Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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Railman34 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Hi would any one have the frequencies for the transperth railway depot security in Mandurah :)
Sure do! Give one of these a try. These aren't necessarily for Mandurah but it's what I pick up on my scanner from the Mandurah area.
419.200 and 419.500
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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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What type of handheld radio could I pick these up on.
Thanks :)

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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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Any sort of scanner that will do the UHF band. Try looking at somewhere like Cash Converters for a second-hand scanner, I recently picked up a BC72XLT for about $70.
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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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Would a uniden uh510 work?

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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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I’m a bit of a newbie but I live in the flats across from the depot and would like to listen to what’s going on in there for something to do

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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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No that is a CB radio only.
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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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Could you give me a list of affordable radios that would work.
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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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Any Baofeng would work, although you need a radio license to own one, but I can't personally recommend any radio aside from the Uniden UBC72XLT and the EZI30XLT.
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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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Thanks so much
I found a cheap baofeng uv-5r would that be okay ?

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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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Railman34 wrote:
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I found a cheap baofeng uv-5r would that be okay ?
I would say that it's not advised to own one from a legal standpoint without a license. But many, many people DO own them without a license, and not much happens to them enforcement wise if they just use them as receivers with the transmit capability locked off by CHIRP. As long as you don't interfere with anything, and use it as a scanner only, nobody will even care. Just don't walk in front of the ACMA office holding one.
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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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Hi all, quick question, if I put the transperth frequencies in my radio will I be able to listen to them from home or do I have to be in the actual area

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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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You can listen from home, as long as you are in range of a repeater. The PTA network has a massive range of repeaters so there is likely something near you.
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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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I always had trouble picking up a signal when inside a bus or train. I guess the metal exterior blocked the signal on my Uniden scanner. Transit officer's radios work inside the trains though so perhaps they have more sophisticated equipment.

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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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Do you have *all* the frequencies in your scanner? There are a ton of repeaters for the transits etc since they use portables. They are just standard Motorola handhelds.
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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

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Yes, I would be listening to them on the platform and the signal would disappear as soon as I boarded a train.

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