Police vehicles with DFES radios..?

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Police vehicles with DFES radios..?

Post by vk6hgr » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:31 pm

Just heard CM153 asking for a radio check on 6AR. That's a new one on me...

Anyone know what that vehicle could be?
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Re: Police vehicles with DFES radios..?

Post by roland985 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:01 pm

WAPOL ran out of channels and want to use 6AR? :D

All my searches were empty.
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Re: Police vehicles with DFES radios..?

Post by Zebedee » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:46 am

Complete guess but I wonder if the vehicles associated with Task Force Vulcan have been fitted with DFES radios. Could be a combination of convenience (talking to incident controllers at a fireground) as well as safety (if they're on the fireground at an active fire, it'd be good for them to be using the same radio network as everyone else).

If I had to guess, that's what I'd say it'd be...
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Re: Police vehicles with DFES radios..?

Post by matth2004 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:53 am

Sometimes we will supply police with a handheld or mobile radio at an incident if they require communications with us on channels other than ESA and ESB.

Most of the time at large enough incidents there is a liaison officer whom messages are passed through.
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Re: Police vehicles with DFES radios..?

Post by roland985 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:10 pm

I was there. Vulcan crew had their own vehicles. I didn't get to peek at the radios. Will see if I can have a chat with some of them and take a look at the radios.

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Re: Police vehicles with DFES radios..?

Post by dazla » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:35 pm

Most stations in the country have DFES radios.
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