Monday, July 30, 2012

AIRLINES (sydney) - VIRGIN AUSTRALIA

Hello and welcome back.....Virgin Australia, formally know as Virgin Blue Airlines, is the second largest airline in Australia and is based in Bowen Hills Brisbane, Queensland.

Virgin Airlines was founded by Sir Richard Branson & Virgin blue CEO Brett Godfrey in the year 2000.





Aircraft used by Virgin Australia includes "Airbus A330-200", "Boeing 737-700", "Boeing 737-800", "Boeing 777-300ER" & "Embraer E-190AR"

Recently Virgin Australia announced an order for 23 "Boeing 737 MAX 8" aircraft with the delivery date expected to be 2019 - 2021.


FREQUENCIES

130.750 (international)
131.200 (c) (domestic)
136.900
490.200
463.250 
465.950 
467.150 
505.7375
506.800
506.2625 
506.925
509.900


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Sunday, July 29, 2012

TRAIN NETWORK NSW

Hello and welcome back......Trains have always been a passion of mine which started at a young age, mainly because my dad was a train driver.

Photo - Michael Bailey 1990

Railcorp looks after the suburban lines while CountryLink looks after regional areas.

Update 22/12/2013 = N.S.W. Train Radio System to go Digital = Read Here
FREQUENCIES (Updated 17/02/2017)

State Wide traffic ch = 450.050 (c)

 Asciano (Pacific National) = 411.375
                                                464.0625
                                                465.575
                                                454.000
                                                469.650
                                                418.950 (Shunting)
                                                419.375 (loading)
                                                418.650 (shunting)

Indian Pacific = 418.925
                           410.825 (On board staff, Loco - Crew)
                           418.950 (Engine)

Overland = 410.825

XPT = 450.250
            414.575 (SRA XPT Centre) (Redfern)
            410.750 (SRA XPT Centre) (Redfern)
            418.8875 (SRA XPT Centre) (Redfern)

ALTRAK light Rail = 465.26875 (digital?)
                                    467.41875 (digital?)

Interail = 465.675

Aurizon = 462.0125
                  462.1375
                  462.4625

Asciano = 411.375 

Shunting = 418.800

Metronet = 418.419
                   466.4125 (train radio transponders)

Historical Society = 450.025
                                 450.050 (c)

Springwood Station = 418.475 (c)

Central Station = 466.8625
                             464.150
                             416.975 (Yards)
                             418.1625 (yards)

Penrith Station = 451.28125

Campbelltown Station = 450.4125
                                        418.2625

Flag Rep = 464.5625
                   465.2875
                   462.400

Track Workers (flag) = 450.1125
                                      450.1375
                                      450.2125
                                      Talk ID = 11376,11377)

Trackwork UHF CB =  477.025 (c)
                                      477.050

Tamper = 450.4125 (maintenance)(c)

Independent Rail = 467.700
                                469.725

CFCLA = 450.425 = (Aust Horsepower Service Centre)

Metro Trains Sydney = 463.74375 (Chatswood) (Use Digital settings?)
                                      463.09375 (Chatswood)
                                      453.84375 (Chatswood)
                                      464.56875 (Chatswood)
                                      464.39375 (Cherrybrook)
                                      463.96875 (Cherrybrook)
                                      465.09375 (Epping)
                                      464.06875 (Epping)
                                      465.91875 (Syd - Wollongong)
                                      464.24375 (Kellyville)
                                      463.84375 (Kellyville)
                                      463.39375 (Kellyville)
                                      465.56875 (Rouse Hill)
                                      464.59375 (Rouse Hill)
                                      453.76875 (Rouse Hill)
                                      465.56875 (Bella Vista)
                                      464.59375 (Bella Vista)
                                      463.76875 (Bella Vista)
                                      465.09375 (Schofields)
                                      463.89375 (Schofields)
                                      464.34375 (Schofields)
                                      454.16875 (Castle Hill)
                                      465.09375 (Castle Hill)
                                      463.99375 (Castle Hill)
                                      464.69375 (Castle Hill)
                                      464.06875 (North Ryde)
                                      465.09375 (North Ryde)
                                      466.16875 (Macquarie Park)
                                      464.59375 (Macquarie Park)
                                      466.31875 (Macquarie Park)
                                      463.89375 (Macquarie Park)
                                      456.16875 (Baulkham Hills)
                                      463.86875 (Baulkham Hills)

                
                                      

C = Confirmed


  ******** UPDATE ********* = As stated above =  It has been comfired that 2018 will see the end of Analogue Train Communications as the entire network changes to the new 1.7 - 1.8ghz GSM-R Digital Train Radio System...

As far as I am aware, this network cannot be scanned......


