Friday, August 31, 2012

LOWER BLUE MOUNTAINS

Hello and welcome back.... This post will cover Lapstone, Glenbrook, Blaxland, Warrimoo, Valley Heights, Springwood, Winmalee & Faulconbridge.

Updated 17/07/2016










FREQUENCIES

Blue Mountains City Council = 72.2875,  
                                               462.4375 (Springwood)

Police = 78.350,  (UHF Digital Encrypted)

Rural Fire =  GRN,   (Most Rural Fire Comms are on GRN (Goverment Radio Network)
Also check out the RURAL FIRE PAGE HERE
Also these freq are still current =  462.900 (Faulconbridge)
                                                   462.5375 (Faulconbridge)
                                                   450.725 (Faulconbridge)
                                                   852.3125 (Faulconbridge)
                                                   78.9125 (Glenbrook)
                                                   413.800 (Glenbrook)
                                                   463.650 (Glenbrook)

Fire Brigade = GRN

Ambulance = GRN

Volunteer Rescue (VRA) = 77.6875, 84.480, 460.625, 491.350
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St John Ambulance = 2.7095, 3.7175, 5.1415, 6.9035, 9.3115, 78.6875, 79.525, 150.900, 151.125, 162.3625, 168.9625, 404.000,  411.400, 412.100, 460.900, 469.525, 469.700, 472.150, 472.200, 507.0125,

RAAF Glenbrook = 118.050 (Helicopter landing site), 126.300

Australian Federal Police = 488.3875, 489.9125, 928.2125 (Encrypted Digital)

Bureau of Meteorology = 151.500

Springwood Hospital =  148.1375 (pagers)

Oasis Horticulture =  450.300 (Winmalee) (c)

Scouts = 470.250 (c)

Blue Gum Lodge = 462.350 (Springwood)

Albery Colour Spot Nursery = 484.825 (Hawkesbury Heights)

Salvation Army Emergency = 490.250

Sydney Catchment Authority = 152.350

Taxi's Combined = 412.675

Blaxland & Glenbrook Taxi Service = 491.000

Panthers Glenbrook = 450.375,

Ambulance = 412.750 (RAAF Base)

ADT Wireless Security= 416.775, 417.025

Springwood Aquatic Centre = 476.64375 (ch10 Kenwood 2-ways) (c)
                                               476.650 (Icom ch10 (1/6/2013)

Springwood Taxis = 486.050 (c)

Blue Mountains Bus = 493.525 

State Rail = 
450.050 - main traffic channel (c)
418.8625 (Lapstone station)
418.750 (Glenbrook)
466.3875 (Glenbrook)
466.0625 (Glenbrook)
470.375  (Glenbrook)
418.7125 (Blaxland station)
418.7625 (Blaxland, st marys)
418.7375 (Valley Heights station)
418.875 (Springwood station)
464.5625 (Springwood)
412.1375 (Springwood)
462.975 (Springwood)
418.475 (several inc Springwood (c), Valley Heights, Linden, Woodford)
418.1375 (Woodford station)
418.175 (Linden station)
418.725 (All stations)
418.625 (All stations)
418.325 (All stations)
418.550 (All stations)- inc Sydney West

Rail Workers = 450.4125(c) (Springwood - Valley Heights)

Multi-Trak ltd = 423.000

Nepean Amateur Radio = 434.775, 439.575

Endeavour Energy =  461.85625

Vertical Telecoms = 473.5875, 478.7875, 492.3125, 494.6875, 497.5125, 499.8875 (Rentals)

ACMA = 493.625, 498.825

Action Communications = 493.8875

Futrends = 88.000 (trans from Royal Hotel, Springwood)

Sydney Water =  412.675 (Winmalee)

Camboss Engineering =  439.775

J & H Communications =  150.2125, 151.475, 859.5375

Motorola Smartnet = 865.9125, 866.9125, 867.9125, 868.9125, 869.9125 (Rentals)

Penrith Council =  162.7125 (Transmits from Glenbrook)

Digital Radio  = 202.928, 204.640, 206.352 (Transmits from Hawkesbury Heights)

***Also check out Penrith Frequencies = CLICK HERE

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

PENRITH NSW


Hello and welcome back.... Continuing my focus on Sydney's west.... Penrith ( or the "Riff" as it is know by locals)

FREQUENCIES  (updated 17/07/2016)

Nepean Hospital = 470.275 (security) (c)
                             470.600 - Nepean Hospital
                             451.250 - Nepean Hospital

Apple Store =  450.175 (Westfields)

Mercure Penrith - 495.0625 (Next to Panthers)

K-Mart Nepean Square - 462.3625

Target Westfields = 462.300

Myer Stores = 454.050, 463.550

Officeworks = 462.4375 (High St)

Hoyts = 484.875 (Westfields)

Lennox Shopping Village =  484.850, 485.0875 (Emu Plains)

Fire Brigade = GRN (Government Radio Network), 161.3875 (Regentville)

