Help needed: Updating the channel list

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Re: Help needed: Updating the channel list

Post by vk6hgr » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:41 pm

zulu99 wrote: Could someone, in a nutshell give a newbie an quick insite as to how the channels go together, and how to listen.. I have seen the term "duplex" used but am not sold on the fact that it is true "duplex" and is rather "semi-duplex".
Channels are described in terms of what's happening at the base station. Repeater stations are true duplex so the channels are called duplex channels <shrug>

As far as listening in for the first time, have you read the Quick listening guide?
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Re: Help needed: Updating the channel list

Post by zulu99 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:07 pm

Hi Gavin,

Thanks for the reply. I have seen the guide now and after seeing a DFES wall map with repeater channels and locations I am making more sense of it.
The two didn't really match but I'll plug away at it and report progress here! ;-)

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Re: Help needed: Updating the channel list

Post by vk6hgr » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:21 pm

My list was made by (mostly) trawling through the ACMA database and by listening so although I'm sure I've got all the command channels, they probably officially go by different names.

Also, although 6AR and 6IP are technically separate networks and they can delink them from each other, I haven't heard them do it in many years. Unless they do I don't know what WAERN repeater belongs to which net so I just made one big list :-)

I have gathered a bunch of incident channels for the comms plans (MCE1, etc) and I'll add them soon.
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Re: Help needed: Updating the channel list

Post by JB5 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:35 pm

Iv used warsug for a number of years so it's only fair to give back to a great site.

South West District VHF Network 14/15

FRS 6AR
Bunbury ch372
Eaton- Australind / Dunsborough ch354
All other volunteers 355

Command
TARA Bunbury Ch271
TARA Augusta/Margaret River. Ch253
Ch 145, 196, 198 and 250 are linked

South West Local Government
Bunbury Ch132 Simplex Ch360. Air support Ch640
Capel. Ch272. Simplex ch357. Air ch640
Collie. Ch157. Simplex Ch361 Air Ch640
Dardanup Ch272. Simplex Ch358. Air Ch640
Harvey. Ch132. Simplex Ch359. Air Ch640
Murray. Ch218. Simplex Ch356. Air Ch276
Waroona. Ch351. Simplex Ch361. Air Ch276
Mandurah.Ch218 ---------------------Air Ch276

Lower South West Local Government
Boyup Brook Ch119/346. Simplex Ch360. AirSupport Ch196
Bridgetown. Ch197. Simplex Ch361 Air Ch196
Busselton. Ch182. Simplex Ch360. Air Ch640
Donnybrook. ch106. Simplex Ch359. Air Ch145
Balingup. Ch144. Simplex Ch359 Air Ch145
Manjimup. Ch251/292. Simplex Ch358. Air Ch545
Northcliffe. Ch293. Simplex Ch358 Air Ch545
Walpole. Ch142. Simplex Ch358 Air Ch545
Margaret Riv. Ch253. Simplex Ch357. Air Ch198
Nannup. Ch146. Simplex Ch356. Air Ch145
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Re: Help needed: Updating the channel list

Post by JB5 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:51 pm

vk6hgr wrote: Also, although 6AR and 6IP are technically separate networks and they can delink them from each other, I haven't heard them do it in many years. Unless they do I don't know what WAERN repeater belongs to which
They did this recently when one was clogged up with someone's pressure switch held down.
They seemingly split between the new/old system as FRS could be heard on mid band and BFB on High band channels. The same operator acted as both and could be heard on both, but FRS and BFB couldn't hear each other and spoke over the top of each on a number of occasions. It was like that for the entire day.
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Re: Help needed: Updating the channel list

Post by JB5 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:05 pm

Metro Comms Plans
(Mid band/High band)

North
MNC1 ch28/247
MNC2 na/294
MNE1 34/346
MNE2 37/110

Central
MCC1 29/231
MCE1 38/142
MCE2 32/260
MCE3 na/206
MCE4 na/238

South
MSC1 35/109
MSE1 40/221
MSE2 44/218
MSE3 36/139

Air Support
Primary 23/644
Secondary 16/621

vk6hgr wrote: I have gathered a bunch of incident channels for the comms plans (MCE1, etc) and I'll add them soon.
You shouldn't have to do it all.

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Re: Help needed: Updating the channel list

Post by yorky » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:46 pm

Ok for those playing at home I figured out what channel is broadcast in the Northbridge tunnel, its 163.7125Mhz channel 372.
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