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by Broadsword
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Documentary: "Motorway Group 1979 Traffic Policing"
Replies: 1
Views: 2245

Re: Documentary: "Motorway Group 1979 Traffic Policing"

That is one bleak stretch of motorway. Been up and down it many times. Interesting video....thanks for posting Gavin.
by Broadsword
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: BOM Radiosonde
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: BOM Radiosonde

Well done!

How did you get it down? 😮
by Broadsword
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: CB Radio
Topic: UHF CB and or Zello - Trying to generate some activity
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: UHF CB and or Zello - Trying to generate some activity

I tried to hit it from Freo but had no joy.

I’d be interested to know how you go on your travels.

Thanks 👍
by Broadsword
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: CB Radio
Topic: UHF CB and or Zello - Trying to generate some activity
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: UHF CB and or Zello - Trying to generate some activity

Only problem is the PMR446 nets are usually within smaller towns, but here in WA, it's vaaaaaaaast lands. It'd still be neat to try something like that though. Hi JhG123! The nets do occur in the smaller towns but also do well over wider areas too. Particularly of course given the easier access to ...
by Broadsword
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: CB Radio
Topic: UHF CB and or Zello - Trying to generate some activity
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: UHF CB and or Zello - Trying to generate some activity

Hi Yorky!

Thanks for your input.......all true and valid points.

I just think its a shame when you can see how well PMR446 is used in other countries.

I do like Zello for the reasons you state and there are some decent channels available on there.

Cheers.
by Broadsword
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: CB Radio
Topic: UHF CB and or Zello - Trying to generate some activity
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

UHF CB and or Zello - Trying to generate some activity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmEMGh4RZ1U&ab_channel=RingwayManchester This is an interesting example of what can be achieved with a few like minds and a bit of advertising on social media etc. A great PMR446 net in the UK that is held every Sunday at 8pm in the Manchester/North West area. Oth...
by Broadsword
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: RAAF Noteworthy Movements
Replies: 128
Views: 46647

Re: RAAF Noteworthy Movements

A RAAF Herc is back in town. Doing the usual big loops down into Cockburn Sound then back up to Quinns Rocks and repeat. No doubt doing training runs for parachute drops over the next couple of days. Only saw it visually, didn’t have a radio with me but Flight Aware shows it with callsign TROJ07. Co...
by Broadsword
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: BOM Radiosonde
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: BOM Radiosonde

Nice work! Thanks for the info 👍
by Broadsword
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: General Scanning
Topic: Anyone want to go Radiosonde hunting?
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: Anyone want to go Radiosonde hunting?

Cheers for that macca

Its certainly an interesting area of the radio hobby.

Good luck upgrading your gear.
by Broadsword
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: General Scanning
Topic: Anyone want to go Radiosonde hunting?
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: Anyone want to go Radiosonde hunting?

Thanks for posting this info. It wasn't something I was aware of and its very interesting. The tracker site is very good and I'm tracking one as I type that will be landing sometime soon somewhere east of Beverley. It looks as if the balloons are launched at approx 0715hrs/1915hrs.........is that ab...
by Broadsword
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: BOM Radiosonde
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: BOM Radiosonde

Interesting stuff!

So when hunting for it were you using 70cm FM? I thought I'd read that you need a SSB receiver and that FM wouldn't work....hope that's incorrect.

Great job on the find!!
by Broadsword
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: CB Radio
Topic: PER01 regular nets or call in??
Replies: 3
Views: 5961

Re: PER01 regular nets or call in??

There is obviously a huge amount of time, effort and cost put into the licencing, installation, and upkeep etc of the repeaters......you only need to look at the NRA website or FB page to see that.

Seems odd if there is no usage.....so there must be something going on at some time or other.
by Broadsword
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: CB Radio
Topic: PER01 regular nets or call in??
Replies: 3
Views: 5961

PER01 regular nets or call in??

Hi all

Is there a regular net or call in etc on PER01?

I am in the northern suburbs and can reach the repeater so it would be great to know if there is any regular activity.

I have put calls out a number of times but never had any reply.

Cheers
by Broadsword
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: CB Radio
Topic: Channel 18 UHF CB
Replies: 49
Views: 26208

Re: Channel 18 UHF CB

Raising an old and clearly sensitive one here.....with no desire to stoke any fire or arguments as it seems this topic has caused over the years. This system/gateway was my first experience of using uhf cb. I stumbled upon it quite by chance when playing around with a new handset and heard an Americ...