Home based UHF & VHF receivers?

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MattG
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Home based UHF & VHF receivers?

Post by MattG » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:39 pm

G'day

I've recently moved to Perth with the Aviation Rescue Firey's and want to set up two receivers (or one, if such a thing exists) at home to listen to Perth Ground VHF (121.700?) and our stations UHF channel (500.050 I think) at the same time. I live only two kilometres from the tower so I'm hoping I won't need anything too elaborate and don't need full scan capabilities. Are there any "Jaycar like" kits that I can solder up and build into a nice stack with a power supply, amp, speakers and roof mounted antenna :twisted: ? Any help would be most appreciated. [-o<

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Matt
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Comint
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Re: Home based UHF & VHF receivers?

Post by Comint » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:26 am

I am fairly sure the ARFF use APCO P25, which is digital.
If so, you can forget about any kits for that side of things.

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Re: Home based UHF & VHF receivers?

Post by MattG » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:04 pm

We use Tait TM9155 units which, by the looks, are capable of operating APOC 25 but not sure. Can I buy something off the shelf to receive it or do you need special licencing/approval? I have a FROL but I doubt that's relevant??

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Re: Home based UHF & VHF receivers?

Post by allycat » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:13 pm

Any of the Uniden 396 or 996 digital scanners.There is some on e bay for around $250 or new for $500ish.http://www.uniden.com/scanners/bcd396xt ... /bcd396xtg

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