Monday, May 29, 2017

Senior PGA Championship Finds

A temporary trunked system was used for the Senior PGA Championship, which took place this weekend. (This was the same system used for the 2016 Quicken Loans National, although the groups were slightly different.) In addition to the listed groups, here are some where the exact uses were unable to be determined:

1 "TV in suite still on Golf Channel" "change to NBC"
4 "just had hole-in-one" "six iron on 15" "interviews"
5 "pairing sheets" "volunteer distribution" "ticket being rejected"
15 "passengers" "pick me up 17th green"
16 "concessions" "dirty linens"
21 "fueling"

In addition, 461.1375 [ d152] was in use for personnel at the gates. This frequency/tone has been seen in use for CSC Event Staff, but it may have been used by another organization for this event.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn Georgetown FCC App

The Hilton Garden Inn Georgetown has an application pending before the FCC for analog/DMR simplex on 464.0125, 469.0125, 464.3375, and 469.3375.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Surveillance Training in Downtown Fredericksburg

On Wednesday, several teams conducted surveillance training in downtown Fredericksburg. 411.1250 [ $156] and 412.4750 [ $156], both simplex, were in use. The latter frequency may have been Channel 3.

Weekend Events

  • The Nats play Friday at 7:05 PM, Saturday at 4:05 PM, and Sunday at 1:35 PM at Nationals Park.
  • Rolling Thunder is Sunday at noon.
  • The National Memorial Day Concert is Sunday at 8:00 PM at the Capitol.
  • The National Memorial Day Parade is Monday at 2:00 PM on Constitution Ave.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Residence Inn Vermont Ave. FCC App

The Residence Inn at 1199 Vermont Ave. in DC has an application pending before the FCC for analog/DMR simplex on 452.1625, 452.8625, 457.8625, 462.3875, and 467.3875.

The hotel was previously licensed for a repeater on 462.2250.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Heatherwood FCC App

Heatherwood, a retirement community in Burke, has an application pending before the FCC for a repeater on 463.9375.

Amazon Data Centers FCC App

VADATA, which runs data centers for Amazon, has an application pending before the FCC for DMR trunked systems at six Northern Virginia locations.

Quantico Moves to New System

Marine Corps Base Quantico has moved to a new system. Frequencies for each site remain largely the same, but talkgroup numbering has changed from the previous system.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Marine Corps Historic Half Finds

Here's what was monitored during Sunday's Marine Corps Historic Half:

Trunked System

Stafford/Fredericksburg trunked system talkgroups:
4505 Police - Traffic Control (patched with 5760)
5760 Police - Traffic Control (patched with 4505)
5761 Fire/EMS - "Medical Branch"
5762 Fire/EMS - "Celebrate Command"

147.0150 [  88.5] Amateur Radio Support

BMS Realty FCC App

BMS Realty, located in the 1300 block of G St. NW in DC, has an application pending before the FCC for analog/DMR simplex on 451.3875, 451.4125, 451.4875, 452.6625, and 452.9875.

National Council of La Raza FCC App

The National Council of La Raza, located in DC, has an application pending before the FCC for analog/DMR simplex on 456.3875, 456.4125, 456.4875, 457.6625, and 457.9875.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Eliot on 4th Apartments FCC App

Eliot on 4th, an apartment building in Southwest DC, has an application pending before the FCC for a DMR repeater on 452.3500.

Fauquier Fire FCC App

The Fauquier Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Management has an application pending before the FCC for a repeater on 460.4500. This will be used for alerting, and will probably replace the current alerting frequency of 494.4375, which is still licensed.

Fox Trail Senior Living Manassas FCC App

Fox Trail Senior Living Manassas has an application pending before the FCC for a repeater on 463.7875.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Marine Corps Historic Half Trunked System

The trunked system that's been in use for the 2015 and 2016 Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg is active again. This year's race is tomorrow.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fairfax Schools Using DMR On-Site

Over the last few years, Fairfax County has been moving many of their schools to DMR for on-site communications. The latest list of finds is in the "Schools" section of the Fairfax County page.

DC Hotel Finds

Here are recent finds for two DC hotels:

451.7125 [         ] Mandarin Oriental (DMR) (S)
451.9125 [         ] Mandarin Oriental - Stewarding (DMR - Color Code 2, Slot 1, Group 500) (R)
451.9125 [         ] Mandarin Oriental (DMR - Color Code 2, Slot 2, Group 900) (R)
452.2625 [         ] Mandarin Oriental (DMR - Color Code 1, Group 400) (S)
452.7250 [         ] Mandarin Oriental - Security (DMR - Color Code 14, Slot 1, Group 100) (R)
452.7250 [         ] Mandarin Oriental - Engineering? (DMR - Color Code 14, Slot 2, Group 200) (R)
452.0000 [         ] Watergate - Engineering (DMR - Color Code 1, Slot 1, Group 2)
452.0000 [         ] Watergate - Housekeeping (DMR - Color Code 1, Slot 2, Group 4)

Nats Park Area Finds

Here are some finds in and around Nationals Park:

461.1375 [         ] Nationals Park - CSC Event Staff - Field (Ch. 11) (DMR - Color Code 2, Group 201)
457.0875 [         ] Homewood Suites Navy Yard (DMR - Color Code 6, Group 102)
464.5500 [  67.0] Buffalo Wild Wings (1220 Half St. SE)

Weekend Event

  • DC United plays Saturday at 4 PM at RFK Stadium.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MOTOTRBO IP Site Connect Network

This past Saturday, several UHF DMR frequencies were linked together, probably using MOTOTRBO IP Site Connect. A user was not determined, but "GSA Command Center" and "pump house" were monitored. The communications may have involved working on HVAC systems. The only plausible license for the frequencies is Reach Wireless.  (The numbers after the frequency are the color code, slot, and group, respectively.)

464.6250 10-1-101
464.6250 10-2-102
464.7250 8-1-101
464.7250 8-2-102
464.8750 5-1-101
464.8750 5-2-102

Friday, May 12, 2017

Weekend Events

  • The Nats play Friday at 7:05, Saturday at 7:05, and Sunday at 1:35 at Nationals Park.
  • The Wizards play Friday at 8:00 at Verizon Center.
  • DC United plays Saturday at 7:00 at RFK Stadium.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Virginia Gold Cup Finds

Here are talkgroups from the Fauquier trunked system that were in use at yesterday's Virginia Gold Cup:

24720 Sheriff Tac 5 (Traffic Control/Security)
26128 Event 2 (Medical - General)
26160 Event 3 (Medical - Races)
30320 Aaron's Towing

Friday, May 5, 2017

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Using IP Site Connect?

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has previously been monitored using a Capacity Plus system, but the frequencies for the La Plata site appeared to be conventional DMR this morning. They may be linked to other sites using MOTOTRBO IP Site Connect.

Both 153.2675 and 153.5375 are using Color Code 1.

Weekend Events

  • DC United plays Saturday at 6:00 at RFK Stadium.
  • The Caps play Saturday at 7:15 at Verizon Center.
  • The Wizards play Sunday at 6:30 at Verizon Center.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Watergate 600 FCC License

The Watergate 600 building in DC was recently licensed for DMR simplex on 456.2875, 456.7125, 457.6625, 457.8125, and 467.2125.