Friday, November 17, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

ARMY BLACKHAWKS FLYING AROUND SYDNEY

Hello and welcome back...If your wondering why a series of Army Blackhawk helicopters have been flying around parts of Sydney, its a training exercise.


From October 30th till November 23 2017, aircraft will be flown in a training exercise around various parts of Sydney inc around Campbelltown, Penrith and St Clair (already reports in social media) and will be going till around 11.30pm.

MORE INFO

https://www.army.gov.au/media-room/noise-and-training-notices


TIMBERLINE / PAYS BLACKHAWK IN NSW

Hello and welcome back... This stunning bird will be joining us for the 2017/2018 Bushfire season in NSW.

Blackhawk helicopter (Ex U.S Army) known as Helitak 260 (2016/2017 NSW fire season) arriving at Brisbane Airport ready to be assembled.
Just unfold the tail, slap on the rotors and away you go.

The Blackhawk will be headed to Scone, NSW where it will remain on standby with Pay's Aviation.

This beast can travel at 275Kmph or 150knots, has 3200 horsepower and has a 3400ltr bucket attached.



MORE INFO

http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/11/bushfire-black-hawk-to-return/

http://www.fireandrescue.co/news-feb-17-blackhawk.html




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RIDE INSIDE A BLACKHAWK FIRE HELICOPTER IN THE U.S (go fullscreen)




THAT SOUND.. Thanks to Frank Bry for the video

#NSWRFS
#RuralFire
#Blackhawk
#Pays

ERICKSON SKYCRANE IN ACTION

Hello and welcome back... Wicked video of the Sikorsky Erickson Sky-Crane in action.

This helicopter will be joining us shortly in the 2017/2018 fire season.

Here is a small video of the chopper being put through its paces in Istanbul.

I didn't know it had a fire-fighting hose on the front, interesting.

Take a Look. (be sure to put in full-screen mode)




Thursday, November 2, 2017

QANTASLINK

Hello and welcome back... QantasLink is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qantas Airways and Australia's largest regional airline.



It operates around 2,000 flights each week to nearly 54 metropolitan and regional destinations across Australia.

QantasLink is comprised of three different regional airlines - Airlink, Eastern Australia Airlines and Sunstate Airlines.

 QantasLink operates 82 aircraft including
20 - Boeing 717-200
3 - Bombardier Dash 8 -200/Q200
11 - Dash 8-Q300
31 - Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprop aircraft.
17 - Fokker 100

IATA - QF
ICAO - QLK/QJE
CALLSIGN - Q-LINK/Q-JET

FREQUENCIES
130.525
129.250 (Sydney)
129.075 (Sydney)
131.650 (Sydney)
494.950 (Armidale)
131.650 (Various inc Armidale, Albury, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Port Macquarie, Newcastle,
                                  Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Lord Howe Island)


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QANTASLINK BEHIND THE SCENES



QANTASLINK DASH8



LINKS

https://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/qantaslink/global/en

http://www.portmacquarieairport.com.au/Flight-Information/Airlines/Qantas-Link

http://www.lordhoweisland.info/travel-essentials/how-to-get-there/qantas/

https://www.alburywodongaaustralia.com.au/3348/qantaslink/


#Qantaslink
#NSWRadio&Communication



Wednesday, October 25, 2017

LISTEN TO THE ANIMALS - ZOO FREQUENCIES

Hello and welcome back... Going to the zoo is a great pastime.

Take a listen to the frequencies that make this amazing place tick..