Penrith RSL = 26.978 (paging), 509.525

Nepean Square  - 484.850

Penrith Panthers = 463.850, 464.3625

Penrith City Council = 168.3125 (swimming centre?), 168.6875, 162.175, 162.7125,

SES = GRN
 
Rail Corp =450.050 (Main Traffic Ch), 451.28125,

Penrith Paceway = 471.875

Emu Plains Sporting and Recreational Club = 450.150

ACI Operations (glass) - 450.225, 450.375, 464.275, 465.6875, 471.525, 475.025,

Premier Cabs =  472.4125, 472.7125

Westfields = 466.650 (c),
                   464.000
                   465.6625
                   467.150
                   466.325
                   466.625

Sydney Water = 150.325, 453.700, 463.200

Police = 78.350,  (UHF Encrypted Digital)

Rural fire = GRN, (see Rural Fire page for more)

Crane Enfield Metals = 495.125

Pipven = 509.5625

National Foods = 471.425

St John Ambulance =  411.400, 412.100, 472.200 (football games?)

Emu Plains Correctional Services = 467.550

BTW Communications = 466.3625
                                       474.900
                                       519.875 (crn Jane & Riley st)
                                       492.8875 - BTW (panthers)
                                       486.375 - BTW (panthers)
                                       463.7125 - BTW (panthers)
                                       464.0375 - BTW (panthers)

Vintage FM =  846.200, 849.800, 850.400,

(c) = Confirmed

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

RADIO SCANNER LAWS IN NSW

Hello and welcome back.... I was asked today by a neighbour "Is Scanning Legal?", he was surprised when I said YES, It is perfectly legal pastime as long as you follow a few guidelines.

The listening device act (small snippet) is as follows =
 
Listening Devices Act 1984 No 69 
6 Prohibition on communication or publication of private conversations unlawfully listened to (1) A person shall not knowingly communicate or publish to any other person a private conversation, or a report of a private conversation, that has come to the persons knowledge as a result, direct or indirect, of the use of a listening device in contravention of section 5.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply: (a) where the communication or publication is made: (i) to a party to the private conversation, (ii) with the consent, express or implied, of all the principal parties to the private conversation, or (iii) in the course of proceedings for an offence against this Act or the regulations,
(b) where the communication or publication is not more than is reasonably necessary in connection with: (i) an imminent threat of serious violence to persons or of substantial damage to property, or (ii) a serious narcotics offence, or (c) to prevent a person who has obtained knowledge of the private conversation otherwise than in a manner referred to in that subsection from communicating or publishing to another person the knowledge so obtained by the person, notwithstanding that the person also obtained knowledge of the conversation in such a manner.

READ IN FULL HERE 

SO, what does this mean.... Basicly scanning is a hobby or pastime and it stays like that, USE COMMON SENSE.... I can't stress that enough.

DON'T rock up to an accident with a radio scanner in your hand, most emergency services especially Police frown upon their conversations being "Spied upon" or listened to.

DON'T use your scanner for Illegal activity, you want to be stupid enough to break the law then leave your scanner at home for when you get out of jail, It pisses me off that idiots get caught, and it gets splattered across the news that the person was caught with "A Police Radio Scanner".
All this does is ruin it for people like myself and other like mined people that enjoy this hobby

DON'T record private phone conversations, This is illegal, This includes Mobile phones, Cordless-phones and Ship to shore radio telephone.

DON'T re-transmit conversations that you hear on your scanner, Keep conversations that you hear to yourself. I do believe you can reword a conversation, say if you were writing a story, post or website (can anybody verify?)

In regards to Android and Apple Apps that have police scanners on them I think its only a matter of time that they are banned. I was reading about a police officer in America chasing a burglar? down the street, as the officer spoke he could hear his voice being echoed from the persons iPhone.... This outraged police officers and their unions, making a request to parliament to ban these apps.

Hope this helps, basically it comes down to common sense, because it may be a matter of time that certain people could ruin it for others with their stupid behavior... Time will tell.

Disclaimer = I am not a Lawyer or solicitor, I have compiled this information  after years of knowledge, research and common sense.

Michael Bailey2012.
 
 

HOW TO NEARLY KILL A RADIO (Alinco DJ-X3)

Hello and welcome back.... Here's a small tip that nearly cost me my Alinco DJ-X3 (Radio Scanner), while out in the sun I took of my jumper and a mass of static zapped my radio, It (the radio) started having lockouts and was beeping and going nuts.....Lesson learnt, When taking off a jumper don't hold onto your radio.
A full reset did the trick BUT I lost all programed frequencies so many hours spent reprogramming is on the cards.
Could have been worse.

