Thursday, November 26, 2015

NINE NETWORK GOING FULL HD / NEW CHANNEL

Hello and welcome back.... Today is 9HD Day.

What does that mean?

Channel 9 is simulcasting its main TV channel in Full HD 1080i and is now known as 9HD.

The network is also beefing up other channels using Mpeg4 Compression including normal CH9, Go (now 9GO) and Gem (now 9GEM) and, wait for it.... a new ch called 9Life ( a new lifestyle channel replacing info ch Extra).

How do i get it?

You just need to rescan your TV by pressing 'Menu', then 'Setup, then 'Auto-Scan'...

The move by the Nine Network also looks at live online streaming as well called 9NOW (due 2016).
Just recently 7Seven Network started live online streaming from their Apple / Android? app 'Plus7' where you can watch Live TV on any device.

Lets hope ABC2 and SBS & 10 Network follows soon.

NEW CHS

CH 90 = NINE HD (1080i)
      92 = 9GEM
      93 = 9GO
      94 = 9LIFE
      99 = 9GO


OK, go scan your TV....



NOTE = If you scan your TV and you don't get extra Chs, it means 2 things...

1. Your TV is too old and doesn't support 1080i format
2. Its not available in your area yet... Maybe Sydney only, not sure on Wollongong / Newcastle.

#9HD
#NSWTV

Will anyone shout me a coffee? :)

Monday, November 23, 2015

CAR STRUCK BY LIGHTNING CAUGHT BY DASHCAM

Hello and welcome back... This is interesting.

Captured on dashcam, a car gets struck by lightning and yes there are telegraph poles that are bigger but still hits the car.... Watch your volume, goes off with a bang..

Not sure if its real or fake, you be the judge..





Thursday, November 12, 2015

FREQUENCIES IN ANTARCTICA

Hello and welcome back....Grab your woolly jumper and Shortwave radio, Antarctica here we come.

Temps in Antarctica once reached -49.4c, one wonders if radio frequencies might freeze and fall to the ground... But no, several shortwave frequencies beam out of this frozen hell hole (I say hell hole because i hate anything under 25c but some people might find -49c invigorating) in fact, even as i type this, current temp in Antarctica is -35c so if conditions are right, radio signals are headed straight into your Shortwave radio...
Try it, you never know.

ANTARCTIC FREQUENCIES (Australian Antarctic Division)
(bandwith = 3 kHz) (callsign = VIZ203)

392 kHz (Davis)
400 kHz (Mawson)
2.7215 MHz (Mawson/Davis/Casey)
3.0245 MHz (Casey/Wilkes Land)
3.1765 MHz (Mawson)
3.4195 MHz (Casey) 
4.5415 MHz (Casey/Davis)

4.6795 MHz (Casey)
5.4015 MHz (Casey)

5.8365 MHz (Mawson
6.6115 MHz (Casey)
6.9064 MHz (Mawson)  
6.9065 MHz (Casey)
7.924 MHz (Casey)
8.1115 MHz
8.9395 MHz (Casey)
11.4914 MHz (Mawson/Casey) 
14.4165 MHz (Casey/Mawson)
15.8464 MHz (Casey)
15.8465 MHz (Casey)
17.4815 MHz (Casey)

19.2565 MHz (Casey)
   

If you get the chance to visit Antarctica, try these frequencies below

33.200 (Davis Station)
119.500 (Davis Station)
121.100 (Casey)
121.500 (Casey) 
129.700 (Casey)
133.000 (Davis Skyway)
156.300 MHz
156.400 MHz
156.450 MHz (Davis)
156.850 Mhz  (Mawson)
401.5 MHz (Bureau of Meteorology) 


With the shortwave frequencies, it doesn't state whether upper or lower sideband is used, just lists as N

Stay Warm :)

LINKS

http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/NZSP.html 

http://www.adventure-antarctica.de/ 

http://swling.com/blog/ 

http://explorersweb.com/polar/ 





#Antarctica
#Antarctica Radio Frequencies
#NSW Radio & Communications



 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

GOLD COAST

Hello and welcome back.... Though I would do a post on Gold Coast QLD. 

Yes, I know its not NSW but heaps of people go there for holidays, so i thought... Why Not.

 Gold Coast City lies in the southeast corner of Queensland, to the south of Brisbane, and includes suburbs of Southport, Coolangatta. and Broadbeach. From Coolangatta, approximately forty kilometres of holiday resorts and surfing beaches stretch north to the suburb of Main Beach, and then further on Stradbroke Island.



