Sunday, November 16, 2014


Hello and welcome back... Continuing with what i listen to on my Radio Receiver (Scanner), we come to Bank 4 - Military Frequencies near me, mostly Richmond, Holsworthy & Williamtown.

*** Due to the sensitivity of today's environment, use these frequencies with respect, ie, don't go doing stupid things near Military Bases.. ScanRadioNSW takes no responsibility / liability for idiots that want to do the wrong thing. ***


CENTRE            119.700       
APPROACH      135.900       
FLIGHTWATCH    121.100       
TOWER            135.500       
SYD RADAR    124.550       
GROUND            128.250       
VEHICLES    121.650       
SEC APPROACH    133.050       
GROUND DOD    134.100       
RAAF            119.000       
DOD            411.575 - NFM   
RAAF HORNETS    43.975  - FM       
RADAR WEST    135.100       
MOVEMENTS    269.200 - AM       
APPROACH    363.800    - AM   
TOWER            243.000 - AM       
TOWER            257.300    - AM   
AOCS HF NET    897.400 - NFM       
SQAD 37            322.700    - AM   
SQAD 33            322.500    - AM   
RICCOM            261.700    - AM   
DOD            330.200    - AM   
USAF            274.500    - AM   
AIR TO AIR    123.450       
MANTA            392.450    - AM   
BLACKHAWKS    121.000       
Glenbrook Heli    118.050 


SYD RADAR    124.550       
RANGE CTL PRI    72.350 - FM       
RANGE CTL SEC    82.400 - FM       
CH47 GROUND?    394.900    - AM   
Blackhawks    121.000 


Thursday, November 13, 2014


Hello and welcome back... With Christmas just around the corner, i thought i would take look at whats available in regards to current Radio Receivers from Uniden (Australia)


* UBC-355XLT

  • Desktop/in-car design
  • 300 channel memory (10 banks)
  • "Close Call" near-field RF capture technology
  • 8 pre-programmed service banks - and a private bank
  • Private/analogue/police/railroad/
    fire/ambulance/air/marine/UHF CB and AM CB, too!
  • 8 frequency banks
  • Band, Service and Close Call search programs
  • Lockout Search features allows skipping of continuous signals
  • Turbo search at 180 steps per second (5kHz step only)
  • Memory backup
  • Receives 25-88, 108-174, 400-520 and 806-956MHz bands
  • BNC socket fitted!
  • Includes approved AC power pack and DC plug & lead, too!
  • More Info 
My Thoughts = Not a bad radio, I owned one of these.. Basic, Easy to use, Receives really well.
The only bad thing i could say about this radio is that there is no Number keypad... which means when programing, its going to take a while.
Search for the frequency (unplug antenna) then program into private bank, then start searching for the next. and the next... Takes a good few hours to program.

* UBC-330CRS

  • A desktop scanning receiver and clock radio combination with large backlit LCD display!
  • Receives AM/FM broadcast bands and TV audio broadcast
  • 100 ch. programmable memory
  • Receives ANALOGUE police, airband, marine, railroad, UHF CB and AM CB (27MHz), etc.
  • Clock/alarm with snooze 
  • Channel/frequency lockout 
  • Channel memory scanning up
    to 60 channels per second
  • Priority channel
  • Airband search
  • Memory backup
  • Keypad touch tone
  • Low battery alert
  • Receives 531~1710kHz (AM
    BCB), 25~50.745MHz, 70~174 MHz and 400~512MHz bands
  • Accepts 3 x AA alkaline or carbon non-rechargeable batteries (NOT included!) for short-term power back-up.
    UBC-330CRS will NOT recharge any internally fitted batteries!
  • BNC socket fitted!
  • Includes  telescopic antenna (BNC plug), AM loop antenna and approved AC power pack!
  • More Info 

 My Thoughts = Basic unit, does AM/FM radio stations, TV Sound no longer works... also does 27Mhz CB radio (does anyone still use?)

