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by roland985
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rottnest Light Tanker 2
Replies: 1
Views: 389

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: 261

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: 494

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: 45056

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: 1464

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.
by roland985
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Industry
Topic: News: Years After Sept. 11, Critical Incidents Still Overload Emergency Radios
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Re: News: Years After Sept. 11, Critical Incidents Still Overload Emergency Radios

Interesting.

Too many users on analog repeaters and simplex causes problems, but once everyone shuts up they instantly recover.

This is why I support the use of analog radio for regular comms, and having MDTs and mobiles on emergency spectrum for sensitive information.
by roland985
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New software version
Replies: 2
Views: 2650

Re: New software version

PHPBB forgot my login :(

Other than that, everything seems stable.
by roland985
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Scanning
Topic: Perth Tetra,NXDN
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Perth Tetra,NXDN

Nice, I've picked up a cheap Baofeng DM-5R as DMR scanner.
by roland985
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Scanning
Topic: Weather satellites
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Re: Weather satellites

I got some scratchy images a a while ago with an RTL-SDR with a 2.4Ghz wifi Yagi antenna.
by roland985
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: Painting ants
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: Painting ants

Painting ants usually just pisses them off. It also leaves a hell of a mess

In all seriousness though, I've had luck with painting my vehicle's UHF antennas using fiddly bits black gloss spray paint. I now have black antennas, not shiny stainless steel antennas.
by roland985
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Going Straight to Standard. How can I brush up on my knowledge before jumping into a course?
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Going Straight to Standard. How can I brush up on my knowledge before jumping into a course?

After discussions with people at the SES Comms Support Unit, I've decided to skip foundation and go straight for a standard license. I'm bored with just listening to Amateur comms or using 27Mhz SSB/477Mhz UHFCB and want to start getting involved with the fun stuff that amateur radio gives us. After...
by roland985
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: WA firefighters' emergency speed cap
Replies: 10
Views: 3921

Re: WA firefighters' emergency speed cap

Whilst I won't go into detail, DFES can see speeds and certain actions taken by vehicles fitted with certain equipment. This makes the crew accountable for breaking policy and regulations. Given the fact that DFES have done a press release and it's been covered by news outlets, I think it's safe to...
by roland985
Fri May 19, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: PTA going to digital LTE
Replies: 14
Views: 2053

Re: PTA going to digital LTE

heres hoping they fail with that otherwise im out of content to listen too DFES voice will remain analogue for the the next 20 years. There are significant barriers to digitisation of voice comms for the fire and SES comms. There is now a significant amount of data being sent from each vehicle eith...
by roland985
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: WA SES VHF Channels
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

Re: WA SES VHF Channels

Yeah. There will be less SES repeaters, which is good, as most COMCEN traffic will be over 6IP on the traditional VHF networks.