TARONGA ZOO (Sydney)
465.350
464.825
464.350
462.5875
463.350
465.750

WESTERN PLAINS ZOO (Dubbo)
461.425
165.760

NATIONAL ZOO & AQUARIUM (Canberra)
472.2375
472.900
472.5875


LINKS

https://taronga.org.au/taronga-zoo

https://taronga.org.au/taronga-western-plains-zoo

http://nationalzoo.com.au/


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTERS

Hello and welcome back... With summer just around the corner, i thought i would focus on one of the best Rescue organizations that keeps our coastline safe... Westpac Rescue Helicopters

Photo - Paul Sadler


SYDNEY AND SOUTH
Sydney base at La Perouse (northern headland Botany Bay - Cape Banks) is home to 'Lifesaver 21' (VH-SLU), a Kawasaki BK117 Helicopter
The Sydney base is also a major radio hub with comms for Surf Lifesaving (SLSA), Council Lifeguards, NSW Police, Marine Radio, GRN (Government Radio Network), Ambulance NSW & Sydney Radar (air traffic).

SYDNEY FREQUENCIES
475.100mhz
474.8625mhz

Southern helicopter base is situated at Moruya (NSW South Coast) and is home to 'Lifesaver 23' a Kawasaki BK117 B2 Helicopter (VH-SLA)


NORTHERN DISTRICTS


The northern districts have 4 Augusta Westland AW139 Helicopters and bases include Newcastle (Belmont Airport), Lismore (airport) and Tamworth (airport).

A maintenance facility is situated Newcastle (Broadmedow) and is where the 4th spare helicopter is housed.


FREQUENCIES
484.950mhz








LINKS

https://www.lifesaver.org.au/

http://www.rescuehelicopter.com.au/

https://www.westpacrescue.com.au/


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#WestpacRescue
#Rescuehelicopter
#NSWRadio&Communications



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WHAT NOT TO DO

Hello and welcome back... A 16yo male from Melbourne has pimped out his truck with emergency lights / sirens and has then hit the streets.


There are claims he has spent $100,000 on the truck and has been caught by police attending various accidents / incidents.
While the young man admits it was a silly idea, he will now probably have a criminal record.

Maybe he should have joined the VRA or something like that.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE



Sunday, October 15, 2017

LITTLE WINGS - AEROMEDICAL TRANSPORT

Hello and welcome back.... This is a great service.


Little Wings is based in Bankstown NSW

From the Little Wings website =  Little Wings is a not for profit organisation whose mission is to provide a professional, free and safe flight and ground transport service for children from rural and regional NSW to access specialised medical services and treatment in major centres.

Our aim is to support families to reduce the financial burden, emotional strain, and travel fatigue associated with long distance travel.

Managing director - Richelle Koller in front of the main Aircraft used by Little Wings, A single engine Piper Malibu Mirage (VH-FEE), soon to be upgraded to a twin engine Beechcraft Baron thanks to the generosity of donations which will make travel a lot more comfortable for sick kids.

Little Wings makes 400 trips a year, flying 60 families as far as Walgett and Lismore.




LINKS

http://www.littlewings.org.au/

https://www.facebook.com/LittleWingsAustralia/


*** PLEASE Consider donating a few dollars to this excellent charity, you never know, one day you might need them. Thanks ***

#LittleWings
#NSWRadio&Communication
#Aeromedical
#Transport
Pics and Videos from Little Wings website / facebook site



AWESOME PHOTO

Found this on Facebook, would make a wicked wallpaper for your computer :)


Monday, October 9, 2017

POLAIR 5 FLYOVER

Hello and welcome back... A few pics that i took of Polair 5 that did a few flybys this afternoon. I believe there was a medical evac / transfer at a lookout in Springwood (Blue Mountains).

Awesome chopper = Bell 412



Above


#Polair5
#Police
#Springwood



NO UPDATE FOR BATHURST 1000

Hello and welcome back... just a quick note to say "Sorry"

I decided this year not to update my Bathurst1000 page, reasons being...

1. Just about everything has gone digital and is run by Foxtel

2. Its Bathurst Scan's website thing and i thought i would let him do what he is good at.

3. School holidays and my son just gave me his old laptop which runs windows 10 so Im in the process of transferring everything and learning bloody Windows 10.

