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by vk6hgr
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Streaming DFES scanner audio
Replies: 236
Views: 86731

Re: Streaming DFES scanner audio

The secondary Southwest Area Fire and Emergency Services stream is now in "summer" mode, which means 6AR/6IP audio is not carried on this stream any more.
by vk6hgr
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: New DFES UHF channels discussion
Replies: 60
Views: 7149

Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Identifying ES-C and ES-D. The old channels were actually owned by St John Ambulance so I've taken a list of WA-wide ACMA simplex allocations (that we don't already know about) in the mid UHF emergency services band and posted them below. It's likely ES-C and D are in this list. Plug these in and l...
by vk6hgr
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Streaming DFES scanner audio
Replies: 236
Views: 86731

Re: Streaming DFES scanner audio

Swapped out two radios (the spare was also faulty - argh!) And the main command 6AR/6IP stream is working well again.
by vk6hgr
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Streaming DFES scanner audio
Replies: 236
Views: 86731

Re: Streaming DFES scanner audio

Buddy4562 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Yeah the main one was what i was talking about- Perth Fire and Rescue Service- Command
Yep, seems like the radio receiver has died as it has gone very deaf. I'll try and look at it tonight to tomorrow. In the mean time, the other stream can be used to listen to the command channel.
by vk6hgr
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Streaming DFES scanner audio
Replies: 236
Views: 86731

Re: Streaming DFES scanner audio

The audio on the command channel sounds a bit scratchy?? In "winter mode" the mid-band radio also scans channel 57 (i.e. 6AR/IP command channel) and there are occasional crashes of static from power line noise. The main stream uses a high-band channel and is mostly immune, but today it sounds awful...
by vk6hgr
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Streaming DFES scanner audio
Replies: 236
Views: 86731

Re: Streaming DFES scanner audio

Buddy4562 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:54 pm
Aren't the air support channels 621 and 644??
Just seeing if anyone was paying attention :-)
(edited: above)
by vk6hgr
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Streaming DFES scanner audio
Replies: 236
Views: 86731

Re: Streaming DFES scanner audio

Radio replaced. This is what's being scanned now on the DFES/Southwest stream: Midband: (Tait TM8115) DFES ch 29, 32, 35, 38. Simplex 46-50 and 96-99 Highband: (Tait TM8250) DFES ch 102, 110, 112, 121, 128, 133, 138, 139, 140, 141, 144, 153, 161, 168, 170, 173, 206, 221, 224, 229, 234, 238, 258, 294...
by vk6hgr
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Streaming DFES scanner audio
Replies: 236
Views: 86731

Re: Streaming DFES scanner audio

On the multi-band stream, the midband Tait 2020 sounds terrible. But thanks to Cash Converters not knowing what it was, I picked up a much better, newer radio, a Tait TM8115 for all of $15 :)

I'll be swapping it in sometime in the next few days.
by vk6hgr
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Streaming DFES scanner audio
Replies: 236
Views: 86731

Re: Streaming DFES scanner audio

Fixed a fault with the mid-band radio, as there was no audio. (Tait 2020)

Opened it up and pressed in the connectors between the RF and synthesiser board. Seems to be happy again.
by vk6hgr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: News: Federal agencies 'clear' Huawei for Perth Transport Authority contract
Replies: 0
Views: 211

News: Federal agencies 'clear' Huawei for Perth Transport Authority contract

The West Australian government has downplayed security worries around the expected awarding of a $120 million Perth Transport Authority contract to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. https://www.perthnow.com.au/technology/telecommunications/federal-agencies-clear-huawei-for-perth-transport-au...
by vk6hgr
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: ACMA consultation paper on amateur licencing
Replies: 0
Views: 167

ACMA consultation paper on amateur licencing

The ACMA is consulting on new approaches to the way that amateur radio operator qualifications are conferred. The current arrangements have been in place since 2009 and are due to expire in February 2019. The ACMA is contemplating three possible approaches to how amateur radio qualifications are con...
by vk6hgr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: News: Govt under pressure to set up rural fire service
Replies: 7
Views: 1629

Re: News: Govt under pressure to set up rural fire service

Sort of. I think what people really wanted was a completely independent rural service like the BFS used to be but this arrangement appears to be, I dunno, a DFES advisory group..?
by vk6hgr
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Streaming DFES scanner audio
Replies: 236
Views: 86731

Re: Streaming DFES scanner audio

Second DFES stream now has 6AR audio (winter mode)