To reset a Alinco DJ-X3 = turn the power on while holding down the (FUNC/ENTER) key, the (BANK(1M/10M)) key, and the dial all at the same time

Saturday, August 25, 2012

MT DRUITT frequencies

Hello and welcome back.... Frequencies for Mt Druitt in Sydney's West

 Updated 17/7/2016












FREQUENCIES

509.6625 - Mt Druitt Swim Centre

509.8625 - Emerton Swim Centre

509.5625 - Riverstone Swim Centre

462.0125 - Radio Warehouse (Mt Druitt auto body repair)

WJ Friend pty ltd = 71.6125, 74.1125

Yates = 450.300

Police = Encrypted Digital

Westfields = 471.150, 476.350, 506.8125, 516.8125

Mt Druitt Hospital = 474.825, 474.875, 484.850

Tilling Timber pty ltd = 509.925

K-Mart - 859.000

Tafe NSW - 465.825, 456.325

Federal Police = 928.0375, 852.0375 (encrypted digital)

Ambulance and NSW Fire are on Digital GRN. (Government Radio Network).. CLICK HERE

For NSW Rural fire see Main Bushfire post. CLICK HERE

#MtDruitt Frequencies

Friday, August 24, 2012

MONITORING ARMY FIELD COMMUNICATIONS

Hello and welcome back.... I found this article from "Radio and Communications" magazine very interesting, Its a little old now but from my research I believe most frequencies are still in operation as most army field radios still do 1.6-29mhz & 20-59mhz, although digital encryption is now available.
This publication was printed in June 1997 by Bob Bell.(Many thanks)
Click on the page for a better view, then right click and select view image :)









I miss this magazine, Radio and Communications magazine was an excellent publication and was the replacement for CB Action magazine.

Remember, frequencies on this site are for listening pleasure only and not to be abused.
What may have been acceptable back in 1997 may not be now, sadly this is the world as we know it.

Happy Scanning.












REMEMBER.... if you have any frequencies to contribute please send them to radio.communication.nsw@hotmail.com

Cheers

Thursday, August 23, 2012

COWRA frequencies



Hello and welcome back....Today, spotlight on Cowra N.S.W.

FREQUENCIES

Rural Fire Service = 72.620, 78.2125, 148.5875 (pager?), 148,9875 (pager?), 404.650, 404.800,  404.875,409.800, 410.250, 414.100, 414.250, 414.325, 419.250, 419.700, 450.725, 450.875, 450.950, 451.000, 460.225, 460.375, 460.450, 460.500
NSW Fire Brigades = 407.7125,417.1625, 852.4125, 928.4125
SES = 416.175, 416.475
Police = 78.1875, 78.275, 78.350*, 78.575, 80.6875,  80.775, 80.850, 81.075, 451.225, 451.400, 459.075,460.025, 460.725, 460.900, 468.575,469.425
Ambulance = 462.225
St John Ambulance = 411.400, 412.100, 472.150, 472.200
Cowra Hospital = 473.400
NPWS = 77.525
State forests = 79.1125
Cowra shire council = 95.900, 148.3375 (pager?), 451.6563, 461.1563, 474.000, 476.575, 477.325, 479.200
Boorowa shire council = 160.1125, 164.7125, 451.325, 460.825
Radio 2LF = 99.500
Airservices Australia = 112.400, 118.500, 133.050, 126.700, 135.250, 299.000
Telstra = 158.6625, 163.2625, 404.550, 414.000, 414.300, 839.800, 884.670, 884.800, 894.200
Country Energy = 404.025, 404.325, 404.625, 404.850, 413.475, 413.750, 414.075
AGL = 162.650
Transgrid = 78.250
Agrilink Holdings pty ltd =  450.125
Vintners Aust = 451.625, 461.125
Lachlan taxi cabs = 472.825, 478.025
Prime television = 472.850
Aust Capital Television =  852.1375, 928.1375
Snowliner coaches = 73.790
Bryants Concrete =  72.200, 74.700










FM RADIO
 87.8 MHz Vision FM
93.9 MHZ - 2LF/STAR FM
105.9 MHZ - 2GZ
99.5MHZ - 2LLF -ROCCY FM
95.9MHZ - SBS RADIO






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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

AIR AMBULANCE

Hello and welcome back.... I love this video, there's something about the sound of a Helicopter starting up, the wine of the engines and the thrust of air that nearly knocks you of your feet as liftoff starts. (Massive thank you to Michael Strange for the use of his video)




FREQUENCIES

126.400 = CHC / Ambulance Aust
132.750 = Air Ambulance (c) - regular traffic

c = confirmed

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CARIBOU & DAKOTA FLYOVER

Hello and welcome back....On Sunday 19th August a flyover took place to support Vietnam Veterans ceremony in Springwood NSW.

The aircraft involved were a Caribou A4-210 and a C47 Dakota C65-94 (Thanks to HARS.org for the info)







FREQUENCIES

123.450mhz (chat ch )

It was fun listening to these two classic aircraft as they lined up and approached Springwood Main Center for the flyover... At one time someone even lost their map out the window of one aircraft relying on Google Maps for directions.
Classic




Monday, August 20, 2012

TRACKWORK - Diesel T381 & G514


Hello and welcome back.... These trains were taking part in track-work near Valley Heights NSW. I have never seen these Diesels before so I thought it was interesting.