So that's it in a nutshell, sorry bout that.


Friday, September 22, 2017

UNIDEN UBC126AT SCANNER FREQUENCY LIST

Hello and welcome back.. Do you own a Uniden UBC126AT?

I have made a frequency list for this scanner. The list makes use of the 500ch analogue capability of this wicked scanner.

The Frequency File on offer is

BANK
1 - Rural Fire inc Aviation & Fireground
2 - Rescue inc Rescue Helicopters & Fire Brigade back chs
3 - Military inc Richmond RAAF
4 - Local Frequency's
5 - Local Airports
6 - Sydney Airport
7 - Aircraft Company's
8 - Blank
9 - Marine
10 - 40 Ch UHF CB

I have left bank 8 blank in-case you want to add your own frequencies.

All up, this Uniden Based file will save hours of your time

Asking price is just $35. Just click on the 'Shout me a Coffee Fund' on the top right corner and in notes please state programming UBC126AT scanner, suburb (for local bank)

In return, an email with full instructions, software & drivers (free from Uniden) and a scanner Master File for your area.

Programming for other scanners inc
UBCD396T
UBCD396XT
UBCD996T
UBCD325P2 (using latest version of Freescan)
Are available HERE 

Many Thanks



#Uniden
#ubc126at
#UBC126AT
#UnidenScanner
#NSWRadio&Communications



 



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

RURAL FIRE PAGE UPDATED

Hello and welcome back... Just a quick message to let you know that the NSW Rural Fire Page has been updated for 2017 Season CLICK HERE TO VIEW

link =  http://scanradionsw.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/nsw-busfire-frequencies.html

Even know the 2017 fire season has started a month early, lets hope its a quiet one.

Stay Safe


Saturday, September 9, 2017

RFS HELICOPTERS - FIREBIRD 200 (Part 3)

Hello and welcome back.. Part 3 of RFS Helicopters

FIREBIRD 200
This chopper was interesting to photograph..

Its a Aerospatiale AS-350B Squirrel (ex NPWS) and has a distinctive Thermal Camera attached at the front on the passenger side skid.

What was interesting about this helicopter was halfway through taking a few photos, a RFS person who seemed to be a tad pissed at me taking photos of this helicopter, asked me not to take photos of the Thermal Camera. I thought he was joking..

He wasn't...

I didn't get to ask why as he walked away talking on his phone.. Interesting



Cockpit View

Stunning Bird

#NSWRFS
#RFS
#NSWRadio&Communication
#Firebird200




RFS HELICOPTERS - HELITACK 201 / 202 (Part 2)

Hello and welcome back... Part 2 looks at Helitack 201 / 202 RFS Helicopters

Both are BK117 Kawasaki Helicopters.

HELITACK 201
I was lucky enough to have one of the pilots show me around this amazing bird, which i was most grateful.

All photos by Michael Bailey


Cockpit view

Enough room to swing a cat

Engine Bay

 Getting ready for take off

In the Air - Possibly the best photo that I've taken.
I Put the shutter speed on 1/60 to slow the blades down and to capture a sharp image.. hard to do when moving.

Normal image giving that frozen blade look.


HELITACK 202

This chopper was over in the distance and is the same type as Helitack 201 - A Kawasaki BK117

A bit Dusty.. cough, cough

Tried the blade effect but not as sharp as the photo above..

Helitack 202 fly over

#NSWRFS
#RFS
NSWRadio&Communication


Friday, September 8, 2017

RURAL FIRE HELICOPTER DISPLAY - PART 1

Hello and welcome back.. Yesterday, I got the chance to go to a display at Winmalee oval (see previous post) in which the Rural Fire of NSW was holding a function for what I thought was a display for the public.

It seems it wasn't.

It was a display for the Commissioner of Rural Fire 'Shane Fitzsimmons' who showed up just before lunch and a few other important people's

Lucky for me, I got there about 10am and was able to have a peek at these amazing machines that will be keeping us safe this summer before things got all serious.