* UBCD996T (No Longer Available from Uniden, but may get on EBay etc)

Designed and Engineered in Japan
Mobile Digital Scanner: Ideal for in-dash vehicle installations using DIN-E and ISO mounting
6000 Channel Memories
Trunktracker IV™ Operation: Follows unencrypted conversations on analogue Motorola, Motorola Astro 25 (APCO 25), EDACS, EDACS SCAT, and LTR trunked radio systems, including systems in VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, and 900 MHz bands. The scanner can scan both conventional and trunked systems at the same time.
Dual Colour LCD and Keypad
Multi-Site Trunking
GPS Support#:
- Location Based Scanning
- Point of Interest (POI) Alert
- GPS Display Models
Frequency Range: 25 – 512 MHz, 764- 776 MHz, 794 – 806 MHz, 806 – 956 MHz, 1240 – 1300 MHz
Close Call™ RF Capture Technology
Pre-Programmed Service Searches*:
- Police (analogue)
- CB Radio
- UHF CB Radio
- Racing
- Marine
- TV Broadcast
- Railroad
- FM Broadcast
- Air
Alpha Tagging
100 Quick Keys
Temporary Lockout
PC Interface (Software Available via Download)
DCS / CTCSS Rapid Decode
External Jacks – ANT: BNC Type
Internal Speaker: 8ohm.1W
Max Search Speed: 140 Steps/sec
Operating Temperature: -20° - +60°c
Size of Unit (mm): 184mm(w) x 151mm(D) x 56mm(H)
Weight without battery: 1.6kg

My Thoughts = Possibly one on the best radios you can get, a mix of analogue and digital gives you the best of both worlds, desktop / mobile, optional head unit (Click Here) is still available from Uniden
(why don't Uniden still sell this radio?)


* UBCD-396XT

Compact DIGITAL / analogue scanner
  • Trunk Tracking Version IV
  • Receives 25-520, 758-960 and 1240-1300MHz (23cm) bands
  • 25,000 "dynamic" channels
  • "Close Call" near-field RF capture technology
  • Bandscope for panoramic displaying of in-band signals
  • Multicolour LCD backlighting
  • 8 service searches; Police, Marine, Railroad, Air, HF CB, UHF CB, Racing and FM BCB
  • 100 quick-select keys
  • DCS/CTCSS rapid decode
  • 10 search banks, too!
  • Temporary lockout system
  • Frequency steps from 5-100kHz
  • 500 (250) temporary + 250 permanent search lockouts
  • IF Exchange allows swapping to alternative IF frequency
  • Frequency/ID auto-store
  • Lockout Search features allows skipping of continuous signals
  • 16-character text tagging
  • Strong signal attenuator
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • PC programming and control
  • Memory backup
  • Battery save and battery level
  • Repeater reverse feature
  • SMA-F socket fitted.
  • Includes AC adaptor/charger
  • Includes SMA-M to BNC-F adaptor, too!

My Thoughts = This is an Exceptional radio, like the UBCD996 its a mix of analogue and digital, reception is amazing (use a base antenna for optimum results), i own one of these and it goes without saying..its the best radio receiver i have ever owned.
The only bad thing i could say is that its a bitch to program... forget what you know about programming scanners.. it took me about 4-6 months to get to know how to use this radio BUT the software program Freescan makes it heaps easy and i'm getting older... things don't sink it like it used to,
A 10/10 radio

* UBC126AT

  • 500 alpha-tagged channels in 10 banks
  • Receives 25~88, 108~174, 225~520 and 806~960MHz
  • "Close Call" near-field RF capture technology
  • Pre-programmed service search automatically detects Police, Marine, Ambulance, Racing, etc
  • Program search, chain search, and direct entry search
  • Memory channel scanning, etc.
  • 16-character text tagging
  • Key touch-tone
  • Backlit display
  • PC programmable
  • Memory backup
  • Low battery alert
  • Includes antenna, DC cigarette lighter lead, USB cable, AC adaptor, 2 x NiMH batteries, belt clip and wrist strap

    My Thoughts = Looks pretty good, analogue only, alpha tagging is excellent (add a name to your frequency so you know who it is), looks rugged, close call (search for frequencies that are close to your location), never actually seen one of these...

    * UBC93XLT

    The UBC93XLT handheld scanner has a full frequency display and offers 200 programmable memory channels. Australian version.

    It has 'Close Call RF Capture Technology' and it covers the 800MHz band.

