Star-Spangled Spectacular 2014

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Star-Spangled Spectacular will be starting next week in the Baltimore area. There were a lot of radio activity the last time it was held in 2012. They called it Sailabration then. The Events will be held from September 10-16.

Some systems and frequencies:
-Baltimore City System
-Anne Arundel County System (had marine frequencies patched in for the fireboats)
-CMARC had activity
-FiRST
-Marine Channels
-DNR Frequencies
-Interoperability Frequencies
-Air Show Frequencies

List of Events: http://www.starspangled200.com/star-spangled-spectacular/detailed-schedule

Traffic Advisory from MDTA: STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR TO IMPACT I-95/I-395 TRAFFIC IN BALTIMORE

Ahead of Star Spangled Spectacular, Baltimore zeros in on security, traffic logistics
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/ma...curity-20140905,0,7774682.story#ixzz3CSa4X8tH
 
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PhotoGuy,

Thanks for the heads up and info.

We'll be there Fri,Sat & Sun.

I'll try to remember to take the 436.
 

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If someone wants to start a wiki page for this, so there's a permanent record of activity (useful for planning when next year's event happens), please let me know....Mike
 

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123.025 The Helo Coordination Frequency would probably be another good one to listen too.
 

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Here's what I found for Sailabration in 2012:

Baltimore P25 Trunked System Talkgroups:
9016 BFD B3 Support 2
9017 BFD B4 Training 1
9018 BFD B5 Training 2 (Inner Harbor activity)
9019 BFD B6 Event 1 (Inner Harbor activity)
9023 BFD B10 City
9111 BPD Special Events
9133 BPD Special Events
9274 Traffic Reports
9310
9318 K9s/Shuttle Buses
9319 Medical
9320 Shuttle Buses
9323 Shuttle Buses
9324 Marine Channel Patch

451.8000 [ d026] Organizers (S)

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Would also be a perfect time to experiment with or at least familiarize oneself with AIS reception and plotting...
 

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Would also be a perfect time to experiment with or at least familiarize oneself with AIS reception and plotting...
For those that don't know what Spleen is talking about...

AIS - The RadioReference Wiki

You would need a discriminator tapped scanner for this application. Fortunately the 2 freqs used in this service are available on even the cheapest of scanners

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Yes, probably too late to obtain one for this festival, but a $15 R820T dongle and SDR# (with VB-Cable or similar installed) will get you started...Shipplotter is the de facto standard for receiving/plotting the transmissions, but there are other apps out there that don't cost anything...

For those that don't know what Spleen is talking about...

AIS - The RadioReference Wiki

You would need a discriminator tapped scanner for this application. Fortunately the 2 freqs used in this service are available on even the cheapest of scanners

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President Barack Obama is planning to visit Fort McHenry on Friday during the 200th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Baltimore, sources with knowledge of the event said Wednesday.

Obama is planning to take a private tour of the fort before attending a previously scheduled fundraiser in Baltimore County, the sources said. It is not clear whether he will make a public appearance.


Read more: President Obama to visit Fort McHenry amid Star-Spangled Spectacular events - baltimoresun.com
 

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Traffic will be a nightmare on Friday: Star-Spangled Spectacular, Normal Work Traffic, Obama Visiting, Orioles Double Header
 

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Today's active talkgroups/frequencies that were related to the event:

Maritime Channels
Channel 13
Channel 16
Channel 23A

Baltimore City System Talkgroups
ETac11
ETac13
ETac14
ETac15
ETac16
Special Events Talkgroup 9133
Special Events Talkgroup 9134

Helo Coordination Frequency
 

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Nothing sailabration related heard on CMARC, in the past it was pretty active. There are some new encrypted talkgroups heard on FiRST, but can't tell if they are sailabration related
 

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Nothing sailabration related heard on CMARC, in the past it was pretty active. There are some new encrypted talkgroups heard on FiRST, but can't tell if they are sailabration related
Yeah I was surprised that wasn't too much activity on CMARC or FiRST. Last time they had marine patches up on CMARC but not this time.

Might be activity on FiRST/CMARC in the next couple days when there is more people/events.
 
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