New DFES UHF channels discussion

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New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by vk6hgr » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:57 pm

We've been discussing the new DFES/SES/WAERN channels in a couple of different threads now so I've created this one for the new DFES UHF channels specifically. Discussion on new metro VHF channels should go in the frequencies or SES VHF threads.

Searches in the ACMA database will only give the frequency, of course, not the channel. This is what I've found so far from ACMA which is almost certainly not complete or correct. Listen on these frequencies for any reference to the channel and post it in this thread, as well as any others you discover.

WA-wide simplex freqs:

457.5750 - Channel 217 Simplex 7
457.5875 - Channel 212 Simplex 2
457.6875 - Channel 214 Simplex 4
457.7125 - Channel 216 Simplex 6
457.7375
457.7875
457.9875
467.5375 - (P25 digital?)
467.5750 - Channel 211 Simplex 1
467.5875 - Channel 213 Simplex 3
467.6875 - Channel 215 Simplex 5
467.7125 - Channel 206 Command 2
467.7375
467.7875 - Channel 205 Command 1 (Pump to tanker)
467.9875 - Channel 200 BA Alpha


UHF repeaters (metro: Lots of country UHF added also)

467.9875 365 Wellington St Perth (Western Power building)
467.9375 365 Wellington St Perth (Western Power building)
469.4875 Dumas House CBD Repeater 1
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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by vk6hgr » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:01 am

Portable repeater pairs

458.0375 RX / 468.0375 TX
458.0875 RX / 468.0875 TX

Very close to the existing ESA/ESB channels so maybe frequency re-use..?
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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by TaitradioAus » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:42 pm

They are most probably the frequencies for ESC and ESD

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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by vk6hgr » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:19 pm

I've added these freqs to the DFES stream. I'm hearing the sort of simplex traffic that used to be on FRS 2. (Don't know the actual frequency triggered, yet)
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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by vk6hgr » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:26 pm

Head traffic today on 467.7875. Pump to tanker asking for a DBA status.
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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by vk6hgr » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:59 am

Got a channel! 211 from someone doing training "Testing, channel 2-1-1. Over".
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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by Buddy4562 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:40 am

When listening to the Southwest Area Fire and Emergency Services scanner just now I heard someone through my right earphone saying testing testing so not sure what channel that is though that you have on?

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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by vk6hgr » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:45 am

Buddy4562 wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:40 am
When listening to the Southwest Area Fire and Emergency Services scanner just now I heard someone through my right earphone saying testing testing so not sure what channel that is though that you have on?
Yep. Right hand is UHF, which used to be SES and some other miscellaneous stuff; now it's programmed with these channels. Left hand is still VHF (mid and high band incident channels, including simplex) but it's in "winter mode" at the moment so it also carries the audio from 6AR.
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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by Buddy4562 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:46 am

So it wouldn't have anything to do with the new channels then

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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by vk6hgr » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:49 am

Buddy4562 wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:46 am
So it wouldn't have anything to do with the new channels then
No, it does. The right hand audio is only the new frequencies. I just don't know what and how they're being used, which is what we're attempting to discover.
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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by vk6hgr » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:22 pm

Someone Kerchunking the repeater on 469.4875. No audio though.
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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by TaitradioAus » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:09 pm

Channel 211 is uhf simplex channel 1 .I have the channel names and numbers if you want me to send them to you

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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by vk6hgr » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:12 pm

457.7125
Heard in the north-eastern suburbs.
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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by TaitradioAus » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:18 pm

Ok , so I have a channel name

Uhf cbd Repeater 1 - is at Dumas house and is 469.4875

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Re: New DFES UHF channels discussion

Post by radioman061 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:47 am

Mandurah is now using 467.6875 instead of FRS02.

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