WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by Diceman » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:53 pm

New to the state so this may be a stupid question but can you still hear them in some of the regional areas.

Some locals say they can on crime report pages on Facebook but not sure if that is true

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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by allycat » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:34 pm

I still get Geraldton,Kalgoorlie,Albany,Esperance,Wheatbelt towns and most of the smaller SW towns.

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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by Diceman » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:49 pm

allycat wrote:I still get Geraldton,Kalgoorlie,Albany,Esperance,Wheatbelt towns and most of the smaller SW towns.

With what scanner ?

Not sure if my old mans Uniden EzI30xlt would be any good

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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by allycat » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:19 pm

Should be fine.Just go into service scan and press police.Also it helps if your out of Perth.I usually don't get anything until around 80km out of city.

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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by Diceman » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:33 pm

Thanks for the help :D

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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by Diceman » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:10 pm

Lot of dead air in the country but it gets interesting on Friday & Saturday nights :)

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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by Diceman » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:19 pm

Not sure if this is true or not but Esperance has gone digital :?:

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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by Diceman » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:11 pm

Diceman wrote:Not sure if this is true or not but Esperance has gone digital :?:
ESPERANCE police have ripped and replaced their regional analogue radio system and have moved to digital as a means of providing secure and robust communications for their officers.
The upgrade is part of a regional radio network replacement program, aimed at delivering a reliable, secure and supported digital voice network throughout regional Western Australia.

See your ad hereEsperance police Sergeant Beswick said he hoped the move would not upset their regular police radio listeners.
"We are sorry if we have disappointed people who listed the police radio as one of their more frequented stations," he said.
"The new digital encrypted network has been rolled out across the districts and will provide police with increased network security and better range."
Sgt Beswick said the move to digital had also cleared up some of the radio "dead-spots."
The change from analogue to digital took place last week.
http://www.esperanceexpress.com.au/stor ... k/?cs=1268

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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by vk6hgr » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:50 pm

I can get the (Narrogin?) channel 11 analogue fairly well here - lots of LN2xx cars doing vehicle checks. So still quite a bit of analogue in the country areas.
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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by kinetic_skink » Wed May 07, 2014 1:31 pm

Any Police scanners online for any of the country areas up these days?

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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by nachoman » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:19 pm

45,000 km digital radio network to aid WA emergency services
The network covers Perth and regional areas of the state including the Pilbara, Goldfields-Esperance, Mid-West and South-West regions. According to the WA Police, it covers almost 95 per cent of the population. The network features radio encryption so that WA Police, DCS and FESA can talk without risk of being overheard by criminals who own police scanners.

As part of the rollout, 3,000 Motorola ASTRO P25 radios will be provided to police, ambulance and fire service staff.

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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by auntys_eyes » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:50 am

Hhmm... hard to believe an apparently new article that refers to FESA, which hasn't existed for quite some time, and uses the term "police scanner".
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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by colin » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:06 am

An interpretation of this article maybe?

http://prwire.com.au/pr/44939/news-rele ... ural-areas

I did notice that Motorola announced the completion of the project. So the comment that 3000 radios *will be* provided should perhaps be *were* ?

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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by bogged » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:35 pm

GinGin is still analogue

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Re: WA Police Changeover to Digital Radio

Post by bigorse » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:07 pm

Can someone tell me if Port Hedland is Digital or analogue?
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