South Plains Mall
|Malls are great places to explore with your scanner. In addition to
security and maintenance there is a lot to hear on a radio scanner at the
mall. The South Plains Mall in Lubbock, Texas is not an exception. These
are the frequencies that I suggest that you load into your scanner before
your trip to the mall and some hints at finding new frequencies.
Business Band Frequencies
These frequencies are used the most by the individual stores in the malls:
Family Radio Service Frequencies
This is a new radio service designed for friends and families to keep in touch. Although they are becoming more and more popular they are not common enough that you will hear a lot of traffic. However, they are sold by RadioShack and department stores. It is likely that you can monitor customers just trying them out. Because of their price and decent range it is not uncommon to hear them being used by businesses. There are fourteen FRS (family radio service) frequencies and they are:
FCC Licensed Frequencies
These are frequencies that are compiled from FCC records. This means that the user of these frequencies has applied for and received a license to operate on the listed frequency. Many companies and individuals don't bother to apply for a license so not every radio user is listed with the FCC.
South Plains Mall Associates LTD. - WNWQ748
Dillard's Department Store - KD4175
Best Buy - WPAR320
Home Depot - WPLE546
Other Reported Frequencies used at the Mall
Old Navy Store - (No FCC License Information)
Other Frequencies to Monitor While at the Mall
In addition to frequencies above there are other more conventional monitoring you can do while you are at the mall. Taxi cab companies, busses, and city police are a few examples.
Citibus and the Lubbock Police Department use the City of Lubbock's EDACS trunked radio system. Check for Citibus on talk group 02-101. For the police department check talk groups used for special events like 01-094.
How to Find New 'Mall' Frequencies
There are a few tricks you can use to find new frequencies while you're at the mall.