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by roland985
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: How to program VHF frequencies on the BF-888S
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: How to program VHF frequencies on the BF-888S

You should still receive fine over the rubber ducky antenna. Antenna matching really only works for tx.
by roland985
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: New YPPH LiveATC build
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Re: New YPPH LiveATC build

How's progress?
by roland985
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: DFES digital
Replies: 53
Views: 12217

Re: DFES digital

If you want to hear what it's like in SA, here is an audio feed to them: https://m.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/21928 They have a P25 system. It sounds awful compared to our analog system. Have a listen. In marginal areas they break up in a very inaudible way, whereas with analogue, we've been able ...
by roland985
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: Guide to decoding POCSAG on Linux
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Guide to decoding POCSAG on Linux

Or you can just use an FM radio station...

Mine still drifts due to temperature. It's time to get a proper SDR reciever.
by roland985
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IRC chat dead?
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Re: IRC chat dead?

+1 on Zello, sadly it's a closed-source application - I'd like to see it become a bit more open for most uses.
by roland985
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: DFES digital
Replies: 53
Views: 12217

Re: DFES digital

No, they have something else - The APX-8000s are a good bit of kit. But extremely expensive.
by roland985
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: DFES digital
Replies: 53
Views: 12217

Re: DFES digital

I have seen, felt, and even played with the radios in question. They are not going to replace the current radios we have, they are for specialist and complex firefighting operations in specific circumstances. That is all I am willing to talk about on a public forum.
by roland985
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: DFES moving away from radio?
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: DFES moving away from radio?

I certainly can't see the 6AR/IP net going down any time soon, even for CFRS. It's a low tech network - it works, it's more reliable than most digital services/systems. CFRS and VFRS may switch to other options for routine messages and status updates, but at the end of the day, most of the "interest...
by roland985
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Baofeng DM-1701 first impressions
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: Baofeng DM-1701 first impressions

Once CHIRP supports it, I'll be picking one up. Is there any way to lock out the transmit function on this? I tend to shy away from questionably legal radios unless I can either find a way to lock out the VFO or disable/desolder the TX amp IC.
by roland985
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: Guide to decoding POCSAG on Linux
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Guide to decoding POCSAG on Linux

Works for me. Thanks!
by roland985
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rottnest Light Tanker 2
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: Rottnest Light Tanker 2

Hi, they were most likely using Vertex Standard VX870 WAERN handhelds.

We use Yellow heatshrink to indicate VHF models, and white heatshrink to indicate UHF models.
by roland985
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blackspots force Vic firies to suspend parts of Telstra radio network
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: Blackspots force Vic firies to suspend parts of Telstra radio network

Unless there is a tactical requirement for Digital + Encryption, I feel a lot safer using analogue radios - they work, and they have better fringe coverage than digital ever will.
by roland985
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: Digital Decoder software
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Digital Decoder software

Unless you were decoding FSK based data like rtty, or stuff like POCSAG, you would need to use the discriminator output on your scanner to get the best chances of decoding anything. I only really know of fldigi, minimodem, and Digital Radio Mondiale software.
by roland985
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: Public Transport Frequencies and Links
Replies: 120
Views: 47055

Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

I found a cheap baofeng uv-5r would that be okay ? I would say that it's not advised to own one from a legal standpoint without a license. But many, many people DO own them without a license, and not much happens to them enforcement wise if they just use them as receivers with the transmit capabili...
by roland985
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: Uniden SDS100
Replies: 6
Views: 1787

Re: Uniden SDS100

Kinda crummy they make you pay for these options: :(
MotoTRBO Capacity + and Connect +**
DMR Tier III**
Hytera XPT**
Single-Channel DMR**
NXDN 4800 and 9600**
EDACS ProVoice**
Better off getting a hackRF and a raspberry pi and making a rugged receiver out of that.