Tag: monitoring

  1. Happy "Oh, gods, I have to go back to work?!" day, everyone.

    31 January 2007

    Wait a minute... ex-president Gerald Ford died?!

    Lyssa pointed me at an article that brought up something that never occurred to me - how libraries manage the limited amount of space they have for all of their materials. This is to say, they keep track of how often each book is checked out (much easier to do since card catalogues and patron records went digital in the mid 1990's) and if it isn't touched for longer than a certain time, they either throw the books out (dumpster diving at the local library is how I got most of my books when …


  2. Radio frequencies in use around Fairfax, Virginia.

    21 January 2007

    • 143.7000 MHz: Internal radio net of a Fairfax hospital, I think. Every once in a while you'll hear a radioteletype.

    • 152.1750-152.6250 MHz: Radioteletype

    • 153.0550 MHz: Interesting conversations. Short, sweet, and to the point.

    • 154.1550 MHz: Fragments of conversations. Buzzer. Occasional musical notes (more complex than simple tones). Not much traffic during the normal workday.

    • 158.7000 MHz: Noisy, distorted radioteletype.

    • 159.0000 MHz: Fairfax County Police?

    • 162.5500 MHz: NOAA weather updates

    • 167.5750 MHz: Radioteletype?


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