Thursday, July 20, 2017

150 YEARS OF TRAIN TRAVEL IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

Hello and welcome back... Train Buffs will love this.

This weekend (Fri 21st - Sun 23rd July 2017) sees the marking of 150 years of Train Travel in the Blue Mountains, NSW and to celebrate the occasion you can...

1 - (Friday) Catch A Steam Train (3642) from Central to Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains (one way only) leaving Central at 10am and arriving Wentworth Falls at 12.20pm. (Update - Sold Out)

2 - (Saturday) Catch a Steam Train (3642) from Penrith to Valley Heights and Return.
Four trips are leaving Penrith - 9.25am, 11.25am, 1.25pm & 3.25pm.
Journey is about 70mins in total.

3 - (Saturday) Catch a 'Red Rattler' (Electric Set F1) from Penrith to Blacktown and return.
Four trips are leaving Penrith - 9.25am, 10.25am, 12.15pm & 2.10pm.
Journey is around 50mins
Special Note - One of the Carriages is the first original train to cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge back in 1932

4 - (Sunday) Catch a Steam Train (3642) from Lawson to Katoomba, (Blue Mountains) and return.
Four trips are leaving Lawson - 10.30am, 11.35am, 1.05pm & 2.25pm.
Journey time is 1 hour.

LINKS

https://www.nswrailmuseum.com.au/bm150  (info and ticket purchase)

http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/4503454/all-steamed-up-blue-mountains-rail-line-marks-150-years/

http://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/150-years-of-trains-in-the-blue-mountains1


*** Please consider shouting me a coffee (see link top right corner).. Any amount big or small is much appreciated and it keeps this site happening :)***

Isn't she Beautiful?

Remember the days?

#Rail150
#BMrail150
#BlueMountains
#SteamTrains
#RedRattler
#3642

WHAT ANTENNA IS THAT? - PART 2

Hello and welcome back... Ever wondered what the different antennas on an Aircraft is?

Wonder no More


WHAT ANTENNA IS THAT?

Hello and welcome back... Ever wondered on a Police Car what each Antenna is for?

Wonder no More.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

SOUTHCARE GETS NEW HELICOPTER FOR CANBERRA

Hello and welcome back... Gone is the Bell 412 chopper and hello to the expanding fleet of AugustaWestland AW139 helicopters owned by Toll group.

While the new helicopter is 40% faster and flies better at night, the new Toll helicopter will serve the ACT and South Coast well.

Just one problem.. Turns out, the new helicopters are about 500 kilograms too heavy to land on existing landing pads at various hospitals (including Canberra & Nepean) and will have to undergo reinforcements.
The new helicopters can also create 17tonnes of downwash. So far, some of the landing pads have already had reinforcements done, some are still waiting with alternate sites to land.

But on the good side, Toll have been doing an excellent job with up to 120 callouts in a week.


*** Please shout me a coffee (see link top right corner).. Any amount big or small is much appreciated and it keeps this site happening :)***
 

COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS TO TAKE OFF FROM ALBION PARK IN OCTOBER

Hello and welcome back... This is good for South Coast Residents.

From as soon as October 2017, Jetgo Aviation will be starting flights to Melbourne and Brisbane from South Coast airport 'Albion Park'

It will take just 1 hour and 15mins to Melbourne while Brisbane will take 1 hour and 35mins.

Jetgo are the only airline at the moment to take up the offer.



Friday, July 7, 2017

AVIATION ENTHUSIAST DOWNLOAD

Hello and welcome back... Airband Lovers rejoice.

I have just finished my Aviation Enthusiasts Frequency File.

Whats the Aviation Enthusiasts Frequency File i hear you ask?

Its a file that contains radio frequencies for most NSW Airports, and Air Company users.

This file also covers Military bases, Air Rescue & Bushfire Aviation

The Sydney Airport file covers Company channels as well.

This list is comprehensive and has taken many months of work and is up to date.