FREQUENCIES

State Traffic = 450.050mhz
Springwood Station = 418.475mhz
Trackwork = 477.025mhz

I found the trackwork frequency by using "Close Call" on my Uniden Scanner











Sunday, August 19, 2012

SHORTWAVE RADIO

Hello and welcome back....Shortwave Radio is one of those hobbies that can be started with minimal layout, which means a shortwave radio can cost as little as $100 or it can cost several thousand for a decent rig.

I enjoy shortwave mostly because you can hear lots of different things including weather reports from far away places, news services from America (Voice Of America), Australia (ABC), Aircraft from around the world and various Military stations.

The shortwave frequency band is between 3 - 30mhz. Being low in frequency means long distance.
As explained in a web page from radio shack =
  • Shortwave frequencies tend to follow the curvature of the earth, which allows them to bend around the horizon rather than going off into space.
  • Shortwave frequencies can be bounced off of the ionosphere, which also allows the signal to be sent past the horizon.

To recive Shortwave Radio you will need a decent antenna, the best one to use is a "Longwire" antenna which as it sounds, is a length of wire with insulators and a single lead to the radio (see below)... one word of warning, Disconnect from the radio in a thunder storm other wise you way end up with a new perm or worse.
You can also use a telescopic antenna which will give you O.K results. Youtube has some great homemade ideas as well.


 
Jaycar electronics sell several Shortwave Radios (Digitech) but my faviourite brands would be Sangean and Sony, Also Dick Smith sell just one radio being a Sangean ATS-505 ($149).
Andrews Communications ( see Links) sometimes sell used shortwave radios that can save a good deal of money, these radios have been checked to make sure that they work. : )
Alot of high end scanners will do Shortwave as well and E-Bay is always an option.

If anyone knows anywhere else you can buy shortwave rigs let me know and I will add them to the post


















There are several websites that have hundreds of frequency's available and I will put the links below, rather than copy and paste, which would not be fair for enthusiasts who spend hundreds of hours putting these pages together.

Band Frequency Range Remarks
120 m 2300 - 2495 kHz Tropical (regional) band
90 m 3200–3400 kHz Tropical band
75 m 3900–4000 kHz Shared with the North American amateur radio 80 m band
60 m 4750–5060 kHz Tropical band
49 m 5900–6200 kHz
41 m 7200–7450 kHz Shared with the amateur radio 40 m band
31 m 9400–9900 kHz Most heavily used band
25 m 11,600–12,100 kHz
22 m 13,570–13,870 kHz Substantially used in Eurasia
19 m 15,100–15,800 kHz
16 m 17,480–17,900 kHz
15 m 18,900–19,020 kHz Lightly utilized; may become DRM band in future
13 m 21,450–21,850 kHz
11 m 25,600–26,100 kHz May be used for local DRM broadcasting

UPDATES
16/5/13
Pacific Region
Tahiti = 15170khz
New Caledonia = 7170khz
Kiribati = 9825khz

Rangoon (Burma) = 5985.85khz
Ulaan Baator (Mongolia) = 12085khz
South Korea (KBS World) = 9515khz, 7275khz, 3955khz
Quebec (CBC North) = 9625khz
Brazil (Radio Nacional da Amaznia) = 11780khz
Nigeria (Voice of Nigeria) = 15120khz, 9690khz, 7255khz

LINKS

http://www.swld.com.au/pages/aus_radio_aus.htm
http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/radio-australia-revised-summer-schedule.html
http://members.optusnet.com.au/patrick/
http://swaus.blogspot.com.au/
http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~vk5vka/bcast.htm
http://w6yra.bol.ucla.edu/swb.htm

OR you can listen online = http://www.wrn.org/listeners/#home-listeners

MY SHORTWAVE RIG  (An oldie but it still works)


Friday, August 10, 2012

FLTSATCOM / AFSATCOM

Hello and welcome back.... I find this sort of listening very interesting, can't say I've heard very much but it still is fun. ( I did hear a conversation with call signs I had never heard of before)
The band of frequencies between 240mhz and 380mhz (NFM Mode) is known as the military band.
 In America it is very popular with lots of "Hits" with lots of chatter, weird call signs and various encrypted sounds.
Sometimes widening the search to 380mhz to 400mhz also is worth a go.

FLTSATCOM = Navy (260.300 - 262.550)
AFSATCOM = Air Force (243.945 - 244.250)













So what is "Fltsatcom & Afsatcom"

Fltsatcom & Afsatcom is a group of military satellites in various country's including Australia (Pine Gap), also America, Europe, South East Asia and the UK and a few others.

The main idea is to keep communications between country's while being encrypted but sometimes listeners get lucky with those in charge forgetting to hit the magic button and the conversation can be picked up in the clear.


