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by Zebedee
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: New DFES UHF channels discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 11201

Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Joshek wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:21 pm
What does it mean by tunnel?
Big hole in the ground, usually with more than one entrance ;)

It's for things like the Northbridge Tunnel so crews inside can talk to crews outside and vice versa.
by Zebedee
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Legal or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Legal or not?

The reason why it's so hard to find anything is because it's not there. Again, I'm not a lawyer and I don't play one on TV. But I've seen this question come up over and over again through the years. And it's always come down to the same two basic points. * People make a claim that it's illegal to pa...
by Zebedee
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Looking to get licensed
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Looking to get licensed

The main problem about doing the course is having to attend during school times, which isn't possible for me, and of course getting to the venue in time. The courses are held on a Saturday and Sunday, generally 9am to about 4:30pm or so. However, the whole situation around getting a qualification i...
by Zebedee
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: WIA no longer able to conduct amateur examinations
Replies: 0
Views: 89

WIA no longer able to conduct amateur examinations

From the WIA's Facebook page yesterday 1st Feb. ACMA Announcement Feb 1 (16:00) Changes to amateur radio qualifications Following an open tender process on AusTender (Approach to Market reference 18ACMA148), the ACMA has selected the University of Tasmania—through its institute the Australian Mariti...
by Zebedee
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Looking to get licensed
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Looking to get licensed

I'll just be doing the exam and then doing the study from the videos and the syllabus attached in the exam information. OK. If you were doing the course, you'd not need any pre-study as everything that you need to know to pass the assessment is covered over the two days. Plus, you get experience us...
by Zebedee
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Looking to get licensed
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Looking to get licensed

WIA and ACMA yes.

Are you planning on doing the course or just the exam?
by Zebedee
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Looking to get licensed
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Looking to get licensed

The Foundation one :) 25 multi-choice questions to be answered within 30 minutes. Plus a practical assessment involving some oral questioning from an assessor and you demonstrating how to do some basic things like hooking up a radio correctly to antenna, power supply, etc then making contact on air ...
by Zebedee
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Looking to get licensed
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Looking to get licensed

Ham College have their first Foundation course for 2019 over the weekend of 16/17 Feb with the exam session the following Saturday the 23rd Feb. The two-day course will teach you everything you need to know to get a Foundation licence. Not just the theory but all the practical bits as well. If you d...
by Zebedee
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: Changing frequency limits on Baofeng firmware
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Changing frequency limits on Baofeng firmware

Also the aviation band is generally AM whereas the Baofeng radio will only receive FM unless I'm missing something obvious in the specs :)

So even if it could be opened up to the right frequencies, the modulation type is all wrong so it wouldn't do you a lot of good.
by Zebedee
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: News: Govt under pressure to set up rural fire service
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

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

It was a 50/50 outcome on weather or not LG's wanted to keep their BFB's, From what ive seen, there is or may be an option for BFB's to become apart of the RFD, if they so desire, If individual BFBs or even potentially entire shires want to be run by DFES, there's definitely a way for that to happe...
by Zebedee
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: News: Govt under pressure to set up rural fire service
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

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..? ONE volunteer association wanted a completely independent RFS but that's it. Three other volunteer associations plus gr...
by Zebedee
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Major fires and incidents
Topic: Major Structure Fires 2017/18
Replies: 25
Views: 4626

Re: Major Structure Fires 2017/18

Last night there was a 4th alarm structure fire in Bullsbrook.

Bullsbrook VFES, East and West Swan VBFBs, Swan SES, Kiara, Midland and Ellenbrook CFRS and a couple of DOs were mobilised.
by Zebedee
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Major fires and incidents
Topic: Significant Bush Fires 2017/18
Replies: 34
Views: 5052

Re: Significant Bush Fires 2017/18

3rd alarm bushfire Smith Road in Bullsbrook.

Started as car vs tree, car set on fire, bush around car set on fire. Gusty winds causing high rate of spread.
by Zebedee
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: New DFES UHF channels discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 11201

Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

I know this is VHF but I have just found out that there are three new MNC fireground channels which are MNC4, MNC5 and MNC6. Don’t know if anyone knows how to find what frequencies they could be. All the pre-formed comms plans including these new ones are in the "Metropolitan All Hazards Communicat...
by Zebedee
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: VHF-Mid Band Use
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: VHF-Mid Band Use

Long term I believe the intention is to phase out VHF Mid Band from the fire and emergency services. But until that day comes, the repeaters are there, the channels are programmed and allocated, so we may as well use them. Mid band channels are allocated in pre-formed communications plans, so to tak...