Information is from actual Aviation / Airfield charts from CASA (dated 2017) and ACMA

DETAILED LIST (whats in the file)

BANK
1. Air Rescue inc Westpac Rescue, Careflight & Distress Frequencies
2. Bushfire Aviation (inc NPWS & RFS)
3. Sydney Airport (inc Brisbane / Melbourne Centre, Air Companys inc Qantas, REX & Virgin)
4. Military (inc Richmond, Williamtown, Holsworthy, Fairbairn (Canberra), Nowra & More)
5. Local Airports inc =
Albury
Armidale
Ballina
Bankstown
Bathurst
Bourke
Canberra
Camden
Cessnock
Coffs Harbour
Cobar
Cooma
Corowa
Cowra
Dubbo
Deniliquin
Inverell
Goulburn
Kempsey
Grafton
Griffith
Lismore
Maitland
Merimbula
Moree
Moruya
Mudgee
Newcastle
Nowra
Narrabri
Orange
Parkes
Port Macquarie
Tamworth
Taree
Temora
Wagga Wagga
Wollongong (Illawarra)
Walgett

(most airports are lock out mode, when opening the file just untick the airport you are interested in. other wise the file would scan just about every Airport in NSW and would take a while)

The file is in Freescan file format (suits Uniden UBCD396T/XT and 996T/XLT).

Other scanner users can copy and paste the frequencies from this file to their own software if needed

The asking Price is just $20 and can be done by pressing the 'Shout me a Coffee Fund' on the top right corner of this site.
Let me know in the notes section that the payment is for 'Aviation Master file' and please send me a quick email so i can email you back :)
Email me at  - michael-bailey1708@hotmail.com

In return i will email you the master file and detailed instructions on how to program your radio.

Please give 24hrs to receive the file.

HINT = Use with Flightradar24 website (Click Here) and you can not only listen to the aircraft but Watch as well...



*Disclaimer - The file on offer is for Aircraft / Aviation enthusiasts and not to be used for illegal activity.
No responsibility will be taken by this site (Michael Bailey) for people doing stupid things with the information on offer.

#AircraftFrequencies
#NSWairports
#RadioFrequencies
#AirportFrequencies
#NSWairportfrequencies
#Aviation



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

AIRCRAFT SIZE

Hello and welcome back... Interesting chart to gauge aircraft size.


AVIATION ALPHABET

Don't know if i have posted this before, if not here is a Pilots/Aviation Lingo


WANT IN BACKYARD

So want this in my backyard... Wonder if the neighbours would mind..



OUCH

Imagine your our walking the dog and a thunderstorm is approaching.. You stop for a rest then BAM.


EXCELLENT IDEA

Hello and welcome back... Found this on the net, excellent idea if you have multiple radios, limited space and an old computer...


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SYDNEY (KINGSFORD SMITH) AIRPORT UPDATE

Hello and welcome back... Just a quick post to let you know that Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport page has been updated... CLICK HERE

Various additions including CTAF and Radar frequencies for North (Williamtown), West (Katoomba) and South (Wollongong).
Also updates to Sydney Air HF (shortwave) frequencies.
Plane spotting video added.
Cheers

 LINKS

http://scanradionsw.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/sydney-airport.html



Friday, June 23, 2017

TRIKING AROUND AUSTRALIA FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Hello and welcome back... Got a chance to catch up with Rob Eade, a Vietnam Veteran, his faithful companion 'Ginge' and a wicked looking trike.

Rob Eade is on a quest... To commemorate fallen Australian war veterans around Australia on a wicked looking 3 wheeled trike.

Starting in W.A, Rob is placing a flag at the birthplace of everyone who has lost their lives through the Vietnam War and further on. Placing almost 600 flags around Australia is no mean feat so joining him on his journey is his faithful companion - a red healer named Ginger (aka 'Bitch') (pic below)


Rob Eade's trip is self funded, he sold everything he owned after being inspired by an 21yo American veteran Mike Ehredt who ran (yes ran) across the USA placing flags to honour fallen soldiers.