It has been documented that a normal "Whip" antenna has been successful in receiving but something with a bit of gain would be better

A new Satellite system called MUOS (Mobile User Objective System) will up and running by the end of 2013 (1st sat was launched Feb 2012) and will run frequencies = Uplink - 300-320mhz, Downlink - 360-380mhz


FREQUENCIES (main Fleetsatcom) all in NFM - 25khz channel spacing

261.450     261.600      261.750     261.900     c = confirmed (see video below)
261.475     261.625(c)  261.775     261.925
261.500     261.650      261.800     261.950
261.525     261.675      261.825
261.550     261.700      261.850
261.575     261.725      261.875

AFSATCOM all in NFM
243.855   243.955   244.055   244.155
243.860   243.960   244.060   244.160
243.875   243.975   244.075   244.175
243.900   244.000   244.100   244.200
243.910   244.010   244.110   244.210

NAVY (dod)
251.850, 253.550, 253.850, 255.550, 256.850

DOD (Dept Of Defence)
260.375, 260.475, 261.575, 261.675, 261.775, 261.875, 263.225, 263.575, 263.675

More information is available here = http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/VHF/UHF_Military_Monitoring

Also put scanner into search around 240mhz to 400mhz, may never know what you will hear. :)


There's big satellites under those domes shielded so other "Spy" satellites cant see which way there facing.

























My FLTSATCOM video 1-2




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Sunday, August 5, 2012

NSW BUSHFIRE FREQUENCIES - RFS & NPWS


**** NSW RURAL FIRE & NPWS FREQUENCIES  2016 ****

SITE UPDATED = 14/06/2017






*** AVIATION ***

Aircraft used by the R.F.S (Rural Fire) & NPWS (National Parks)
  • Fixed wing aircraft – bombers
  • Fixed wing aircraft (light) reconnaissance/air attack
  • Rotary aircraft – light helicopters
  • Rotary aircraft – medium helicopters
  • Rotary aircraft – heavy lift helicopters
  •  BK 117 helicopter (formerly Polair 5)
  •  Air Crane helicopter (Gypsy Lady) for 2015 season
  •  L-100-30 (model 382G) Hercules (Thor)
  • DC 10 Air Tanker (Southern Belle)
       

N.P.W.S. (National Parks)

Heli Tac 1    122.850
Heli Tac 2    123.850
Heli Tac 3    124.050       
Heli Tac 4    125.450
Heli Tac 5    130.650       
Heli Tac 6    134.700
       

RICHMOND RAAF  - THOR (C130 HERCULES) & SOUTHERN BELLE (DC10)
134.375
136.025


RURAL FIRE

Air to Air chatter   123.450
Fire Tac 1    119.100  
Fire Tac 2    128.700       
Fire Tac 3    132.350                     
Fire Tac 4    123.650   
Fire Tac 5    132.550 (Main Ch) (used in Blue Mtns fires)      
Fire Tac       118.150       
Fire Tac       124.450       
Fire Tac       130.550       
Fire Tac       133.200       
Fire Tac       124.250

Heli comms = 450.4125  (used in 2013 Blue Mtns fires)

McDermott Helicopters - 24.1545 (updated 14/6/2017)
                        
     

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*** FIREGROUND ***

R.F.S. uses a mix of analogue and digital for Fireground, these are the analogue frequencies (NOTE - you have to be in close proximate to hear Fireground..(eg,.in the same suburb)

Fireground 01 = 411.0125       
Fireground 02 = 411.0375       
Fireground 03 =  411.0625       
Fireground 04 =  411.0875       
Fireground 17 =  462.0625 (repeater)      
Fireground 18 =  462.2875 (repeater)      
Fireground 19 = 462.4250  (repeater)     
Fireground 20 = 462.5250  (repeater)    
Fireground 21 = 462.5375  (repeater)     
Fireground 22 = 462.9000  (repeater)     
Fireground 23 = 462.9625  (repeater)      
Fireground 24 = 462.9875 (repeater)

OLD
This is the old fireground frequencies... they are used as a backup often as comms to Helicopters or to Heli to Heli.

Repeat1- 163.125  Statewide  (updated 24/10/2013)
Repeat2- 163.3875 Statewide (                               )
Repeat3- 163.4125 Statewide (                               )
Repeat4- 163.550  Statewide  (                               )
FGND1- 161.1500 Statewide
FGND2- 161.0625 Statewide
FGND3- 161.0750 Statewide
FGND4- 161.1125 Statewide  (used at Winmalee fires 11/09/13)
FGND5- 161.0875 Statewide  (used at Winmalee fires 11/09/13 - singles ridge command)
FGND6- 161.0375 Statewide  (used in back-burn 2015 - heli comms)
FGND7- 161.0125 Statewide
FGND8- 161.0500 Statewide
FGND9- 161.1875 Statewide  (Used at Winmalee fires 11/09/13 - Hawkesbury Heights command)
FGND10- 161.2125 Baulkham Hills  (used at Winmalee fires 11/09/13)
FGND11- 161.2250 Blue Mountains (Used in H.R burn 2/10/2015)
FGND12- 161.2375 Camden
FGND13- 161.2500 Campbelltown
FGND14- 161.3375 Gosford
FGND15- 161.3625 Hawkesbury
FGND16- 161.3750 Hornsby
FGND17- 161.3875 Liverpool
FGND18- 161.4125 Penrth / blacktown
FGND19- 161.4500 Sutherland
FGND20- 161.4625 Waringah

164.087 fireground used at Wisemans Ferry Fires 3/11/2013 (maybe an input ch?)...sent via email


*** ANALOGUE PMR CHs *** = CLICK HERE

*** P25 DIGITAL PMR CHs = CLICK HERE


*** UHF CB RADIO ***

Sept/Oct 2015 - GME has been chosen to supply NSW Fire and Rescue with GME TX675 UHF CB Radios.