Drawn by my son Benjamin age 10, Its a 49 class Diesel-Electric




FOUND THIS INTERESTING    (Massive thanks to aussietraindriver for the video)

 WATCH IN 1080P HD  :)

http://www.youtube.com/user/aussietraindriver

WHO KNEW DIESELS USED TO TRAVEL IN CITY CIRCLE (SYDNEY)

Thanks to bwDVD for the video

#Rail NSW
#State Rail
#Trains

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WORTHY APPS

Hello and welcome back....I thought I would share a few apps that I have found that help enjoy Aircraft, apart from your usual handheld or desktop scanners, you can listen and watch on your mobile or tablet.
Myself, I own a Iphone and an Ipad 2nd gen so the apps I am reviewing will be of a Apple nature, but similar should still be available for other brands.

1 = LiveATC.NET

Live ATC is an excellent but basic app that lets you hear aircraft taking off and landing in most airports around the world, in NSW it includes Sydney, Bankstown, Camden, Hervey Bay, & Coffs Harbour,.
Sadly no Military airports are covered.

Sells for $2.99
Handy to have if you don't want to lug your scanner around with you.

LiveATC.net is available for Android for $2.89.



























PLANEFINDER HD

Planefinder HD is a app that show where/what a plane is. You can watch on a map as a plane comes in to land or has just taken off and where it is going to.
Tells you airspeed and alitude as well as type of aircraft and company.
Not 100% as I will see a plane outside my window (Springwood), then check, only to be shown its passing Katoomba.
You can also see the flightpath, still its very interesting.
Its a busy sky out there.




















 Information is excellent.

Sadly no Military or Helicopters show up.

Not all aircraft have the ADSB transponder which makes this app work.

Sells for free/$6.99 (paid get you more information) = see right photo.

Another version is available called = PlaneFinder AR
which uses your camera on your device to locate the subject . (see photo below )

Android version costs $3.80






Monday, July 23, 2012

AIRLINES - QANTAS AUSTRALIA

Hello and welcome back....Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services) is the most used airline in Australia.

Known as the "Flying Kangaroo" because of the emblem on the tail.

Qantas main head office is in Sydney NSW (Mascot).

Qantas has subsidiary's in Jetstar, Jetstar Asia Airlines, Fiji Airlines, Jetconnect, Aust Air Express, Valuair, QantasLink, Qantas Freight, Startrack, Sunstate Airlines, Eastern Aust Airlines, Qantas Defence Services & Network Aviation.

                                                                    All Photos by Michael Bailey 2016


Qantas runs several aircraft including =
Airbus A330 - 200
Airbus A330 - 300
Airbus A380 - 800
Boeing 737 - 800
Boeing 747 - 400
Boeing 747 - 400ER
Boeing 787-9 (Replacing Boeing 747-400 in 2017)


FREQUENCIES

Qantas runs a 800mhz trunk system as well as standard VHF - UHF frequencies.

119.525 (also Melbourne, Brisbane)
131.250 (Corporate)
121.700 (Regional)
131.700
122.300
129.500 (Domestic - Regional)
131.900 (Regional)
450.325 (pager)
40.750 (pager)

TRUNKING - System ID = 6407    
                        Connect Tone = 128.57

865.4375, 865.9375, 866.4375, 866.9375, 867.4375, 867.9375, 868.4375, 868.9375, 869.4375, 869.9375

TALK GROUP ID
16 = Maintenance
80 = Baggage Handlers
112 = Maintenance
144 = Baggage
176 = Baggage
240 = Baggage
272 = Cleaners
336 = Maintenance
432 = Maintenance
688 = Catering
720 = Catering
752 = Catering
1072 = Mainenance
1168 = Mainenance
1296 = Baggage
1648 = N/A
1680 = N/A  

Qantas HF Frequencies (Sydney, Perth)
4687Khz, 6637Khz, 10078Khz, 13342Khz, 17922Khz, 21970Khz


AUSTRALIA WIDE

Melbourne = 119.525, 129.500, 130.850, 132.650, 465.625, 466.225, 464.225, 464.275, 467.675, 463.300, 463.525, 461.100.
Adelaide = 464.950, 465.875, 464.450.
Darwin = 129.825, 464.950.
Perth = 464.950.
Avalon = 131.500, 469.625.
Brisbane = 119.525.
All = 121.700, 129.500, 131.900 (Regional)


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

AIRLINES (sydney) - REX ( regional express )


Hello and welcome back...Regional Express or REX is a regional airline based in Wagga Wagga N.S.W.
Its fleet consists of Swedish built "SAAB 340" turboprop aircraft seating around 33 - 36 passengers.

FREQUENCIES

135.550 (very active)
126.450
129.775

471.800
466.675 
505.2625 

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

AIRLINES (sydney) - JETSTAR

Hello and welcome back...I love listening to aircraft frequencies, so many things can happen and
listening to company channels is a great way to hear interesting things, from wheelchair assistance,breakdowns to engine problems.


Jetstar in run from their Melbourne office and is owned by Qantas.
Jetstar is a budget airline and runs 2 types of aircraft = Airbus A320 and Airbus A330

FREQUENCIES                                                               All Photos by Michael Bailey 2013

126.400mhz
130.925mhz
136.125mhz

506.475mhz
506.8875mhz
507.075mhz
507.425mhz
508.150mhz  


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