Friday, October 19, 2012

BLACKHAWK HELICOPTERS TRAINING AROUND SYDNEY

 Hello and welcome back..... Up to four Black Hawk military helicopters will be flying over parts of Sydney over the next few days as part of an Army training exercise.


The Defence Force says the exercises ensure aircrews are proficient at flying in Sydney’s urban, suburban, rural and waterway environments in all conditions.
It says flights will occur during the afternoon and evening, normally not later than 11:00pm
The Army says the training has been designed to have as little impact as possible but some noise will be noticeable.
The helicopters were flying over Castle Hill in north-western Sydney last night.
Tonight they will be in Sutherland, they will be in Holsworthy and Londonderry on Friday, Monday and Wednesday.
The choppers will fly over North Head next Tuesday.

FREQUENCIES

listen in to 124.550mhz, 125.800, 135.100mhz as for required air space
DOD = 126.300, 118.050
RICHMOND RAAF BASE



Sunday, October 7, 2012

RF MAP (tower ID)

Hello and welcome back... Have you ever driven past a tower and wondered what all the antenna's are for ?....I HAVE.

Have you ever wondered what what frequencies come from that tower?....I HAVE

Wonder no more.

My brother put me onto this website as he is also into Radio Communications.
This website uses Google maps and plots antennas and the Frequencies that run from the antenna... Lots of hidden antenna's that you didn't even know existed.
I looked in my local area and I noticed an antenna on-top of the local library, by clicking on the red circle I can see that it supports council frequencies and also aircraft frequencies that I never knew existed.... Interesting.

 The website is at = RF MAPPER
You will be greeted by a pop up asking for what towers you want eg = Mobile coverage / Amateur radio operators or Everything else. Make sure you take the tick off "Show relevant tiles" otherwise it just looks confusing.
Choose "Everything else" and click the blue X on the top right side of the popup and wait a few seconds depending on your internet speed. Then find an area and away you go.

To get rid of the blue lines click the eye pic on the bottom left where it says "Point-to-point"

To make it easier to see  the map click the "Eye" icon on Nasa SRTM and also "Black"to turn off layering

And that's it, The red icons are the one's with the most info...Have fun

Massive thank you to spench.net for the use of photos from his website.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SURF LIFE SAVING NSW

 Hello and welcome back.... Surf lifesaving NSW operates up & down the NSW coast by a band of dedicated volunteers and backed up by the amazing Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Callsigns
Westpac 1 = Hunter region
Westpac 2 = Hunter region
Westpac 3 = North West region
Westpac 4 = North West region
Lifesaver 1 = Sydney, South region
Lifesaver 2 = North, Lismore
Lifesaver 3 = South coast
Lifesaver 4 = North, Lismore


 Surf Lifesaving NSW operates the Surfcom network on the Northern Beaches and includes the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter, Offshore Rescue Boats, RWC Jet Skis and Duty Officers.
Other stations often use simplex (handhelds) or Repeater networks.








FREQUENCIES

484.950 = Main Westpac Rescue Helicopter Channel, - NSW wide (ch1)

485.000 = Simplex for Beach Patrols, - NSW wide  (ch 2)

494.550 = Warringah Repater Ch 72.... CTCSS = 141.3

485.950 = Newcastle....CTCSS = 94.8

484.825 = Spair Simplex (ch9).... CTCSS = 103.5

486.425 = Lake Macquarie.... CTCSS = 123.0

477.025 = UHF CB Ch 25 - Training & Patrols
477.150 = UHF CB Ch 30 - Training & Patrols

485.1375 = Garie SLSC (Royal National Park).... CTCSS = 103.5
472.725 = Gosford.....CTCSS = 88.5
488.125 = Wollongong..... CTCSS = 223.6
472.675 = Newcastle Repeater
470.525, 489.225 = Green Point repeater
472.375 = Wyong..... CTCSS = 123.0
488.650 = Norah Head
467.550 = Maddens Plains (Bulli - Wollongong)) Repeater (Ch76).... CTCSS = 103.5
463.075 = Sutherland / North Cronulla Repeater
472.950 = Bilgola repeater, Port Kembla (Ch78)..... CTCSS = 136.5
473.250 = Barrenjoey repater
471.200 = Bondi repeater CH74 (very active).... CTCSS = 103.5 (also Nelson bay)
489.225 = Bronte repeater, Port Macquarie, Narooma - NSW wide

473.600, 470.525 = Australian Air Patrol (nth syd to south coast)

CODES

1 = on duty, available for tasking
2 = on standby and available for tasking
3 = on meal break
4 = begin pack up patrol area
5 = leaving beach, toilet break
6 = entering water for training
7 = unavailable to respond to calls
8 = unable to be contacted
9 = entering water to undertake rescue
10 = lifeguard in trouble
11 = search for missing person in water
12 = search for missing person on land
13 = mass rescue, many patients
14 = deceased person
15 = CPR incident
16 = shark sighting
17 = shark attack
18 = indecent behaviour
19 = undertaking first aid treatment
20 = undertaking enforcement function
21 = aircraft accident

Priority 1 = urgent task
Priority 2 = non-urgent task
Priority 3 = routine task

VISIT SURF LIFESAVING SYDNEY




  WESPAC LIFESAVER HELICOPTER

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