Sometimes used if Fireground chs are not available, UHF CB is used (CH10 & 37 UHF is popular)

Current UHF CB band plan (80 Channels) (All Freq are NFM - Narrow Band FM)

Channel Name: Frequency: Purpose: Frequency Spacing:
Channel 1 476.4250 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 2 476.4500 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 3 476.4750 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 4 476.5000 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 5 476.5250 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) ('Emergency Use' only) 12.5 kHz
Channel 6 476.5500 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 7 476.5750 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 8 476.6000 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 9 476.6250 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 10 476.6500 Simplex (considered as the '4WD and Convoy Channel') 12.5 kHz
Channel 11 476.6750 Simplex ('Call Channel' only) 12.5 kHz
Channel 12 476.7000 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 13 476.7250 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 14 476.7500 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 15 476.7750 *** Simplex =Default NSW RFS Fireground ch ** 12.5 kHz
Channel 16 476.8000 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 17 476.8250 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 18 476.8500 Simplex (considered as the 'Caravan and Campers Channel') 12.5 kHz
Channel 19 476.8750 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 20 476.9000 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 21 476.9250 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 22 476.9500 Simplex 25 kHz
Channel 23 476.9750 Simplex 25 kHz
Channel 24 477.0000 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 25 477.0250 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 26 477.0500 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 27 477.0750 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 28 477.1000 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 29 477.1250 Simplex (considered as the 'Road Channel' for the Pacific Highway) 12.5 kHz
Channel 30 477.1500 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 31 477.1750 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 32 477.2000 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 33 477.2250 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 34 477.2500 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 35 477.2750 Repeater Input ('Emergency Use' only) 12.5 kHz
Channel 36 477.3000 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 37 477.3250 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 38 477.3500 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 39 477.3750 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 40 477.4000 Simplex (considered as the 'Road Channel') 12.5 kHz
Channel 41 476.4375 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 42 476.4625 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 43 476.4875 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 44 476.5125 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 45 476.5375 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 46 476.5625 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 47 476.5875 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 48 476.6125 Repeater Channel (Press DUPLEX to use) 12.5 kHz
Channel 49 476.6375 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 50 476.6625 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 51 476.6875 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 52 476.7125 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 53 476.7375 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 54 476.7625 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 55 476.7875 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 56 476.8125 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 57 476.8375 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 58 476.8625 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 59 476.8875 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 60 476.9125 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 61 476.9375 Simplex 12.5 kHz
Channel 62 476.9625 Simplex 12.5 kHz
Channel 63 476.9875 Simplex 12.5 kHz
Channel 64 477.0125 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 65 477.0375 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 66 477.0625 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 67 477.0875 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 68 477.1125 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 69 477.1375 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 70 477.1625 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 71 477.1875 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 72 477.2125 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 73 477.2375 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 74 477.2625 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 75 477.2875 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 76 477.3125 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 77 477.3375 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 78 477.3625 Repeater Input 12.5 kHz
Channel 79 477.3875 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz
Channel 80 477.4125 Simplex = General Chat Channel 12.5 kHz



*** RURAL FIRE GRN  (Goverment Radio Network) ***
Almost all major communication from Rural Fire is used by GRN

1. Find a tower near you and program the control Chs only, using this guide = HERE

2. Program your DIGITAL radio using this guide = HERE

R.F.S.GRN ID CODES AND TALKGROUPS

TGID        RADIO TAG          INFORMATION

OLD (Showing as Depreciated)
10000     GL 1          
10001     GL 2          
10002     GL 3           
10003     GL 4           
10004     GL 5         
10005     GL 6          
10006     GL 7           
10007     GL 8         
10008     GL 9           
10009     GL 10           
10010     ESO 1          
10011     ESO 2           
10012     ESO 3           
10013     ESO 4           
10014     ESO 5          
10015     ESO 6           
10016     ESO 7         
10017     ESO 8           
10018     ESO 9          
10019     ESO 10          
10020     ESO 11           
10021     ESO 12          
10022     ESO 13           
10023     ESO 14         
10024     ESO 15           
10025     ESO 16         
10026     ESO 17          
10027     ESO 18           
10028     ESO 19          
10029     ESO 20    

