Friday, July 31, 2015

Quicken Loans National Finds

Here's what I found at the Quicken Loans National today:

451.0625 1-1-123 Food
451.0625 1-2-124
451.1625 1-1-103 Operations
451.1625 1-2-105 Hospitality
451.1875 1-1-112 Security
451.1875 1-2-113 Medical
451.2125 1-2-117 Trash
451.2875 1-1-101 Staff?
451.2875 1-2-104 Vendors
451.6125 1-1-114 Media?
451.6125 1-2-115 "refund for ticket"
452.0125 1-1-125 Food
452.5625 1-1-121 Food
452.5625 1-2-122 Food
452.5875 1-1-118 Marshal talking to staff?
452.5875 1-2-120 "van drivers"
452.6125 1-1-110 "finish my run" "fully stocked" "waters"
452.6125 1-2-111 "volunteers by Lawn with water?" "anybody give spectator ride?"
452.8875 1-1-106 Marshals A
452.8875 1-2-107 Marshals B
456.8375 (DMR)

451.8000 [  97.4] TV - Golf Channel? (R)
451.8125 [  94.8] TV - Golf Channel? (R)
461.2625 [ d072] Parking (S)
461.9500 [ d723] Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (R)
463.2750 [ d025] (S)
466.0375 [ d072]
466.7500 [ d054] "menu on display screen" "coordinates"
468.3750 [ d065] "handheld device"
468.7500 [ d072] "green-side laser"
468.8750 [ d073] "coordinates"
469.5000 [ d114] "PGA Tour production guys"

Prince William Trunked System talkgroup:
1027 Police Special Event 1 (interior)
1029 Police Special Event 2 (exterior)
1031 Police Special Event 3 (communication with dispatcher?)
2031 Fire 51D (medical/first aid)

The first set of frequencies are all DMR, covered under a temporary license. The first number after the frequency is the color code, the second the slot, and the third the group.

I didn't find a frequency for the MetLife blimp, but I didn't do too much searching for it.

The tournament continues through Sunday.

Weekend Events

  • The Quicken Loans National continues through Sunday at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, VA.
  • DC United plays Saturday at 7 PM at RFK Stadium.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Columbia Square Seeks Frequency Change

Columbia Square, an office building in DC, has a modification pending to its license to change its frequency from 495.5625 to 452.5500.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fairfax Hospital Using DMR

Fairfax Hospital is now using DMR on at least one frequency. 452.5000 (Color Code 1, Slot 1, Group 200) is being used for engineering. Security continues to use analog on 464.8250 [ d516]. The hospital is licensed for two other DMR repeaters (451.8625 and 453.0125).

Weekend Event

  • DC United plays Sunday at 5 PM at RFK Stadium.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Integrated Wireless Network Inputs

On Monday night, a couple of inputs to the Integrated Wireless Network National Capital Region system were captured with Uniden's Close Call feature in the area of Arlington Blvd. and Gallows Rd. in Fairfax County. The inputs were 163.7750 and 165.8750, both using a NAC of 010. The inputs were probably used with repeaters on either the Tysons Corner site or the Fairfax site of the system.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Goodwin House FCC App

Goodwin House, a retirement community in Alexandria, has an application pending before the FCC for repeaters on 461.4750 and 461.6500, and simplex on 464.4750.

Goodwin House already has a valid license for 461.4750, and the frequency has been monitored with a CTCSS of 179.9.

Spotsylvania P25 Phase II System FCC App

Spotsylvania County, which will be upgrading from an EDACS system to a Project 25 Phase II system, has an application before the FCC. The app calls for four eight-frequency repeater sites. (Two of the frequencies will be returned once the system becomes operational.)

The county seeks to build a ten-site system with six frequencies. Because the Phase II system will use two-slot TDMA, the system should have ten voice paths available at any given time. (One of the frequencies will be used as a control channel, and there are two voice slots on the remaining five frequencies.) The current EDACS system also has ten available voice frequencies.

The county also has an application pending to modify its existing license to add four sites.

Quicken Loans National Temp License

Creative Communications was recently licensed for several UHF DMR frequencies to be used at the Quicken Loans National golf tournament (July 30-August 2 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Gainesville, VA). The frequencies are listed as simplex, but based on past experience, several of the frequencies will probably be used as repeaters.