The trike is custom made and is fitted out with a 80ch UHF CB Radio for comms and a GPS.

Rob is currently headed up the North Coast of NSW, so if you see him out and about, stop and say 'HI'

Also if you can fit him out with a night's accommodation, give him a shout through the links below. I know he will greatly appreciate it. Must be Puppy Friendly as where his dog sleeps is where Rob sleeps even if its in a horse stable as has happened in the past. (Rob is currently in the Grafton area)







LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/Remembrance-Ride-OZ-213857365663681/


RIDE SAFE ROB

#RobEade
#RemembranceRideOz



LISTEN TO JUPITER

Hello and welcome back.. Interesting story.

Nothing to listen to on your scanner lately? Why not try to listen to the Planet Jupiter, playing all the hot hits...Well, Ok, not hot hits but you can listen to it.

Using a SDR setup (computer) and tuning into 22119khz (22.119mhz), the user of the video below was using a large Ukrainian Telescope installation consisting of an array of 2040 dipoles. While this is super effective you can still pick up the signal just using a standard dipole tuned to 20mhz.

The planet Jupiter is know to emit bursts of noise via natural 'radio lasers' powered partly by the planets moons. When Jupiter is high in the sky and the Earth passes through one of these radio lasers, the noise bursts can be received on Earth quiet easily with an appropriate antenna.

Give it a Go



LINKS

https://radiojove.gsfc.nasa.gov/telescope/rj_receivers.htm (make your own receiver)

https://radiojove.gsfc.nasa.gov/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_T-shaped_Radio_telescope,_second_modification

http://www.sdrplay.com/

*** Shout me a coffee (see link top right corner).. Any amount big or small is much appreciated and it keeps this site happening :)***

#Jupiter
#SDR


INTERESTING LIGHTNING

Hello and welcome back... Nice pic of lightning (enemy of radio enthusiasts) found on Facebook.

Looks like the lightning is going from ground up...



Credit to Max Olson, the photographer who took these amazing shots.



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

HOSPITALS

Hello and welcome back... Update on Radio Reference website this week

124.1500  NETS Westmead
463.5000  Childrens Hospital
463.7750  Liverpool Hospital
469.4750  Childrens Hospital
470.2750  Nepean Hospital Security (confirmed)
470.6000  Nepean Hospital
485.8500  Bankstown Hospital
487.1750  Children Hospital
487.2000  Westmead Hospital
488.9000  Westmead Hospital
488.9500  Westmead Hospital
489.9000  Westmead Hospital

The problem with the list above is that its old, with some of the frequencies above no longer in use... Also some are paging frequencies and some are point to point links (data links)

So i spent half a day searching for current frequencies and came up with the list below, also i have left out Data links and paging frequencies.
Some hospitals in NSW are connected to GRN (to talk to rescue helicopters), some even have their own Air Frequency assigned to them.. Interesting.

FREQUENCIES

St George - 412.700
                 - 120.250 (AM mode)

St George Private - 509.8125

Calvary Public - 412.600 (Canberra)
                         - 412.875

Manly - 422.675

Forensic Hospital - 487.950 (Malabar)
                             - 509.850
                             - 509.8875

Norwest Private - 492.4125

Mona Vale - 467.5625 (Ryde)
                  - 120.250 (AM mode)

Wollongong Private - 462.975

Bowral - 494.950

Waratah Private - 509.825 (Hurstville)

James Fletcher - 415.200 (Newcastle)

RPA - 412.5375 (Camperdown)
        - 412.875

Cumberland - 469.700 (30th June 2017 - Surrender licence)
                     - 469.650 (30th June 2017 - Surrender licence)

St Vincents - 464.0375
                   - 466.025
                   - 465.3375

