DFES 6AR

WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services (6AR and 6IP) (Including the Fire Services, SES & VMRS) and Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Bonez » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:16 am

Buddy4562 wrote:I have been unfortunately :(
What suburb/area are you in, and are you up high or down in a hollow?

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:21 am

I don't live high or in a hollow. Is there a stronger antenna i can get for it. It is BNC connection.

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:16 am

I did hear Daglish say two words to 6AR this morning but that's it. So not sure if I am too far away from the repeater or whatever. I was tuned into Two Rocks but live in Yanchep so am thinking might need stronger antenna but have no idea which one will work.

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by yorky » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:51 am

If you are inside then that can sometimes be a problem especially if you have a tin roof.
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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:25 am

I have tried outside and in the car though :( and also when I heard Daglish speaking to 6AR I never heard 6AR acknowledge it so I have no idea why it only works very sparingly.

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by allycat » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:44 pm

Check and adjust your squelch.

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:09 pm

It's on two. What would be best? One makes a scratchy noise the whole time. I really appreciate your help guys. :D :D

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:31 pm

I'm so excited I got it to work :D :D

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Bonez » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:57 pm

What was the problem out of curiosity? Glad you got it working.

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:00 am

For some reason I can't get reception inside the house (which is where I was trying to get it to work so that was the problem) but can outside the front door which leads me to my next question, what stronger antenna can I get for it because I can only get reception at this one spot outside my house and have to point the antenna to Two Rocks otherwise won't work whereas when I went to Two Rocks I could point it wherever I wanted.

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by matth2004 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:40 am

A small mag base antenna of the net will probably do, however I can't help but recommend the Diamond X series antennas. I've got two of these and they work a treat. Obviously will be a big improvement but will also be a great base station antenna for 2m/70cm if you want to go do your foundation or standard licence.. :)
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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:08 pm

Thanks matth2004 :D . Anyone else got any other specific recommendations?

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Infernal » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:11 pm

164.6125 is in Wanneroo, I know it's further away from Yanchep than the Two Rocks Chanel, however its up high, it's the only one we can use in Bells Rapids or Avon Ridge, despite there being one on Red Hill.

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by Buddy4562 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:37 pm

Just wondering how/if you can listen to fire services down south and up north's version of 6AR as when there is fires down south like Busselton etc. you never hear about it on 6AR same as up north.

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Re: DFES 6AR

Post by yorky » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:48 pm

How far north/south? Just a couple more examples, as some areas that far out are not covered by local 6AR radio.
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