Friday, September 27, 2013

Weekend Event

  • The Capitals play a pre-season game Friday at 7 PM at Verizon Center.

Mosaic District Update

The Mosaic District shopping area in Merrifield is using MOTOTRBO portables for security and housekeeping. The frequency is 467.7125 (Color Code 1, Group 1), which is a Family Radio Service channel. This may be a temporary measure until they are licensed for a permanent frequency.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Another High School Football Friday

Two more talkgroups found last night for high school games:
  • Spotsylvania Sheriff used Tac 2 (talkgroup 02-023).
  • Culpeper Sheriff used Incident 2 (talkgroup 41936).

Friday, September 20, 2013

Weekend Events

  • The Nationals play Friday at 7:05 PM, Saturday at 7:05 PM, and Sunday at 1:35 PM at Nationals Park.
  • Reagan National Airport stages a disaster exercise Saturday from 8:30 AM to noon.
  • The National Book Festival is Saturday and Sunday on the National Mall.
  • The Virgin Mobile Freefest is Saturday at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
  • The Redskins play Sunday at 1 PM at FedEx Field.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tysons Corner Marriott Hotel FCC App

The Tysons Corner Marriott Hotel has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a MOTOTRBO repeater on 464.4125, and MOTOTRBO simplex on 451.7625, 452.4125, 452.9875, 456.7625, and 457.9875.

The hotel has not held a valid license for several years, but may have been operating on 464.6000 [ d071] recently.

Lyon Place at Clarendon Center FCC App

Lyon Place at Clarendon Center, an apartment building, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for simplex on 456.7375, 457.6625, 462.4625, 463.8125, and 467.4875.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Rock the Bells FCC License

Rock the Bells, a music event at RFK Stadium on September 28 and 29, was recently licensed for several frequencies.

Fairfax County Encrypted Talkgroup

A new encrypted talkgroup (1050) was monitored on the Fairfax County trunked system yesterday. This talkgroup is next-in-sequence after the Virginia State Police patch talkgroup.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Charles County Fair

The Charles County Fair is this weekend. A couple of analog talkgroups were monitored tonight on the county trunked system:
  • Emergency 1 (1584) - Medical
  • Emergency 2 (1616) - Sheriff

More High School Football

King George Sheriff used Tac 2 (156.1350 [146.2]) tonight for the game at King George High School. Fauquier Sheriff used Tac 5 (talkgroup 24720) for a game at an unknown location.

Weekend Events

  • The Nationals play Friday at 7:05 PM, Saturday at 7:05 PM, and Sunday at 1:35 PM at Nationals Park.
  • The Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5 Miler are Saturday, beginning on 15th St. between Constitution Ave. and Madison Dr. The Half Marathon begins at 7:25 AM, and the 5 Miler begins at 8:10 AM.
  • DC United plays Saturday at 4:00 PM at RFK Stadium.

Dresden Condominium FCC App

The Dresden Condominium, located at 2126 Connecticut Ave. NW in DC, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for simplex on 451.2875 and 451.3125.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Redskins Game Tonight

The Washington Redskins open their season tonight at 6:55 at FedEx Field. Here are some monitoring suggestions:
Other frequencies monitored previously at FedEx Field can be found on the Prince George's County page. With a decent antenna, it may be possible to monitor the LTR system and the UHF conventional repeaters from some distance away from the stadium; I monitored them from downtown Washington last year.

ESPN is televising the game, so their frequencies may be active. From previous events, I suspect they use 464.5000 and 464.6500.

UVA Football Game Finds

Here are talkgroups found on the Charlottesville/Albemarle trunked system for Saturday's University of Virginia football game:

4016 Event 3 (Police - Stadium Interior)
4048 Event 4 (Police - Traffic Control?)
4080 Event 5 (Medical)
42384 University Transit Service Emergency
43168 Charlottesville School Buses 1 (Shuttles)
43536 University of Virginia Emergency Management 1

(Thanks to mountaintop transmitters, I am just able to copy the system from Fredericksburg. Receiving the system from Northern Virginia might be more difficult, as Fairfax County shares several frequencies with Charlottesville/Albemarle.)

Prince William Testing P25 System

Prince William is doing grid testing on the Project 25 system. Talkgroups 5001 and 5002 are being used in FDMA mode, and talkgroups 5003 and 5004 are being used in TDMA mode. (To monitor the TDMA talkgroups, a PSR-800 scanner is required.)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

1155 F Street FCC License

1155 F Street, an office building, was recently licensed by the FCC for simplex on 456.7375, 457.0875, 457.1625, and 457.3125.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Commercial Communications FCC License

Commercial Communications, a radio rental company, was recently licensed by the FCC for a repeater on 464.6375 at 2900 S. Eads St. in Arlington. The frequency is coded for analog and MOTOTRBO.

Another High School Football Talkgroup

Spotsylvania Sheriff used Tac 3 (talkgroup 02-042) last night, probably for the game at Spotsylvania High School.

Duke Realty FCC App

Duke Realty has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a repeater on 461.3500 at 4900 Seminary Rd. in Alexandria, and a repeater on 452.3375 at 14668 Lee Rd. in Chantilly.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Butler Medical Transport FCC License

Butler Medical Transport, located at Children's National Medical Center, was recently licensed by the FCC for a repeater on 464.0625. The frequency is coded for analog and NXDN.

Folger Shakespeare Library FCC App

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located at 201 E. Capitol St. SE in DC, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a repeater on 461.8000, and simplex on 457.1375.

The Library was previously monitored on the unlicensed frequency of 461.0625 [127.3].

Weekend Events

  • The Nation's Football Classic is Saturday at 3:30 PM at RFK Stadium.
  • The University of Maryland plays Saturday at 4:00 PM at Byrd Stadium.
  • The Nation's Triathlon is Sunday beginning at 7:00 AM at West Potomac Park.