LATEST
10030     TG01 AVIATN1     Aviation Operations 1     
10031     TG02 AVIATN2     Aviation Operations 2     
10032     TG03 AVIATN3     Aviation Operations 3     
10033     TG04 AVIATN4     Aviation Operations 4     
10034     TG05 AVIATN5     Aviation Operations 5     
10035     TG06 AVIATN6     Aviation Operations 6     
10036     eG019 BKM HL     Baulkham Hills     
10037     eG020 BL MTN     Blue Mountains     
10038     TG07 CISS            Critical Incident Support Services  
10039     TG08 COM ED1     Communication Education 1     
10040     TG09 COM ED2     Communication Education 2     
10041     TG10 COM ED3     Communication Education 3     
10042     eG023 CMBRLD     Cumberland     
10043     eG024 EST OP       East Operations     
10044     TG21 EXEC OP     Executive Operations     
10045     TG22 FIU 1          Fire Investigation Unit 1     
10046     TG23 FIU 2          Fire Investigation Unit 2     
10047     eG026 GOSFRD     Gosford     
10048     eG027 HWKSB     Hawkesbury     
10049     eG028 HRNSBY     Hornsby     
10050     TG24 LDS 1     Learning and Development Systems 1     
10051     TG25 LDS 2     Learning and Development Systems 2     
10052     eG032 MCRTHR     Macarthur     
10053     TG26 MEDIA1     Media 1     
10054     TG27 MEDIA2     Media 2     
10055     TG28 OP COM1     Operations Communications 1     
10056     TG29 OP COM2     Operations Communications 2     
10057     TG30 OP COM3     Operations Communications 3     
10058     TG31 OPS 1      Special Operations/Training 1     
10059     TG32 OPS 2     Special Operations/Training 2     
10060     TG33 OPS 3     Special Operations/Training 3     
10061     TG34 OPS 4     Special Operations/Training 4     
10062     TG35 OPS 5     Special Operations/Training 5     
10063     TG36 OPS 6     Special Operations/Training 6     
10064     TG37 OPS 7     Special Operations/Training 7  
10065     TG38 OPS 8     Special Operations/Training 8     
10066     TG39 OPS 9     Special Operations/Training 9     
10067     TG40 OPS 10     Special Operations/Training 10     
10068     TG41 OPS 11     Special Operations/Training 11     
10069     TG42 OPS 12     Special Operations/Training 12     
10070     TG43 OPS 13     Special Operations/Training 13     
10071     TG44 OPS 14     Special Operations/Training 14     
10072     TG45 OPS 15     Special Operations/Training 15     
10073     eG034 RG EST     East Region Coordination     
10074     TG57 STATEOP     State Operations     
10075     eG035 STHRLD     Sutherland     
10076     eG037 WARNGH     Warringah     
10079     TG11 DSPCH1     Dispatch Operations 1     
10080     TG12 DSPCH2     Dispatch Operations 2     
10081     TG13 DSPCH3     Dispatch Operations 3     
10082     TG14 DSPCH4     Dispatch Operations 4     
10083     TG15 DSPCH5     Dispatch Operations 5     
10092     TG51 SMSS 1     State Mitigation & Support 1     
10093     TG52 SMSS 2     State Mitigation & Support 2     
20000     wG016 BAR DL     Barwon/Darling     
20001     wG018 CANBLS     Canobolas     
20002     nG013 CSTRGH     Castlereagh     
20003     eG021 CHIFLY     Chifley     
20004     nG014 CL VLY     Clarence Valley     
20005     wG019 CDGNG     Cudgegong     
20006     nG015 FNC     Far North Coast     
20007     wG020 FARWST     Far West     
20008     eG031 LR HTR     Lower Hunter     
20009     eG029 HUNTVL     Hunter Valley     
20010     eG022 LTHGOW     Lithgow     
20011     nG016 LVPL R     Liverpool Range     
20012     nG017 LNC     Lower North Coast     
20013     eG033 MD CST     Mid Coast     
20014     wG021 MD LCH     Mid Lachlan     
20015     nG018 MNC     Mid North Coast     
20016     nG019 N GWDR     Namoi/Gwydir     
20017     nG020 NW ENG     New England     
20018     nG021 NTH OP     North Operations     
20019     wG023 NTHWST     North West     
20020     nG022 NTHN R     Northern Rivers     
20021     nG023 NTH TB     Northern Tablelands     
20022     wG024 ORANA     Orana      Fire Dispatch
20023     nG024 RG NTH     North Region Coordination     
20024     wG025 RG WST     West Region Coordination     
20025     nG025 TMWRTH     Tamworth     
20026     eG036 TLAKES     The Lakes     
20027     wG027 WST OP     West Operations     
20028     TG19 DSPCH9     Dispatch Operations 9     
20029     TG20 DSPCH10     Dispatch Operations 10     
20034     TG53 SMSS 3     State Mitigation & Support 3     
20035     TG54 SMSS 4     State Mitigation & Support 4     
20036     TG16 DSPCH6     Dispatch Operations 6     
20037     TG17 DSPCH7     Dispatch Operations 7     
20038     TG46 OPS 16     Special Operations/Training 16     
20039     TG47 OPS 17     Special Operations/Training 17     
20040     TG48 OPS 18     Special Operations/Training 18     
30000     wG017 BLD TM     Bland/Temora     
30001     sG016 FSC     Far South Coast     
30002     sG027 S BDR     Southern Border     
30003     eG030 ILWARA     Illawarra     
30004     sG017 LK GRG     Lake George     
30005     sG018 LR WTN     Lower Western     
30006     sG019 MIA     MIA     
30007     sG020 MD MUR     Mid Murray     
30008     wG022 MD WST     Mid West     
30009     sG021 MONARO     Monaro     
30010     sG022 RG STH     South Region Coordination     
30011     sG023 RV HLD     Riverina Highlands     
30012     sG024 RVERNA     Riverina     
30013     sG025 SHLHN     Shoalhaven     
30014     sG026 STH OP     South Operations     
30015     wG026 SWSZ     South Western Slopes Zone     
30016     sG028 STN TD     Southern Tablelands     
30017     eG038 WNGCRI     Wingecarribee     
30024     G55 SMSS 5     State Mitigation & Support 5     
30025     TG56 SMSS 6     State Mitigation & Support 6     
30026     TG18 DSPCH8     Dispatch Operations 8
30027     TG49 OPS 19     Special Operations/Training 19     
30028     TG50 OPS 20     Special Operations/Training 20
   