Remote Area Operations truck - this unit allows people on the ground to see Thermal Imaging taken from Helicopter 'Firebird 200' attached camera.


HELICOPTERS ON DISPLAY

FIREBIRD 200
This stunning Helicopter know as Firebird 200 is a Aerospatiale AS-350B Squirrel.

The front passenger skid has a large thermal camera attached so firefighters can see the intensity of the fire from above.



HELITACK 201
RFS helicopter 'Helitack 201' is a Kawasaki BK117.


HELITACK 202
RFS helicopter 'Helitack 201' is also a Kawasaki BK117

A more in-depth  look will follow in parts 2 / 3

All photos by Michael Bailey

#NSWRFS
#RFS
#NSWRadio&Communication
#Firebird200
#Helitack201
#Helitack202


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

FIREFIGHTING HELICOPTERS ON DISPLAY

Hello and welcome back... Have the day off tomorrow?

Head to Summerhays Park, Winmalee (near Springwood) Blue Mountains to watch several Helicopters go through their paces (Sept 7th)

The display will be between  9am - 3.30pm

Read more HERE = https://www.bluemts.com.au/news/international-and-australian-firefighting-authorities-visit-the-blue-mountains/

FREQUENCIES
NPWS Heli    122.8500
NPWS Heli    123.8500
NPWS Heli    124.0500
NPWS Heli    125.4500
NPWS Heli    130.6500
NPWS Heli    134.7000
RFS Heli    119.1000
RFS Heli    128.7000
RFS Heli    123.6500
RFS Heli    132.5500
RFS Heli    118.1500
RFS Heli    124.4500
RFS Heli    130.5500
RFS Heli    133.2000
RFS Heli    124.2500
Air to Air    123.4500
Fire Tac Comms    450.4125

Hope to see you there.



#RFS

#NSWRadio&Communications

Friday, September 1, 2017

HELI-EXPO 2017 - TEXAS (Fly in-Fly out)

Hello and welcome back... For Helicopter Lovers out there.

Fly in and Fly Out from Texas Helicopter Expo 2017.

Go HD and then Full Screen and Play Loud.





INSANE FLYING

This video is amazing... How low is too low?

He might as well land on the highway...

Select 720p then go full screen :)

WESTPAC RESCUE NEW HELICOPTER

Hello and welcome back... Pics of Westpac Rescue New Helicopter (Augusta Westland AW139) in a stunning paintwork design.

Looks better than the plain white Toll Rescue Helicopter me thinks.

FREQUENCIES
Westpac Rescue - 484.9500Mhz
Westpac Base - 474.8625Mhz
Westpac Base - 475.100Mhz




Thank You to the owners of these photos - Found on Facebook




ITS ALL DOWN FROM HERE

Wicked photo showing a Chinook Helicopter in a down facing position at an airshow.

Makes for an impressive photo...


ANTENNA PLACEMENT

Hello and welcome back... Handy chart to gauge the best place to put your antenna on your car. Sometimes, a badly placed antenna can actually make you lose gain.

Some new cars don't leave many spaces to mount an antenna.


Friday, August 25, 2017

HATZOLAH AMBULANCE SERVICE

Hello and welcome back... Hands up if you have ever heard of Hatzolah Ambulance Service...

If your Jewish, then yes you have, but if your not Jewish then probably you have never heard of these guys.

So what is Hatzolah and what do they do?

Hatzolah (Hebrew word for Rescue?) is a volunteer, non government funded Ambulance service.

They have specialist medical training and often can respond to incidents faster than the standard NSW Ambulance Service depending where you live.

They also are there to serve the Jewish community (and their needs) as well as other patients and will often act as a bridge/backup between an incident and Ambulance arrival.

