DFES 6AR

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DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:01 pm

Is there a way to listen to DFES on the radios you can get for your car, if so is it hard to do

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Zebedee » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:07 am

Buddy4562 wrote:Is there a way to listen to DFES on the radios you can get for your car, if so is it hard to do
Short answer is no, you can't.

The FM broadcast band goes from 87.5MHz to 108.0MHz. The DFES frequencies are higher than this, up around 164MHz. So your normal car stereo won't tune to those frequencies to begin with.

However, depending on what technology you have in the car with you, you might be able to plug a handheld scanner into the car's "AUX" port and do it that way, or stream the audio via one of the scanner apps on a smartphone and connect to your car's stereo via Bluetooth.
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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by roland985 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:41 pm

Or plug a small FM transmitter into the output of the scanner, and tune to it when you want to listen to the scanner. If you do it right, you can hide the scanner and little tunecast or something in the glovebox.
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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:09 pm

Sorry guys I probably didn't explain it well but what I meant is the two way radios

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by roland985 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:15 pm

Not usually. If the radios have any scanning function at all, 9 times out of 10 the scanner only does 401-519Mhz, not the 160~169Mhz that DFES use for 6AR.

Best to equip a smaller scanner like a Uniden EZI30XLT or something along those lines. Battery operated, whack it into your cup holder, and relax.
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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:44 am

Thanks a lot :D

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by roland985 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:36 pm

Anytime mate! This community's knowledge base is built upon these types of questions.
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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:28 pm

I bought the Uniden EZI30XLT scanner but can't seem to get the right frequency. Any suggestions for yanchep, i have checked the big list as well.

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Zebedee » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:43 pm

Buddy4562 wrote:I bought the Uniden EZI30XLT scanner but can't seem to get the right frequency. Any suggestions for yanchep, i have checked the big list as well.
Give 162.6 MHz a try. That's the frequency for the repeater in Two Rocks.
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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:33 pm

I can only get 162.6250 even though it says 162.6

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:40 pm

I have figured out how to manually change the .6250 to.6000 so will se if that works just waiting for a transmission :D

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:55 pm

Still nothing

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by roland985 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:21 pm

Play the web stream. That way you will know if there is any activity on there at all.
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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:28 pm

I have been unfortunately :(

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:29 pm

Do you have one of these Roland?

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