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

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