Swan Taxis Frequency

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Swan Taxis Frequency

Post by wingz_2002 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:33 pm

For those interested, Swan Taxis have 2 radio channels (or Query Channels). They are: 488.6250 & 489.5000.

However, the voice from the drivers is blocked to each other so you can only hear the radio operator.
The static "glitches" you hear every now and then is the sound of the operator clearing a taxi's computer head after a "no job", this allows the driver to accept a new job.

Also, the radio channels above are for several fleets. Swan Taxis, Yellow Cabs, Coastal Cabs, Tricolour Taxis & Mandurah / Pinjarra Taxis. Occasionally you will hear these fleets mentioned.

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Post by numloxx » Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:50 am

Any luck trying to decode their data transmissions?
Would be interesting to see what other misc details the operators send.

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Post by 747400sp » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:30 pm

You can hear the taxi drivers responce on the RX Side of the Freqs not sure it is around the 483MHz - 484MHz area They are low powered so a good aerial is needed or they need to be close to you .
Cheers Mark. :P

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Post by numloxx » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:28 pm

Just listening to them... it amazes me how some of those drivers passed their entrance exam...
Or managed to earn the $250-500k for the plates.

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Post by numloxx » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:40 pm

These are the freqs registered to Swan Taxis.
I only heard activity on 488.625 and 489.500.
Still haven't heard any drivers yet. I guess they have to be real close to hear them.


482.725
482.800
483.025
483.050
483.150
483.325
483.425
483.550
483.575
483.700
483.825
483.875
483.975
484.000
484.125
484.250
484.300
487.925
488.000
488.225
488.250
488.350
488.525
488.625
488.725
488.750
488.900
489.025
489.075
489.175
489.200
489.325
489.450
489.500

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Post by 747400sp » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:49 pm

Keep a ear on them you will hear them in the end. Yes they need to be close to you go mobile and sit near a taxi stand and in time you will hear them.
Cheers Mark.

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Post by numloxx » Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:04 pm

I'll bring my scanner to work tomorrow, see if I can pick them up :)
bunch of whiners they are...
the radio op says "Well you just told me you are at the corner of X and Y, but you now say you are not"

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Post by vk6hgr » Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:08 pm

numloxx wrote:These are the freqs registered to Swan Taxis.
I only heard activity on 488.625 and 489.500.
These are the repeater input frequencies. You'll likely hear the drivers on these, but you'll have to be quite close:
482.725
482.800
483.025
483.050
483.150
483.325
483.425
483.550
483.575
483.700
483.825
483.875
483.975
484.000
484.125
484.250
484.300
487.925
488.000
488.225
488.250
488.350
488.525
488.625
488.725
488.750
488.900
489.025
489.075
489.175
489.200
489.325
489.450
489.500
These are the repeater outputs, so you'll hear the dispatcher and/or data on these and should be easy to receive.
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Post by numloxx » Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:41 am

Heard a driver in the city on 483.425 (I'm in Maylands).

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Post by Always RX » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:56 pm

Hearing drivers on a range of frequencies when in about a 5km radius of my location.The most common hits on 484.000 483.150 484.125

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Post by vk6hgr » Wed May 31, 2006 8:15 pm

Been listening to 489.500 which I think is Swan Taxis. Far out! They would have to employ the rudest radio operators I've ever heard... "Shut up! I'm talking!" :shock:
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Post by munchkin1981 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:56 pm

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 8:15 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
Been listening to 489.500 which I think is Swan Taxis. Far out! They would have to employ the rudest radio operators I've ever heard... "Shut up! I'm talking!"




try being a query operator and see the shit u cope cos the drivers are **&!@!
and cant speak english or basic manners
and yes swan taxis have the rudest
operators black and white taxis have more nicer staff

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Re: Swan Taxis Frequency

Post by vk6hgr » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:32 pm

What does it mean when they say "no job" or "recall" ?
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