Milton / Ulladulla - 119.650 (AM mode)

Lismore - 120.450 (AM mode)

Dubbo - 488.275

Orange - 469.725

Morriset - 467.6375

Port Macquarie - 467.450
                          - 467.800

Albury / Wodonga - 160.300

Sydney Adventist - 487.250 (Wahroonga)
                              - 151.2375
                              - 480.650
                              - 486.375
                              - 486.8125

Auburn - 507.8375

Canterbury - 412.700

Port Kembla - 467.800 (Warrawang)

Gosford - 410.675

Royal North Shore - 119.650 (AM mode)

Westmead - 412.975
                 - 470.175
                 - 412.700

Westmead Childrens - 124.150 (AM mode)

Wollongong - 484.825
                    - 415.5375
                    - 415.4875
                    - 426.025
                   - 412.625

Katoomba - 413.100

Bankstown - 412.675

Mt Druitt - 413.075

Blacktown - 414.900

Nepean - 470.275

Coffs Harbour - 120.050 (AM mode)
                        - 470.625

Tamworth - 467.750
                 - 168.4125

Inverell - 168.4125

Glen Innes - 168.4125

Guyra - 168.4125

Narrabri - 168.4125

Moree - 168.4125

Manning Base - 472.475 (Taree)

Gloucester - 472.475

*** Shout me a coffee (see link top right corner).. Any amount big or small is much appreciated and it keeps this site happening :)***

*** Update - as mentioned in comments, most 410 - 415mhz frequencies are DMR, I'm still trying to work out how to program 396xt for DMR.. Any Help, much Appreciated..**************

#NSWHospitals
#hospitals




Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CLYDE GM 4202 DIESEL TRIP TO ORANGE NSW

Hello and welcome back... Mark your calendars for this.

On Saturday July 1st 2017, a special trip will take place with a Clyde GM 4202 Diesel at the helm headed to Orange NSW. (pic below)


This magnificent beast of a train (I call them a Bull Nose Diesel) will leave Central Station at 7.25am.

Timetable (good to get photos)
Outbound Trip:
Sydney — dep 7.25am
Strathfield — 7.40am
Parramatta — 7.55am
Penrith — 8.20am
Springwood — 8.50am
Lithgow — 10.15am
Orange — arr 12.55pm
Return Trip:
Orange — dep 2.55pm
Lithgow — 5.45pm
Springwood — 7.20pm
Penrith — 7.45pm
Parramatta — 8.25pm
Strathfield — 8.40pm
Sydney — 8.55pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS CLICK HERE


I have a huge soft spot for these Diesels.
I used to live in Campbelltown NSW in the late 80s / early 90s, and used to catch this very engine for a 2 stop (Liverpool, Strathfield) trip to Central.
Having this huge engine up front is an experience in itself, the sheer raw power is amazing.
I remember we used to fly through Minto station in 3 seconds flat.
Having a father who worked on the railways, i once got to walk through the walkways between the 2 main engines inside this beast, my hair was literately standing on end
Love those days...



*** Please consider shouting me a coffee (see link top right corner).. Any amount big or small is much appreciated and it keeps this site happening :)***




NICE PHOTO - POLAIR 4

Found on Facebook, nice photo of Polair 4 helicopter (make a nice computer wallpaper)


NEW FREQUENCIES (Military - Williamtown)

Hello and welcome back

New Frequencies from Radio Reference for Williamtown RAAF

All Frequencies are in FM

394.500
394.600
394.800
395.050
All frequencies go under - Air Command HQ - Exercise Only

Saturday, May 27, 2017

HOW LOW?


TURN YOUR GUTTER INTO A SHORTWAVE ANTENNA

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

I thought this was a joke when i first heard of it, turning your rain gutter around your home into a shortwave antenna...

But its not and... It works

I decided to give it a go, and was surprised just how much of a signal i got.

