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Post by gkoutlis » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:37 pm

Guys, something to consider is to have a sticky or something for Tow Trucks.

I'm not sure if this will be favourable by everyone, but yeah please ask around, and see if we can get a page of Tow Truck Frequencies to help us listen to whats actually happening at the scene of an accident, ie - Todays car v Truck on the Kwinana Freeway that I posted - in South Perth.

Let me know.

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Post by vk6hgr » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:40 pm

gkoutlis wrote:Guys, something to consider is to have a sticky or something for Tow Trucks.
Good idea.

Start a thread in the General Scanning section and I'll sticky it :)
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Post by doogues71 » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:53 am

Swan Towing:165.1625
Target Towing:173.1750
Daynite Towing:163.0500
DJ's Towing:509.2250

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Post by gkoutlis » Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:02 pm

doogues71,

which Towing company would you recommend would be the best to listen to - In regards to "most call outs" etc (if possible) :?:

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Post by doogues71 » Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:26 pm

don't know best to put all four in and see which is most active

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Post by gkoutlis » Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:26 pm

No worries. thanks

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Hi

Post by Glen » Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:46 pm

Hi

24/7 Towing 488.050 MHz
New Image Towing 465.650 MHz

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Post by gkoutlis » Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:14 am

Cheers Glen - Great work.

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Post by Glen » Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:46 pm

Hi All

Sorry but the New Image Towing have gone encrypted.
Rolling Code no less.

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Post by inet611 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:20 am

Where i used to live,
Tow truck drivers would have programmable TX radio's that were already setup for each service in town, and would monitor it until they heard the word "tow truck" then they would jump on and TX illegally on frequencies, funny how they havent been busted yet , i dont think the person who the frequency is leased to realises that yes they are helping them out but are not meant to be on the frequency.

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Post by vk6hgr » Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:41 pm

inet611 wrote:Where i used to live,
Tow truck drivers would have programmable TX radio's that were already setup for each service in town, and would monitor it until they heard the word "tow truck" then they would jump on and TX illegally on frequencies, funny how they havent been busted yet , i dont think the person who the frequency is leased to realises that yes they are helping them out but are not meant to be on the frequency.
Very illegal. No permission = unlicensed operation. Unlicensed operation = huge fines and possible gaol term (Radiocommunications Act)
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Towing Companies

Post by grant » Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:23 pm

This is obviously drawing on my sydney experiences but I have found towies all over the place - mainly on a)conventional rental frequencies and b)using trunking frequencies. Very few apply for commercial licences in their own name. They are very territorial and if you poach jobs in somebody else's area, then violent retribution usually follows.

Has anybody looked on the conventional rental frequencies - you will find courier, waste and security companies here as well at various times of the day and night


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Post by gkoutlis » Thu May 04, 2006 2:45 pm

Guys, any more frequencies to add to the list here?

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Post by Markmywords » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:39 pm

keen to see what happens when things go digital maybe they ,ight clean up the towing industry a bit

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Didgital

Post by jasonjag » Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:18 am

Now that most of the WAPOL has gone didgital, heard a patrol car call to any towies listening, prang at Russel and Rudloc St Morley, so one way of letting the hookies know.

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