GSA Headquarters Security License

Frontline Security was recently licensed for a repeater on 461.4500 for use at the GSA Headquarters building at 1800 F St. NW in DC.

1330 Connecticut Ave. Modifies License for DMR

1330 Connecticut Avenue, an office building in DC, recently modified its license to add the emission designator for DMR.

Friday, July 17, 2015

July 4 Finds

Here's what was monitored on July 4:

123.0250 [ CSQ] Helicopters
163.3375 [ $4C5] Park Service (unknown if input/output)
166.7250 [127.3] Park Police (Ch. 1)
166.8500 [127.3] Park Police (Ch. 4)
169.7750 [ $4C5] Park Service (unknown if input/output)
170.5125 [ $4C5] Park Service (R)
408.3500 [ $167] (encrypted/unencrypted)

DC Trunked System talkgroups:
167 Medical; "Division 3"
716 (active early in day)
717 "Capitol branch" "Marine Branch" "HAZMAT"
2099 Aid Stations (some encryption)
2341 Medical ("MEDCOM")
2343 Medical - Transports
2353 Fire?
2355 "Red Hand "TCP"

Arlington Trunked System talkgroups:
6 Helicopter traffic reports
7 Long Bridge Park
8 "Highland" "parade"
9 "Division 3"
49 DOT units; "posts" (421xxxx units)
57 SWAT units
235 "Mobile Command" "can change back to Myer dispatch channel"

Metro Trunked System talkgroups:
49264 Navy Yard (Nationals game)
50032 Smithsonian (post-fireworks)
50096 Metro Center (post-fireworks)
50128 L'Enfant Plaza (post-fireworks)
50192 Foggy Bottom (post-fireworks)

Joint National Capital Region Trunked System talkgroups:
305 Eagle unit; "forego flag?"
361 Oscar, Sierra units; "Orme Street" "Columbia Pike" "Air Force Memorial personnel" "south gate"
496 Romeo unit
25543 Hammer units; radio IDs: 251xxxx; "between 18th and 19th Streets" "Pan-American Union Building"

STARS Trunked System talkgroup:

Weekend Events

  • The Nationals play Friday at 7:05, Saturday at 4:05, and Sunday at 1:35 at Nationals Park.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

PGPD Simulcast on 451.5500

On July 4, Prince George's Police were simulcasting one of their talkgroups on 451.5500 [127.3]. The transmissions included mention of "Potomac Village Shopping Center" and "Fort Washington United Methodist Church."

Paul Spring Retirement Community FCC App

Paul Spring Retirement Community, located in Alexandria, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for a repeater on 461.4125.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Franciscan Monastery Using VHF Portables

Staff at the Franciscan Monastery in Northeast DC are using VHF portables, likely unlicensed.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Radio Testing on Stafford System

Today, there has been radio coverage testing on the Emergency Management 8 talkgroup (4714) on the Stafford County trunked system. At least some of the testing was at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.

Grand Oaks New License

Grand Oaks, an assisted-living facility in DC, was recently licensed for DMR simplex on 461.6000, 463.2500, 464.2500, 466.6000, and 469.2500.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Fairfax Encrypts Police Ops 1 Talkgroups

Recently, Fairfax County encrypted the Police Ops 1 talkgroups on the P25 system. (The Ops 2 talkgroups were encrypted several months ago.)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Tour Group Frequency

Last Sunday, there appeared to be some kind of tour/academic excursion group using 451.7625 [ d412] in downtown DC. The people on the radios mentioned "scholars" and "cast."

Weekend Events

  • The World Police and Fire Games continue through the weekend. The closing ceremony is Sunday at 6:00 PM at Wolf Trap.
  • The Smithsonian Folklife Festival continues through the weekend.
  • The Nationals play Friday at 6:05 PM, Saturday at 11:05 AM, and Sunday at 8:08 PM at Nationals Park.
  • The Foo Fighters play a twentieth anniversary concert beginning Saturday at noon at RFK Stadium.
  • The DC fireworks begin Saturday at 9:09 PM on the National Mall.

Nordstrom Distribution Center New License

The Nordstrom Distribution Center at 839 Commerce Dr. in Upper Marlboro was recently licensed for a DMR/analog repeater on 464.5250, and DMR/analog simplex on 464.6125, 464.0875, 464.2625, 463.8375, and 468.4375.