Hatzolah are huge in America, some of their trucks have to be seen (and heard) to be believed.
Lets just say you didn't see or hear them coming with a lights and siren combo that puts the Ghostbusters car to shame...Sorry Ecto-1

Check out those air horns..


They also serve in the U.K and South Africa? and also have stations in Melbourne and Sydney (east).

Here in NSW, Hatzolah communications are surprisingly enough on the GRN (Government Radio Network), surprising because they are not Government funded or have anything to do with the Government.
Hatzolah are fully funded by the Jewish community and have been since 2006.

GRN RADIO ID's
10381     Hatzolah Net 1
10382     Hatzolah Net 2
10383     Hatzolah Net 3
10384     Hatzolah Net 4
10385     Hatzolah Net 5
10386     Hatzolah Net 6
10387     Hatzolah Net 7
10388     Hatzolah Net 8
10389     Hatzolah Net 9
10390     Hatzolah Net 10

LINKS

http://www.hatzolah.com.au/

http://www.ambulance.nsw.gov.au/Media-And-Publications/Latest-News/NSW-Ambulance-Welcomes-Hatzolah-to-its-Volunteer-Family.

check out at 2.40... (Get out of my way)




Personally, I have yet to see or hear Hatzolah in real life but believe they are working the miles around Bondi / Sydney's East.
Then again, i don't get out much :(

A NSW Hatzolah Medical Car.

#Hatzolah
#NSWRadio&Communications

Impressive...



Friday, August 18, 2017

ON THE BUSES

Hello and welcome back... One of my fav things to listen to is STA Buses. Between the accidents, muggings, stabbings, traffic problems, idiot passengers that refuse to get off the bus (yes it happens), drunks, fires, breakdowns.. You name it, it happens on Government Buses.

Best of all, they still transmit in good old analogue so any old scanner can receive them.

Not only that, it gives you a real good insight of what Government bus drivers have to go through on a daily basis, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Some of the other buses in this list (ComfortDelGro Cabcharge) or CDC run digital communications (DMR) and only new scanners inc UBCD436PT, UBCD325P2 (handhelds) and UBCD536-PT (desktop) will be able to decode.
Those with UBCD396XT (me included), best stick to STA Government buses.



FREQUENCIES (nfm)
Metrolink Bus    163.9750   
Airbus Shuttle    164.9250   
Entrance Bus      164.4250  
Entrance Bus      163.2625  
Holroyd Bus       490.8000  
Campsie Bus      168.5950  
Campsie Bus      163.2750  
Marickville Bus    495.000
   
Cabcharge    495.0125   
Cabcharge    464.9750   
Cabcharge    507.0875   
Cabcharge    491.1125  
Cabcharge    450.2000   
Cabcharge    163.4875   
Cabcharge    163.7875   
Cabcharge    474.5000
   
STA Bus    485.6000   
STA Bus    485.9000   
STA Bus    486.2000   
STA Bus    486.1750   
STA Bus    486.5000      
STA Bus    485.7250  
STA Bus    472.4500  
STA Bus    472.8500  
STA Bus    473.3375  
STA Bus    473.7500  
STA Bus    474.1500  
STA Bus    470.3125  
STA Bus    472.5500  
STA Bus    474.0375  
STA Bus    474.7625
STA Greenacre    485.5750    
STA Bondi          485.9250   
STA Various       485.6250  
STA Seaforth     486.2250   
STA Willoughby    471.4875   
STA Various    471.4875   
STA Various    494.5250   
STA Horsley prk    494.3250   
STA Pennant hill    486.4500  
STA Pennant hill    486.4750   
STA Pennant hill    473.4875   
STA Pennant hill    474.0625  
STA Pennant hill    474.7750   
STA Bondi    470.1000   
STA Bondi    471.0000   
STA Greenacre    477.9625   
STA Greenacre    473.5875   
STA Bilgila Plat    471.0500   
STA Seaforth    470.8000

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Some of the things bus drivers deal with including below

Have a good weekend radio lovers :)