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by roland985
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: Uniden SDS100
Replies: 1
Views: 131

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: 104

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: 1
Views: 970

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: 287

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: 213

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: 174

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: 347

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: 3281

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: 4
Views: 1226

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: 1183

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.
by roland985
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: PTA going to digital LTE
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Re: PTA going to digital LTE

:lol: They'll be waiting longer than 2020. Digital comms are hopeless once the system gets complex.
by roland985
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: CB Radio
Topic: ACMA changes to CB - propsal to allow repeater linking
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Re: ACMA changes to CB - propsal to allow repeater linking

It would be awesome to have long range CBRS comms in the country.
by roland985
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Industry
Topic: News: Govt quashes dedicated public safety mobile proposal
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: News: Govt quashes dedicated public safety mobile propos

Looks like we'll end up being on Land Mobile Radio for a lot longer as a result of this, as existing infrastructure does not work everywhere that WAERN/WAPOLRAD/ whatever else the other states are using do.

I don't mind that prospect at all.
by roland985
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: News: Melb man arrested for fake transmissions to pilots
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Re: News: Melb man arrested for fake transmissions to pilots

It's thanks to these horrible idiots, that radio tinkerers, enthusiasts, and amateurs will remain forever under suspicion by members of the public.