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Was out running errands around the valley early this morning and found some new freqs.

461.3750 | 233.6 | Close Call hit and visual ID, funeral procession pulling into Eternal Valley
152.4250 | 118.8 | College of the Canyons
153.0800 | 411 | Weak signal w/ voice inversion
451.8250 | 127.3 | Unknown
464.2375 | 123.0 | Pilot Travel Center (Castaic), rare catch from Canyon Country, very stoked.
467.7500 | 115 | Target store on Golden Valley near the 14 freeway
155.0400 | 123.0 | California DOJ, Surveillance, sounded like same units heard on 154.9950 a few weeks ago.
460.7250 | 203.5 | United Airlines @ Burbank Airport?, only licensed user on this freq
469.0875 | 131.8 | Carls Jr. Drive Thru, Soledad Canyon Rd @ Crossglade.
154.5400 | 88.5 | KFC on Lyons Ave @ Valley St.
152.4275 | 118.8 | College of the Canyons
460.5250 | 156.7 | LAWA CH-1 Police Department (Van Nuys Airport), advised units to stay on channel 7
450.1875 | 131.8 | KNBC 4 Assignment Desk
464.5000 | 125 | Simplex, survey crew working somwhere around 16th St and Orchard Village in Newhall
154.6000 | 67.0 | Weak signal, definitely a school near Lyons Ave and Valley St., possibly OLoPH.
450.3125 | 123.0 | KABC 7 Engineering repeater output
455.4125 | 123.0 | KABC 7 Engineering repeater input?

461.4875 D072 Mystery Solved

Back in June I posted to SoCalScan about a mystery school on 461.4875 D072. The unknown users mentioned dorms, a football team and tennis courts. Only a couple of schools are licensed on this frequency in Los Angeles County, none of which are within 15 miles of Newhall. Well last night the channel became very active as the security detail attempted to track down an alarm sounding somewhere on the campus, after a half hour they discovered the alarm was coming from “further down Placerita Canyon” and as of two minutes ago an unknown person called security on the frequency asking why the fire department was out front, AMR responded to a medical call on Placerita Canyon across from Masters College. Master’s College is located on Placerita Canyon, has dorms, a flag football team and tennis courts. 461.4875 D072 is being used by Master’s College Security.

Westfield – Valencia Town Center Mall (Update)

Made another trip over to the mall and hung out for a bit, got my walk on. Had lunch in the food court and noticed a considerable amount of co-channel interference from the shopping centers on adjacent corners. Caught a couple more freqs and made some new notations on some old ones.

464.8250 | D025 | Security Dispatch
464.3250 | D432 | Security Tac
464.4250 | D627 | Housekeeping
464.5875 | D311 | Engineering
464.4500 | D411 | Parking Garage Security*
451.7875 | D411 | Parking Garage Maintenance**
462.4000 | D411 | Property Management***
467.8750 | CSQ | Paging
467.8750 | D432 | Borders
461.3875 | D265 | Macys Loss Prevention
467.9250 | D743 | Victoria’s Secret

452.0375 Licensed to W-VTC, nothing heard yet
452.0625 Licensed to W-VTC, nothing heard yet
452.1125 Licensed to W-VTC, nothing heard yet
452.1375 Licensed to W-VTC, nothing heard yet
458.0125 Licensed to W-VTC, nothing heard yet
461.1625 | C67.0 | Not a repeater as previously thought, but it is a store
467.2250 | D365 |
467.8125 | C67.0 |
467.8500 | C173.8 | This is licensed to The Gap and Charlotte Russe, both located at W-VTC just a few feet from each other.
467.8750 | D712 |
154.5700 | C74.4 | The only time this signal was full scale was while sitting in front of Macy’s and they were talking about selling more Gap gift cards, however, this is the same frequency and tone as Magic Mountain Channel 3.

*I noticed they no longer use contract guard services in the parking structures, they’re wearing Westfield patches and driving Westfield trucks and I have not heard security activity on this channel in a while, it might be a seasonal thing. I did hear other Ops like traffic on it today, so I will do another update when the holidays roll around.

**They’re calling this channel ‘Maintenance’ over the radio and though most of their work is on the elevators in the parking structure they do work in the main building as well.

***This is how its labeled on the license, usually all that’s heard is telemetry, they might still be using the D411 tone.

Westfield – Valencia Town Center Mall

Decided to get up close and personal with the mall yesterday. I put my BC246T in Close Call mode and searched 151-152, 154-155 and 450-470 MHz. This is what I found after three hours of searching.

464.8250 | D025 | Security Dispatch
464.3250 | D432 | Security Tactical
464.4250 | D627 | Housekeeping
464.5875 | D311 | Engineering
464.4500 | D411 | Parking Garage Security
451.7875 | D411 | Parking Garage Maintenance
467.8750 | D432 | Borders Books
461.3875 | D265 | Macy’s Loss Prevention
467.9250 | D743 | Victoria’s Secret

452.0375 Licensed to WVTC, nothing heard
452.0625 Licensed to WVTC, nothing heard
452.1125 Licensed to WVTC, nothing heard
452.1375 Licensed to WVTC, nothing heard
458.0125 Licensed to WVTC, nothing heard
461.1625 Possible low power repeater, weak inside the mall, strong outside, lost one block away
462.4000 Licensed to WVTC, used in the past with a D411 tone by Ops, the last two years has been nothing but telemetry
467.2250 Licensed to Westfield, might be the new Operations channel
467.8750 In house paging, loud and clear inside main building, receivable on property only.

If you’re going to try this yourself be prepared to get hassled by security. Malls are built to make money and that’s all the owners and investors care about, if you’re not spending money expect to get thrown out. Ive been thrown off property twice, so yesterday I went covert. Here are a couple tips…

-Use in-ear bud earphones like those that come with mp3 players, they’re cheap and have good audio. Not only will they cut out the noise around you allowing you to hear the radio but with the radio in your pocket it looks like you are just listening to an mp3 player. Probably eliminates all chances of confrontation with security.

-Grab a lunch or something to drink, food courts are crowded and its harder to spot someone that looks suspicious when you’re shoveling food in your face. This allows you to pull out the radio and go through to see what you’ve collected so far.

-If you’re not hungry enough for a full lunch stop in mid-mall and grab an Orange Julius or a pretzel. I stopped for the Orange Julius yesterday and sat down on one of the couches and started to go through to see what I had collected when the scanner stopped on a freq I hadn’t collected yet. I listened for a minute or two to the ladies talking about womens undergarments, they kept mentioning “incredible bras”. Almost every store in the mall carried bras so im thinking great, how am I going to identify this one. Then as I glanced the store fronts, plastered right there in big bold lettering at Victoria’s Secret was ‘INCREDIBLE’. Apparently they’re promoting some new bra. So yeah, another one identified and I didn’t even have to get off the couch.

-Another thing I discovered with Victoria’s Secret and with Macy’s Loss Prevention was that the in store radios are very low power and you almost have to be right in front to listen. In most cases you will not be able to hear the individual stores while on the other side of the mall or in the food court. So take a pretzel or a beverage and give the illusion of window shopping. This will allow your scanner to search the specified bands you’ve set to search and give the Close Call feature time to lock on to something.

New PL for Fox 11?

Dont know if its just a different site or a permanent change but Engineering is using the tone 107.2 tonight.

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