This idea would be perfect for people in rentals, unit blocks or just want a stealth antenna without the normal antenna's gaining unwanted attention.

All you need is a downpipe close by (the shorter the wire run, the better) and screw in a wire attachment / lug (see photos below), then connect to your shortwave antenna and watch your radio come alive... give it a go.

THE IDEA (from facebook post)



MY SETUP (using a metal elbow pushed into a wall bracket)


SIGNAL BEFORE (a very weak signal - even with the retractable antenna fully extended)


SIGNAL AFTER (attached to the gutter - signal excellent)

OVERALL AN EXCELLENT RESULT...

#gutterantenna
#gutter

*** Please consider shouting me a coffee (see link top right corner).. Any amount big or small is much appreciated and it keeps this site happening :)***




Thursday, May 25, 2017

ROSTERED ON

Hello and welcome back... Found this interesting.

O.K so its not radio related but its related to retail which sometimes sells radios??

Rostered On is a Youtube Video series about working in retail. Its very cleverly done, from scraps with management, co-workers and problem customers.

For me personally, i spent 20 years working in retail. From Bing Lee to Retravision, Betta Electrical, JB Hi Fi to Harvey Norma... Many mind bending hours spent listening to customers, putting up with management (some good, some bad) and playing with new toys.

This video series is bang on... Picture This - Many times your standing there in work uniform, with logo on the front, and the customer will ask 'Do you Work Here?'... Classic


ROSTERED ON - EPISODE 1 (Pilot)



LINKS

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUM1AsAAWk3oZzdmRvc2Ybw Watch the rest of the series here

VIDEO DESCRIPTION
“Rostered On" is an independent Australian comedy show based around the day to day struggles of working for a faceless retail corporation known as “Electroworld”.

Shaun (Paul Moore, Winners and Losers, 7 network) hasn’t quite figured out what he wants to do in life. Instead, he has found himself on the wrong side of 30, working in a job he hates, dealing with painful customers, cliché co-workers, and taking orders from the ignorant.

Shot over two days, on a shoe string budget, this truly was a labor of love for the cast and crew, and we look forward to announcing details about the first season as it develops. Stay tuned!

Keep up to date with whats happening on Facebook. facebook.com/rosteredon

Produced by Robot Army

#RosteredOn



Friday, May 19, 2017

NEW FREQUENCIES

Some new frequencies found on Radio Reference site (love when new stuff shows up)

NEW FREQUENCIES

Buses
163.9750  METRO-LINK BUSES      FMN      Transportation
164.5625  LIVERPOOL BUSES      FMN      Transportation
488.5500  BUSWAYS BLACKTOWN      FMN      Transportation
490.8000  HOLROYD BUSES      FMN      Transportation
494.6000  BUSABOUT LIVERPOOL      FMN      Transportation
505.4250  HORSLEY PARK 1 TX      FMN      Transportation
505.7875  PARRAMATTA 1 TX      FMN      Transportation
515.4250  HORSLEY PARK 1 RX      FMN      Transportation
515.7875  PARRAMATTA 1 RX      FMN      Transportation

Airservices Australia
3.4624   Bourke 3.4624      AM      Aircraft
3.4684   Bourke 3.4684      AM      Aircraft
5.6444   Bourke 5.6444      AM      Aircraft
6.5664   Bourke 6.5664      AM      Aircraft
8.8234   Bourke 8.8234      AM      Aircraft
8.8684   Bourke 8.8684      AM      Aircraft
13.2624  Bourke 13.2624      AM      Aircraft
17.9054  Bourke 17.9054      AM      Aircraft

Many thanks to RadioRefernce.com

RAILWAY DIGEST MAGAZINE (MAY 2017)

Hello and welcome back... Something for the weekend .

Railway Digest Magazine (May 2017) for all you Railway Enthusiasts.. This is an Australian magazine and this will be the only issue i will post as you can pick it up at newsagents and it helps support this great magazine.

