Thursday, January 01, 2009

2009 Presidential Inauguration

The Presidential Inauguration is fast approaching, planned for Tuesday, January 20th. Unfortunately I will not be in Washington DC for the event, but have some sources that will help provide some insight to what is happening as far as scanning and monitoring the events. And because of the publishing schedule of Monitoring Times, I won't be able to do any sort of article on the Inauguration until the May issue! So if you don't want to wait that long, keep checking here at the Fed Files blog, and I'll post what I find out.

Here are some useful links to the various agencies that will be involved in the Inauguration and the related activities. This may give you some information on where to what to program in your scanners for the events:

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone!

I got to spend my New Years Eve freezing my rear end in Times Square. I was working as part of the NBC coverage of the events. I was too busy working & shivering in the biting cold winds to really concentrate on scanning and federal stuff.

While many of the NY area FBI channels were busy with some encrypted activity, I did manage to catch some activity on the NY Federal Interoperability repeater on 167.7875 MHz, N653. And I did hear the security detail for President & Senator Clinton, who were on scene to help start the ball drop. The EAGLE security detail was on 165.3750 MHz, N001 simplex.