Helitac and Water Bomber frequencys (WA)

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Helitac and Water Bomber frequencys (WA)

Post by TrainFreak » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:12 pm

Does anyone have the frequencies for the helitacs (based at Perth & down South), Fixed-wing Water bombers, Air-Intel chopper and what type of scanner I’ll need to receive them?

As I've forgotten which section in the website I seen them


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Re: Helitac and Water Bomber frequencys (WA)

Post by TrainFreak » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:07 pm

Thanks MBFB :smt114

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Re: Helitac and Water Bomber frequencys (WA)

Post by Nick » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:37 pm

or in the Southwest ch 75,74,1,2. All linked (75 = 271 Waern)

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Re: Helitac and Water Bomber frequencys (WA)

Post by Fastlane » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:33 am

and sometimes 16.

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Re: Helitac and Water Bomber frequencys (WA)

Post by Jem » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:40 pm

OK, I have 23 and 50 plugged into my desktop, standard antenna (yet to rig up the discone).
What range should ch 23 and 50 produce. I am in Beechboro and get nothing.

I assume it is the aerial but just want to check.
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Re: Helitac and Water Bomber frequencys (WA)

Post by Tyranus » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:44 pm

It's line of site for those channels. Even then depending on which way the helicopter is facing can affect it. From the ground you're looking at around 3-5 k's is average. From the chopper may be a bit more, there are other factors that come into signal distance so you might find you can pick it up from 10k's away in one area but can't hear something 2 k's away in the opposite direction.
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Re: Helitac and Water Bomber frequencys (WA)

Post by nra555 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Helitak Channels are simplex, and dont use a repeater like other comms, so you have to be reasonably close to recieve it.
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Re: Helitac and Water Bomber frequencys (WA)

Post by WPXZBP » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:33 pm

nra555 wrote:Helitak Channels are simplex, and dont use a repeater like other comms, so you have to be reasonably close to recieve it.
Not always.

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Re: Helitac and Water Bomber frequencys (WA)

Post by observer » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:12 am

nra555 wrote:Helitak Channels are simplex, and dont use a repeater like other comms, so you have to be reasonably close to recieve it.
Incorrect. Primary channel used for helitaks is a duplex channel. Some of the alternative channels are simplex though.

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Re: Helitac and Water Bomber frequencys (WA)

Post by Fastlane » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:17 am

They default to Chan 23 in the Metro Area. They'll only go to a Simplex channel if the fixed wing bombers (or other Helitacs) are already using that frequency at another fire.

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