virginia Hospital Center Changed to MOTOTRBO?

Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington may have changed their frequencies (461.9625 and 464.7625) from analog to MOTOTRBO digital, according to this license.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Specialty Hospital of Washington FCC App

Specialty Hospital of Washington, located at 700 Constitution Ave. NE in DC, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a repeater on 452.3500, and simplex on 463.7750 and 464.2000.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mount Vernon Update

Here are the latest frequencies identified for Mount Vernon:

452.3875 [ d073] Security/Guest Services (R)
461.4625 [ d116] Maintenance/Grounds (Guest Services units also heard) (R)
462.1375 [ d306] Unknown (Guest Services units heard) (R)
462.1375 [ d343] Interpreters (R)
462.1375 [ d432] Gift Shop (R)
464.4750 [ d155] Parking (S)
464.6750 [ d624] First Responders (R)

DC Frequency Updates

Here are a couple of updates to DC frequencies:
  • Constitution Hall is using 464.0250 [ d315] simplex. 469.0250 may also be in use, but I didn't catch a tone.
  • The Phillips Collection is using their new MOTOTRBO repeater on 463.4250. Their old frequency (462.9250) appears to be abandoned.

Frederick County (MD) Rebanded

Frederick County (MD) rebanded its trunked system today.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Rebanding Update

Here's a rebanding update for DC-area jurisdictions:
  • DC - Yes
  • Arlington - No
  • Alexandria - Yes
  • MWAA - Yes
  • Fairfax - Yes
  • Prince William - Yes
  • Manassas/Manassas Park - Yes
  • Loudoun - Yes
  • Montgomery - No
  • Anne Arundel - Yes
  • Howard - No
  • Charles - No
  • Calvert - No
  • St. Mary's - No
  • Fauquier/Culpeper/Rappahannock - Yes
  • Spotsylvania - Yes
If anyone has conflicting information, feel free to submit.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Uniden BCD396XT/BCD996XT Getting Firmware Update

The Uniden BCD396XT and BCD996XT scanners are reportedly getting a firmware update to improve P25 decoding. The update should be available at the end of this month.

Loudoun County Rebanded

Loudoun County has rebanded its trunked system. Frequencies have shifted down exactly 15 MHz.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Madison County (VA) Switched to MOTOTRBO

Madison County in Virginia has switched to MOTOTRBO digital on their Sheriff dispatch channel (154.8000). There is also a report that they have switched to TRBO on their Rescue dispatch channel (155.3850).

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lockheed Martin FCC Apps

Lockheed Martin (various locations) has two applications pending before the FCC. The apps call for MOTOTRBO repeaters on 461.5875, 464.4750, 464.4500, 451.4500, and 462.2250.


Liberty Place FCC App

Liberty Place, located at 325 7th St. NW in DC, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a repeater on 461.6625. The frequency is coded for both analog and MOTOTRBO.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Residences on the Avenue FCC App

Residences on the Avenue, located at 2221 I St. NW in DC, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for simplex on 456.6375 and 457.8125.

Weekend Events

Two events at Verizon Center:
  • The Wizards play Friday at 7 PM.
  • Georgetown plays Sunday at 1 PM.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Stafford Planning to Use MOTOTRBO?

Stafford County has added the MOTOTRBO emission designator (7K60FXE) to their UHF-T licenses. It's unknown what they are going to use these frequencies for, and nothing has been heard on them yet. The sheriff and fire frequencies are no longer used; these departments use the 700 MHz Project 25 system. The schools continue to use their UHF-T frequencies in analog mode.

Friday, February 3, 2012

CBRE (1220 L St.) FCC App

CBRE has an application pending before the FCC. This is for their building at 1220 L St. NW. The app calls for a repeater on 464.6000 and simplex on 457.1625 and 457.6375.

Stafford Hospital Talkgroup

Stafford Hospital appears to have a talkgroup on the Stafford 700 MHz Project 25 trunked system. Talkgroup 4774 had ambulance-to-hospital communications on it a few days ago.

Weekend Events

Another busy weekend in the Chinatown/Convention Center area:
  • Georgetown plays Saturday at 11 AM at Verizon Center.
  • The Wizards play Saturday at 7 PM at Verizon Center.
  • The Capitals play Sunday at 12:30 PM at Verizon Center.
  • The Washington Auto Show continues through Sunday at the Convention Center. See this post for frequencies found last weekend.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Prince William County Rebanded

Prince William County has rebanded its trunked system. All frequencies have shifted down exactly 15 MHz.