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WA Services on HF

Post by floppy » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:06 am

WA Services on HF
All frequencies in KHz

WA SES
2566, 2569, 2575, 3732, 3735, 3746, 4567, 4570
4576, 5833, 7330, 9300, 10280, 11435, 14745, 17427

Police
2316, 3824, 4560, 5180, 7660, 9053, 13417, 16223
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Re: WA Services on HF

Post by floppy » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:16 am

All frequecies in KHz

BFS
2816, 3820, 4645, 5881, 8060, 10161, 11417, 13521, 15677

Calm / DEC
2740, 3755, 5270, 5833, 8070, 13521
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Re: WA Services on HF

Post by wayne » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:51 pm

Heard any HF Police active lately ?

I used to regulary hear 7660 & 9053 Khz for WA and 7800 khz SA but nothing at all more recently.

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Re: WA Services on HF

Post by richard omeara » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:44 am

Sorry to jump in here.But what do i need to listern to these services?I have a uniden 996t with discone antenna.I take it i would need a HF radio to start and maybe a licence to use it.THANKS

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Re: WA Services on HF

Post by robbage » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:59 am

richard omeara wrote:Sorry to jump in here.But what do i need to listern to these services?I have a uniden 996t with discone antenna.I take it i would need a HF radio to start and maybe a licence to use it.THANKS
Yeah, the Uniden covers 25Mhz and up. There are receivers that go down far enough but you'd have to do some research. You don't need a licence to listen to radio. You are restricted on iistening to certain types of transmissions like personal phone calls (eg cordless phones)
Most of WinRadio's receivers cover down to 500kHz (or lower). Make sure you get one that can do SSB because some scanners that cover HF only do AM and FM.
Yaesu do this one There's also the Alinco DJ-X11E and DX-R8, Icom IC-R75, IC-PCR1500 and the rest of that series & IC-R8500. Then there's this little baby for around $18,000
You really should use a decent antenna as well, eg a long wire. Your discone is probably designed for VHF and UHF. A discone for HF would be huge.
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Re: WA Services on HF

Post by floppy » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:07 am

ah... forgot to mention
SES only use SSB- and it is USB
not sure about the other services

to listen to these services
A decent long wire antenna or sloper antenna to get started
http://www.bcara.org/ant2.htm
preferably a modern radio with digital tuning with USB / LSB

If you really decide to start chasing HF
sooner or later you will need a wide-band HF Balun and a decent earth
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Re: WA Services on HF

Post by richard omeara » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:00 pm

Thanks every one.Im looking at the Icom IC R75.Hopefully that will do the job.But then i can get the VR-5000 for an extra $100.

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Yaesu FT-1802M 2m Ham TRX mobile x 2
Yaesu FT-7800R 2m/70cm Ham TRX and wide band RX mobile
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Re: WA Services on HF

Post by robbage » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:05 pm

They both look like great receivers. There's also this computer controlled unit from WinRadio for $1000 (Ozzie made too) Covers up to 50 MHz
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Re: WA Services on HF

Post by wayne » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:28 am

The Icom is a much better receiver.

The Yaesu is prone to overload on HF if hooked upto a decent antenna see reviews:
http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1197

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Re: WA Services on HF

Post by floppy » Thu May 26, 2011 6:22 pm

chopper wrote:and what areas?
on most of the frequencies, you can expect the signal to be heard hundreds or even thousands of kilometres away - particularly at night

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