READ / DOWNLOAD HERE

LINKS

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0MI8-exg4xDa1Bod0ZoazI0THM/view?usp=sharing

http://www.arhsnsw.com.au/rdigest.htm



*** Please consider shouting me a coffee (see link top right corner).. Any amount big or small is much appreciated and it keeps this site happening :)***

#NSWRadio&Communications
 

MOBILE ONE ANTENNAS TAKEOVER

Hello and welcome back... As of April 1st, 2017 Australian Antenna manufacturer Mobile One has been sold to Rojone PTY LTD.

While i was sad to hear of this (Mobile One has been going since the 70s), Rojone is an excellent company and their knowledge of antennas and other goodies is second to none.

You only have to look at the range on offer at Rojone's website to see that Mobile One is in good hands.

Farewell Mobile One, you have kept me listening to my radios for 30 years...

Read more HERE


LINKS

http://www.rojone.com.au/

http://www.rojone.com.au/category/a-antennas/ More Antenna's than you can poke a stick at...

Rojone PTY LTD is located at =  
Address: 44 Aero Road, Ingleburn NSW 2565
Sydney  AUSTRALIA

#MobileOne
#Rojone

NICE PHOTO

Found on facebook... Stunning photo (Make a great wallpaper (computer)
credit to the photographer...


Monday, May 15, 2017

NEW RADIO FOR YAESU - FT-70DR

Hello and welcome back... Interesting new radio due for release end July 2017..

This beast is a cross Analogue / Digital / Airband radio covering 108Hz to 579.995MHz continuous coverage.

DIGITAL C4FM and FM analog 2m/70cm deluxe dual-band 5W handheld with wide-band receive.

5W of RF output across the 2m and 70cm amateur bands.

Sells for about $269 from Andrews Communications... Wicked

CHECK OUT MORE HERE

Frequency Ranges:
  • RX 
    • 108 - 137 MHz (Air Band)
    • 137 - 174 MHz (144 MHz HAM)
    • 174 - 222 MHz (VHF1)
    • 222 - 420 MHz (VHF2)
    • 420 - 470 MHz (430 MHz HAM)
    • 470 - 579.995 MHz (UHF band)

  • TX
    • 144 - 148 MHz
    • 430 - 450 MHz
Circuit Type: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne
Modulation Type: F2D, F3E, F7W
RF Power Output: 5W/ 2W/ 0.5W (@7.4 V or EXT DC)
AF Audio Output: 700 mW (@16 ohms 10 % THD: Internal speaker)
Case Size (W x H x D): 2.36” x 3.86” x 1.3” (60 x 98 x 33 mm) w/o Knob and Antenna
Weight (Approx.): 8.99 oz (255 g) with SBR-24LI and Antenna
Warranty: 3 Years

#Yaesu
#NSWRadio&Communications

 

Friday, May 5, 2017

CQ AMATEUR RADIO MAGAZINE - MAY 2017

Hello and welcome back... Something for the weekend - May Edition of CQ Amateur Radio Magazine (U.S) in PDF format...

Download Here = https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0MI8-exg4xDQXM5UkJmYnJ5WDA/view?usp=sharing

*** Hey Guys, Please don't forget to shout me a coffee (see link top right corner).. Any amount big or small is much appreciated and it keeps this site happening :)***



QST MAGAZINE APRIL 2017

Hello and welcome back... Something for the weekend - April edition of QST Magazine (U.S) 2017

Download Here = https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0MI8-exg4xDQVBBYmRRTDFlZmc/view?usp=sharing

Enjoy..

*** Hey Guys, Please don't forget to shout me a coffee (see link top right corner).. Any amount big or small is much appreciated and it keeps this site happening :)***

RADCOM MAGAZINE MAY 2017

Hello and welcome back... Something for the weekend - May Edition of Radcom Magazine (U.K) in PDF format...

