Friday, September 30, 2016

Weekend Events

  • The Nats play Friday at 7:05, Saturday at 4:05, and Sunday at 3:05 at Nationals Park.
  • The University of Maryland plays Saturday at 3:30 at Maryland Stadium.
  • The Redskins play Sunday at 1:00 at FedEx Field.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

New Address for Website

Dropbox is ending support for rendering HTML files in the Public folder, so I have moved the website to a new location.

Berkshire 15 Apartments FCC App

The Berkshire 15 apartment building, located at 2011 15th St. NW in DC, has an application pending before the FCC. The app calls for analog/DMR simplex on 451.4375, 451.7750, 452.2000, 452.7250, and 456.4375.

Nordstrom Distribution Center Modifies License

The Nordstrom Distribution Center in Upper Marlboro has modified its license to add several analog/DMR repeaters.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Weekend Events

  • The National Book Festival is Saturday from 8:30 AM to 10 PM at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Saturday afternoon.
  • BYU plays West Virginia Saturday at 3:30 at FedEx Field.
  • DC United plays Saturday at 7 PM at RFK Stadium.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Virginia Gateway Finds

Here are frequencies for Virginia Gateway, a retail area in Gainesville in Prince William County:

461.0625 [ d023] DSW
461.0875 [131.8] Total Wine
461.1375 [103.5] Charming Charlie
464.8250 [100.0] Regal Cinemas
467.7500 [ d115] Target (Ch. 1)
467.7750 [ d072] Target (Ch. 2)
467.8750 [  79.7] ("30-day pass" "express interior")
467.9000 [ d265] LOFT?
467.9250 [ d506] Best Buy
467.9250 [  88.5] Mercantile?
469.5125 [ d413] ("protein powder overcharged")

Farm Aid Finds

Here's what was monitored at Saturday's Farm Aid concert at Jiffy Lube Live:

461.0375 [ d423]
461.1125 [ d271] "internet cables"
461.1375 [ d251] "briefing" "golf cart" "Homegrown Village" "100 level"
461.2375 [ d311] Media
461.2625 [241.8] "stage power"
461.5375 [ d664] "misplaced wristbands" "venue staff come and go" "Horizon Farmers"
464.6125 [ d631] Concessions?
466.0375 [ d532]
466.2375 [ d065] "text me if easier than calling"
466.3375 [241.8] "set list for Ian" "stage" "loadout"
467.8500 [  77.0] "stairs at dock"
469.6500 [141.3] "shuttle to hotel for showers" "cable trucks"
469.7375 [  71.9] "Ms. Starr's microphone"

Jiffy Lube Live Switches to UHF

Jiffy Lube Live has switched to UHF simplex frequencies for operations. The amphitheater previously used VHF frequencies, but the license for those expired last year. The frequencies/tones in use now have been seen before in radios from BearCom Rentals.

464.5000 [ d346] Transportation/Shuttles/Runners (Ch. 6?)
464.5500 [ d365] Event Staff?
464.6000 [ d331] Parking
464.6500 [ d364]
464.7000 [ d311] Medical
464.7500 [ d371] Stage Security
469.5000 [ d351] Concessions
469.5500 [ d306] (Ch. 2)
469.6000 [ d343] Admin?
469.7000 [ d315] Guest Services
469.7250 [ d431] Housekeeping

Park Van Ness FCC App

Park Van Ness, apartments at 4455 Connecticut Ave. NW in DC, has an application pending before the FCC for an analog/DMR repeater on 463.8750.

Monday, September 19, 2016

DBi Services

DBi Services, a company which provides contract maintenance services for the Beltway, was recently monitored on 461.0250 [ d516]. Their trucks were seen on I-495 on the Virginia side of the Wilson Bridge.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Six Flags America Switches to DMR

Six Flags America has switched at least some of their frequencies to DMR. Here's what was found on Monday:

452.2125 [         ] (DMR - Color 3, Slot 1, Group 5)
452.2125 [         ] (DMR - Color 3, Slot 2, Group 6)

DMR with color code 3 was also monitored on 461.8625; this is probably also Six Flags. The license for these frequencies has not been updated with DMR emission designators. Six Flags has another license which expired last year.

The group numbers listed above may correspond to the previous channel numbers - Ch. 5 was Security, and Ch. 6 was Shows.

Weekend Event

  • The Redskins play Sunday at 1 PM at FedEx Field.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Falls Church Update

I did some monitoring Wednesday in Falls Church, and was able to find a few new frequencies. Updates are on the Falls Church page, including several for the schools.

Weekend Events

  • The Nats play Friday at 7:05, Saturday at 7:05, and Sunday at 1:35 at Nationals Park.
  • The Redskins play Monday at 7:10 at FedEx Field.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Nordstrom Rack FCC App

Nordstrom Rack, which opens October 27 at 555 12th St. NW in DC, has an application pending before the FCC for simplex on 462.3125, 467.3125, 462.5125, 467.5125, and 467.2625.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


This morning, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania conducted a RIOS test. Spotsylvania talkgroup 00-104 was patched to Fredericksburg talkgroup 5701.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Liberty Crossing Modifies License

Liberty Crossing, located in McLean, has modified its license to add DMR emissions designators to its frequencies. A couple of the frequencies have previously been noted using encrypted Project 25.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Weekend Events

  • The University of Maryland plays Saturday at noon at Maryland Stadium.
  • The Nats play Monday at 4:05 at Nationals Park.