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Opening day is tomorrow, anyone have insight on the radio system in use for general operations?

Appears to be a TRBO system of some flavor with most carrying XPR75xx units. Looks like the the FCC License for Hollywood Park (which has some crossover with the stadium) is designated for TRBO, but seems a bit light on the frequency allocation for repeaters.
 

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Looks odd... A LCP system for a single location with unlicensed frequencies?
Can't receive the system in the db from a few miles away.

Was expecting at least a Cap Max (Tier 3) system for a $5–6 billion state of the art stadium-ha.
 

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I took a listen and was able to copy traffic this afternoon. Signal not very strong, but heard both Site 1 & 2 with the ENC traffic from near LAX (with a little height and visual of stadium)

Busiest TG noted was 12 followed by 13. Maybe security??

Maybe what they have is a temp, or leased vendor set up.
 

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Interesting. Thanks, LAflyer.
Just curious do you know if they are running RAS and the type of encryption?
 

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Not sure. Only had a handheld with me to check out what was submitted.

Hopefully, we will get more info in the months to come as others have time to monitor the system.

But yes signal strength was rather underwhelming.
 

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Great, this looks similar to what I was seeing on DSD earlier. Had a chance to fire it up briefly and poke around while more or less underground in there, noticed frequencies in this range showing the most activity so held on those for a bit. CC was 12 so appears I was on Site 1. Found activity on:

451.68125
452.13125
451.68750

451.6875 was the last frequency I was on and is the only one that matches with those in the DB, perhaps the others were erroneous due to the tuner warming up.

Looking back through the DSD log, it looks like alot of RAS and ENC (some EP, some BP) tags on most events. There are a few calls which appear to be in the clear, but it wasn't appropriate to unmute the laptop to determine if it was actually decoding at the time. Hope to be able to spend some more time on it in the future.
 

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Report that 451.8 DPL343 simplex was used for media production related to stadium big-screen displays.
 

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I saw some of the Rams/Cowboys game Sunday, its a beautiful stadium, the broadcasters said that thing cost $5 Billion, and for context they showed a few other stadiums including the Mercedes Benz Superdome costing $1.4B which I think was the next most expensive stadium.
 

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If anyone is around for the first Chargers game tomorrow, kindly submit any findings to the Db.
 
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