** DONT HAVE A DIGITAL RADIO? ***

Stream live from Radio Reference

SYDNEY WIDE GRN = HERE includes fire, rfs, grn and more

BLUE MTNS RFS = HERE

GOSFORD AREA = HERE

HILLS AREA RFS = HERE

SOUTHERN TABLELANDS = HERE

HUNTER AREA = HERE

CENTRAL WEST = HERE




*** FORESTY COMMISSION ***

70.55000  VL2FC   RM
NSW Wide

73.05000  VL2FC   RM
NSW Wide
 132.550 - Helicopter

*** N.P.W.S. (National Parks and Wildlife Services) ***
Now listed as 'Office of Environment and Heritage' on the ACMA

Channel 1    80.0125       
Channel 2    80.1375       
Channel 3    81.2875       
Channel 4    80.025       
Channel 5    80.200       
Channel 6    81.275       
Channel 7    81.2625       
Channel 8    81.250       
Chamnel 9    81.850       
Channel 10    81.875       
Channel 11    81.900       
Channel 12    82.000       
Channel 13    82.0375       
Channel 14    82.2875       
Channel 15    81.925       
Channel 16    80.4625       
Channel 17    82.3875       
Channel 18    79.8375   
Channel 19    79.9625       
Channel 20    79.9375       
Channel 21    80.0125       
Channel 22    80.1375       
Channel 23    81.2875       
Channel 24    80.025       
Channel 25    80.200       
Channel 26    81.275       
Channel 27    81.2625       
Channel 28    81.250       
Channel 29    81.850       
Channel 30    81.875       
Channel 31    81.900   
Channel 32    82.000       
Channel 33    77.5125       
Channel 34    77.6375       
Channel 35    78.7875       
Channel 36    77.525       
Channel 37    77.700       
Channel 38    78.775       
Channel 39    78.7625       
Channel 40    78.750       
Channel 41    79.350       
Channel 42    79.375       
Channel 43    79.400       
Channel 44    79.500       
Channel 45    79.5375       
Channel 46    79.7875       
Channel 47    79.425       
Channel 48    77.9625       
Channel 49    77.5125       
Channel 50    77.6375       
Channel 51    78.7875       
Channel 52    77.525       
Channel 53    77.700       
Channel 54    78.775       
Channel 55    78.7625   
Channel 56    78.750       
Channel 57    79.350       
Channel 58    79.375       
Channel 59    79.400       
Channel 60    79.500       
Channel 61    79.5375       
Channel 62    79.7875       
Channel 63    79.425       
Channel 64    77.9625       
Channel 65    77.5125       
Channel 66    77.6375       
Channel 67    78.7875       
Channel 68    77.525       
Channel 69    77.700       
Channel 70    78.775       
Channel 71    78.7625       
Channel 72    78.750       
Channel 73    79.350       
Channel 74    79.375       
Channel 75    79.400       
Channel 76    79.500


*** RADIO CODES ***

 Radio Message Priorities

Yellow: Low Priority Message, Non Operational Message (General, Non-Incident Related Communications)
Green: Medium Priority Message, Incident Stop Message
Blue: High Priority Message, Incident/Operational Message
White: Report of an Unknown Incident
Red: Highest Priority Message
Emergency: Life Threatening Event

Code 1: Responding to Incident
Code 2: Called Off Incident (No Longer Required to Respond)
Code 3: On Scene at Incident
Code 4: Available for Response
Code 5: Returned to Station
Code 6: Entered Rural Fire Service Area
Code 7: Unavailable to Respond (Reason Required)

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*** Bush Fire Information Line ***

1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737)

The Bush Fire Information Line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is one method which is used by the NSW Rural Fire Service to provide information to members of the public.
The number goes through an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system which gives callers options for recorded information on:
  • Major Fires,
  • Total Fire Bans,
  • Protecting Your Property,
  • Development Control, and
  • Volunteering.
There is an ability for people to escalate to an Operator if they require further assistance.

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