Download Here = https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0MI8-exg4xDd3BBRW5mVkY3SFk/view?usp=sharing

Bear with me, i'm trying Google drive instead of Dropbox (more space)... Also i have put a new link to all available magazines to download on the top right corner of the site...let me know if you have any problems :)

*** Hey Guys, Please don't forget to shout me a coffee (see link top right corner).. Any amount big or small is much appreciated and it keeps this site happening :)***

Thursday, May 4, 2017

WINGS OVER ILLAWARRA ON THIS WEEKEND

Hello and welcome back... Aviation Enthusiasts rejoice..

This weekend (Sat 6th - Sun 7th) is set to be amazing with the Wings over Illawarra Airshow set to take place.

Weather is predicted to be excellent with Saturday the top pick with a temp of 25deg (21 on Sun)

This year will see a WW2 Focke Wolf  FW-190 (see below) in action..


FREQUENCIES

Sydney Centre - 124.550 (circuit area)
CTAF (UNICOM) - 127.300
Airshow Frequency - 127.900 (2016)
Air to Air - 123.450 (chat ch)
Ground - 120.850 
 
FRIDAY WARM UP (Test Flights)
12.00 - 1600

SATURDAY  FLYING PROGRAM
Saturday Flying Program
10:30
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Red Berets Parachute Display & Flag Drop
  • RAAF Roulettes Formation Aerobatic Team
  • de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou
11:30
  • Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune
  • RAAF F/A-18 Hornets Arrival
  • RAN AS35BA Squirrel Pairs Display Team
  • WWI Fokker DR1 and R.A.F SE5a
  • CAC CA-18 Mk21 Mustang
12:30
  • Supermarine Spitfire
  • Paul Bennet in the Wolf Pitts Pro
  • Boeing Stearman
  • AOPA Freedom To Fly Formation Aerobatics Team
  • Nigel Arnot in the Sukhoi 26MX
13:30
  • North American T-6 Harvard
  • CAC CA-3 Wirraway
  • North American T-28 Trojan
  • Russian Roolettes Formation Team
14:30
  • Focke Wulf FW-190
  • Fox Glider Aerobatic Display
  • BAC Jet Provost T5A
  • Steadfast Yakovlev Yak 3U
  • Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
  • Matt Hall in the Extra 300L
15:30
  • Learjet 35 Formation Display
  • MH-60R Seahawk Romeo
  • Sky Aces Formation Aerobatics Display Team
  • Marchetti S211
  • L-39C Albatros
16:30
  • CAC CA-27 Mk32 Sabre
  • RAAF F/A-18 Hornets with "Wall of Fire"

SUNDAY FLYING PROGRAM

Sunday Flying Program
10:30
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Red Berets Parachute Display & Flag Drop
  • RAAF Roulettes Formation Aerobatic Team
  • de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou
11:30
  • Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune
  • RAAF C-130J Hercules
  • RAN AS35BA Squirrel Pairs Display Team
  • WWI Fokker DR1 and R.A.F SE5a
  • CAC CA-18 Mk21 Mustang
12:30
  • Supermarine Spitfire
  • Paul Bennet in the Wolf Pitts Pro
  • Boeing Stearman
  • AOPA Freedom To Fly Formation Aerobatics Team
  • Nigel Arnot in the Sukhoi 26MX
13:30
  • North American T-6 Harvard
  • CAC CA-3 Wirraway
  • North American T-28 Trojan
  • Russian Roolettes Formation Team 
14:30
  • Focke Wulf FW-190
  • Fox Glider Aerobatic Display
  • BAC Jet Provost T5A
  • Steadfast Yakovlev Yak 3U
  • Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
  • Matt Hall in the Extra 300L
15:30
  • Learjet 35 Formation Display
  • MH-60R Seahawk Romeo
  • Sky Aces Formation Aerobatics Display Team
  • Marchetti S211
  • L-39C Albatros
16:30
  • RAAF C-17A Globemaster III
  • CAC CA-27 Mk32 Sabre with "Wall of Fire"