 ***** FREQUENCIES *****

***** EMERGENCY *****

PLEASE NOTE = Some parts of Queensland have moved to the Queensland Wireless Network or GWN (Phase 2, P25) (similar to NSW GRN), except that this network is fully encrypted meaning that it can NOT be scanned...

In some areas, the frequencies below may still work...
Police = 78.200
Police = 469.115 (North)
Police = 469.150 (north)
Police = 469.125 (Broadbeach)
Police = 468.075 (south)
Police 468.025 (south)
Police = 468.1125 (south)

Fire Brigade (mostly on GWN - Government Wireless Network)
Fire Brigade = 466.975
Fire = 467.850

Ambulance (Mostly on GWN - Government Radio Network)
Ambulance = 413.0875
Ambulance = 413.200

S.E.S. = 467.725

Marine Rescue = 154.575

SURF RESCUE (NXDN Digital)

Old Freqencies
Ch 01 - 484.950 (local beach operations)
Ch 02 - 485.000 (local beach operations)
Ch 03 - 483.800 (training)
Ch 04 - 488.775 repeater channel (top of the Q1 tower)
Ch 05 - 487.950 repeater channel (Razorback Hill Tweed Heads)
Ch 06 - 488.650 repeater channel (top of Q1 tower) also backup channel for major incidents
Ch 07 - 487.625 repeater channel (Springbrook)
Ch 40 - 471.200  Surfcom Far North Coast

Council Life Guards = 163.625

Gold Coast Hospital = 463.125

***** VARIOUS *****

Gold Coast Marina = 471.750, 474.900
Sizzler Restaurants = 462.175
Dracula's theater restaurant = 471.300
Oasis Shopping Centre = 494.300
Oasis Shopping Centre = 494.800
Oasis Shopping Centre = 494.900
Pacific Fair = 485.375
Pacific Fair = 487.425
Robina Town Centre = 412.900
Robina Town Centre = 413.325
Southport Park = 469.550 (shopping centre)
Runaway Bay = 464.850 (Shopping Centre)
The Pines shopping Centre = 464.575
The Pines shopping Centre = 450.200

***** AIRPORT *****
Control tower = 131.450, 118.700
Arrivals / Depart = 123.500
SAR Watch = 128.150   
Southport air control = 119.000, 120.300 (south), 121.800 (cool),
Qantas = 129.500, 132.650, 471.100, 472.400, 484.550
Jetstar = 130.225, 136.125, 505.475, 505.775
Virgin Blue = 131.150, 131.200, 136.650, 490.350, 506.150, 509.975
Oceania Aviation = 118.700, 131.975, 463.2125, 471.700, 475.025, 492.525
Aerocare (Tiger) = 466.200
Airport Staff = 470.125
Fire = 465..750, 485.125
Ambulance = 132.750
ATIS = 134.500
Ground = 121.800, 462.0875, 507.900, 509.625
Terminal 1 = 487.825
Light Aircraft = 129.900
Fuel = 129.075 (BP)

***** BUSES *****
Surfside Buses = 463.300 (shuttle)
Surfside Bus = 464.400
Surfside Bus = 465.375


***** THEME PARKS *****

SEAWORLD

410.725
411.025
411.300
411.525 - Staff
411.900
411.975
412.150 - Maintenance
412.275
412.350 - Helicopter Charters
413.050
464.5125
465.000
491.4875

DREAMWORLD

487.32500 = Channel 1 - Control
487.42500 = Channel 2 - Operations
484.80000 = Channel 4 - Chat Channel
484.92500 = Channel 5
485.0750
485.1250


MOVIEWORLD

472.5750 = FOH Bar
472.9000 = Food Services
473.4250 = Operations
471.3750 = CHANNEL 4
471.4250 = CHANNEL 5
471.5750 = CHANNEL 6
469.5500 = CHANNEL 7
469.7250 = CHANNEL 8 
469.5000 = CHANNEL 9
474.8500 = CHANNEL 10 
484.8750 = CHANNEL 11
494.9500 = CHANNEL 12
509.9000 = CHANNEL 13
519.5750 = CHANNEL 14


Being in NSW, if I have miss anything or if you know of any frequencies you would like to add, please get in touch at mickyb1970@hotmail.com

cheers

#GoldCoast
#Gold Coast Scanner Frequencies
#NSW Radio & Communications