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by rustynswrail
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: PTA going to digital LTE
Replies: 14
Views: 5872

Re: PTA going to digital LTE

How can LTE be used for radio communications? Long story short LTE is radio communications. Mobile phones are nothing more than a radio communications system being driven by some fairly good smarts. PTToC (Press to Talk on Cellular), Network Radios etc all use the mobile phone network as the basis ...
by rustynswrail
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scaning request
Replies: 1
Views: 1867

Re: Scaning request

Anyone in the Rockingham or Baldivis area with a DMR capable scanner mind trying to scan these frequencies? 450.175, 510.150, 511.025, 511.425, 511.825 Just for information, the 500 MHz frequencies listed are repeater inputs. Minus 10 MHz to get the repeater outputs, might make monitoring a little ...
by rustynswrail
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Public Transport
Topic: Unable to hear Transperth Command anymore?
Replies: 5
Views: 3007

Re: Unable to hear Transperth Command anymore?

The Transperth (PTA) radio system has changed to a 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) network using the 1800MHz spectrum. It cannot be scanned.

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by rustynswrail
Mon May 30, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: INFORMATION FOR UBCD436PT AND UBCD536PT OWNERS
Replies: 0
Views: 3790

INFORMATION FOR UBCD436PT AND UBCD536PT OWNERS

INFORMATION FOR UBCD436PT AND UBCD536PT OWNERS RE THE RECENT RELEASE OF THE DMR FIRMWARE UPGRADE IN THE US. If you have been following this story on a well known overseas forum you will have seen that Uniden America is bascially keeping this latest firmware upgrade in house, that is no international...
by rustynswrail
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: UBC396XT Firmware
Replies: 10
Views: 4850

Re: UBC396XT Firmware

That, unfortunately, is the problem. The scanner's capabilities are set in stone. The new digital modes (those that aren't encrypted, anyway) are receivable but not with a handheld scanner, but using a Software Defined Radio. An SDR is essentially a USB TV tuner and some clever software on your PC....
by rustynswrail
Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: UBC396XT Firmware
Replies: 10
Views: 4850

Re: UBC396XT Firmware

No one is suggesting it is perfect, nothing is. But most of the firmware updates apparent in the US are to do with changes in their 800 MHz trunking assignments and the move to 700 MHz by many public safety agencies. We obviously have not had the same changes therefore the lack of firmware updates....
by rustynswrail
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: UBC396XT Firmware
Replies: 10
Views: 4850

Re: UBC396XT Firmware

I agree Yorky, as you said for something so expensive you would think we would get firmware updates like the US counterpart. I have emailed Uniden so will be interesting to see what they say. Ever stop to think that no firmware updates have been issued because they are not needed? What is wrong wit...
by rustynswrail
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: UBC396XT Firmware
Replies: 10
Views: 4850

Re: UBC396XT Firmware

I agree Yorky, as you said for something so expensive you would think we would get firmware updates like the US counterpart. I have emailed Uniden so will be interesting to see what they say. Ever stop to think that no firmware updates have been issued because they are not needed? What is wrong wit...
by rustynswrail
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: BUYER BEWARE - FRAUD ALERT
Replies: 3
Views: 3935

Re: BUYER BEWARE - FRAUD ALERT

They are at it again. The location is at the back of Wauchope in the middle of the scrub.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/UNIDEN-UBCD3 ... Sw9mFWLcdf

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by rustynswrail
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: BUYER BEWARE - FRAUD ALERT
Replies: 3
Views: 3935

BUYER BEWARE - FRAUD ALERT

Anyone thinking of buying this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Whistler-WS1095-Digital-Base-Mobile-UHF-VHF-Police-Scanner-Fire-Detachable-Face-/181910639481?hash=item2a5ab81379:g:P~MAAOSw5VFWKIFl beware it is more than likely a fraudulent listing. There has been a spate of this type of listing on Ebay wh...
by rustynswrail
Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: SCANNERS!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 5193

FS: SCANNERS!!!

I have the following items for sale. I am open to reasonable offers on the items listed. PRO107 Good condition with box and aerial but not much else. Analog only can be modified for discriminator output. Whistler WS1080 (same as PSR800) excellent condition in the box with factory supplied accessorie...
by rustynswrail
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 5306

SOLD

SOLD
by rustynswrail
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Best hand held scanner
Replies: 9
Views: 3657

Re: Best hand held scanner

Hand held whistler scanner after getting one i,can truly say thay run rings around the new Bearcats hp series Whistler scanners are NOT sold in Australia, (the source of this forum), it would have to be imported. Then the problems start, our band plans are different to the US and would require alte...
by rustynswrail
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: General Scanning
Topic: External Antenna Advice Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 4673

Re: External Antenna Advice Needed

Ground planes do matter on receive. On strong signals using a roof gutter won't really matter, but on weak signals, the antenna will be noticeably directional. That's the theory and theory is a fine thing. But practice dictates otherwise, after many years in the 'industry' I can say with certainty ...
by rustynswrail
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: General Scanning
Topic: External Antenna Advice Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 4673

Re: External Antenna Advice Needed

Can anyone recommend a semi-permanent gutter mount solution? I was looking at purchasing the following antenna to use with my Uniden UBC355XLT scanner: http://www.prestigecom.net.au/axis-scanner-25-1300mhz-antenna-with-base-cable But I need to know the following: 1) How can I feed the cable through...