LINKS

https://www.wingsoverillawarra.com.au/

https://www.wingsoverillawarra.com.au/page/flying-program  (Flying Program)

https://twitter.com/Wings_Illawarra  (updates)


VIDEOS (2016)










EVENT MAP

#WingsOverIllawarra
#NSWRadio&Communications

*** Hey Guys, Please don't forget to shout me a coffee (see link top right corner).. Any amount big or small is much appreciated and it keeps this site happening :)***




AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TO BUILD SYDNEY AIRPORT

Hello and welcome back.. In news this week..

The new Western Sydney Airport will be built by the Australian Government after Sydney Airport knocked back the chance to build and operate the new airport at Badgery's Creek, NSW.



LINKS (more info)

https://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-05-02/turnbull-government-build-western-sydney-airport

http://westernsydneyairport.gov.au/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-02/federal-government-will-build-second-sydney-airport-at-badgerys/8488616




Thursday, April 27, 2017

LILIUM JET AIR TAXIS TAKE FLIGHT

Hello and welcome back... This looks interesting.

Remember the flying cars in the 80s movie 'Back to the Future', well.. Its about to become a reality.



In Germany, 4 engineers have successfully taken flight of their concept car. Built by the company 'Lilium', The jet concept car can fly at 300kmph, has a 300km range and is all electric.

Watch the maiden flight below


LINKS

https://lilium.com/

https://www.facebook.com/LiliumAviation




*** Hey Guys, Please don't forget to shout me a coffee (see link top right corner).. Any amount big or small is much appreciated and it keeps this site happening :)***

Hope i live long enough to see this in real life, the future looks exciting :)

#Lilium
#NSWRadio&Communications



NEW RADIO FOR TECSUN - S-8800

Hello and welcome back... Due for release shortly (if not already)

Tecsun radios has a new radio due for release (website showing 10 in stock) and it looks impressive.



AM Radio DXing enthusiasts will love this radio, as this radio is designed for maximum performance on AM band.
The S-8800 also has FM, LW  and SW (inc USB & LSB) and sports lithium-ion batteries that are supplied with the radio.
A remote is also supplied.

SPECS
FM - 76-108mhz
AM - 520 - 1710khz
SW - 1711 - 29999khz (29.9mhz)
LW - 100 - 519khz

Wish i had the money, would love to add this to my collection :)

Read more HERE





LINKS

https://www.tecsunradios.com.au/store/product/tecsun-s-8800-high-performance-amfm-radio/

https://www.tecsunradios.com.au/store/

*** Please, Don't forget to shout me a coffee (see link top right corner).. Any amount big or small is much appreciated and it keeps this site happening :)***

#Tecsun
#NSWRadio&Communications





Monday, April 17, 2017

SHARKWATCH ACTIVE OVER EASTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Hello and welcome back...If you live near the coast of NSW, keep an eye out for these guys..

HELICOPTER surveillance will return to Hunter beaches from Saturday to offer an extra layer of vigilance during the Easter school holidays, the NSW government has announced.





There will be helicopter survillance of NSW beaches every day of the school holidays, from 8 April to 25 April.
NSW Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair said aerial surveillance provides extra reassurance and can help reduce the risk of shark attacks.
“Over the summer our shark spies were very effective at spotting any potential dangers and on 78 occasions, assisted local authorities and NSW Police to evacuate the water," Mr Blair said.


LINKS

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4583795/shark-patrols-return-for-break/

https://www.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/news/shark-surveillance-ramps-up-for-school-holidays/



NEW CHOPPER FOR WESTPAC RESCUE

Some photos of the new helicopter (Augusta Westland) for Westpac Rescue and the awesome new paintwork...




Thank you to the original owner of these photos... Found on Facebook

AWESOME PAINTWORK

Found this on the net, Love the Paintwork... (make a nice computer wallpaper :))