    Frequency ranges received are 25-88, 108-174, 400-512 and 806-956 MHz. Priority scanning, etc.
    Includes AC charger and two NiMH batteries.

    My Thoughts = Ive owned one of these, rugged, receives well, easy to program, comes with rechargeable battery's (how good is that?)
    The only bad thing i could say about this radio is the tinny speaker but that's just me being picky.

    * UBC73XLT

    The new UBC73XLT handheld scanner has a full frequency display and 100 programmable memory channels - 7 bands. Featuring 'Close Call RF Capture Technology', this scanner automatically 'listens' for nearby or close transmissions and immediately tunes to that frequency. It has 10 search banks.
    Australian version.
    Receives 25-88, 108-174 and 400-512 MHz. Priority scanning, etc.
    Includes a dual-earpiece lead, cigarette lighter adaptor lead and Australian frequencies on a CD.

    My Thoughts = Its basically the same as the UBC93XLT (prev radio) but without 800/900Mhz band and no rechargeable batterys or power supply, i would spend the little extra and get the UBC93XLT

    * EZI30XLT

    This Mobile Radio Scanner comes with 213 user favourite channels.
    Programmable Channels,
    8 Pre-Programmed Service Banks,
    3 Instant Channels,
    210 Favourite Channels,
    7 Frequency Bands,
    Favourite Scan,
    Memory Back Up,
    Keypad Lock
    Frequency ranges received are 75-85MHz, 88-174MHz and 410-489MHz.
    The EZI30XLT has a Backlit LCD Display for easy viewing at night or in low light situations.
    The EZI30XLT is an extremely compact unit. The unit measures 53mm (W) x 2.8mm (D) x 106.8mm (H).
     - 1 x EZI30XLT Scanner
    - 1 x Antenna
    - 1 x Beltclip
    - 3 x AA Alkaline Batteries
    - 1 x Earphone
    - 1 x Owner's Manual

    My Thoughts = Basic radio receiver, picks up FM radio stations and Airband, compact, good for young kids, i have never seen one of these radios.

    ** WHERE TO BUY **

    In Sydney, Andrews Communications or Action Communications are my pick

    Andrews Communications
    Shop 8, 41-51 Bathurst St, Greystanes, NSW 2145
    Telephone: (02) 9636 9060, (02) 9688 4301, (02) 9896 8972

    Action Communications
    198-200 Great Western Highway, Kingswood NSW
  • Phone 02 47 322 788 or 1800 802 948

    NOTE = Action Communications only sells the Uniden UBCD-396XT Digital / Analogue radio Receiver.  (pic below)


    ** NOTE **  If any other retailer sells any of these radios, send me an email at and i will add you to this list.


    Tuesday, October 28, 2014


    Hello and welcome back.... Something a bit different, this is happening to me.

    A friend of my eldest son (Jack) inherited a radio (A Yaesu FRG 8800) Shortwave Receiver from a Uncle that passed away quiet suddenly. From what i can gather, he loved and worked with radios most of his life, so much, that this particular radio come with a modification which adds Airband & Marine (108 - 174mhz) and a Pre-amp as an add on (FRA 7700)

    This radio had been sitting at Jacks house for a few months gathering dust and myself, being interested in Radios Communications, wanted to know if he wanted to swap for an easier and newer radio to use that I had purchased about a year ago... Fair swap I thought. Jack agreed.

    This is where it gets interesting.....

    When the Yaesu was dropped off at my house, i was eager to set it up and start using it...

    Maybe i was tired.. but you see, myself and my younger son seen this dark shadow walk past us and down the hallway that night...

    "Did you see that?" asked my son

    "Yes, that was strange" I replied... we have lived in this house for 10 years or so and have never seen anything weird happen...

    Other nights while operating this radio, i get a very strange sensation, like its not my radio, be careful with it or like... I'm being watched.

    I have never had anything like this happen before... After all, its just a radio, its just a piece of electrical equipment, its there to Receive Radio Frequencies....

    Several times now, out the corner of my eye, i see this dark man walk past the doorway, hallway, etc

    I haven't said anything to my wife as she would think i going crazy, but then, just last night, she seen it too... A tall dark figure walk past the doorway.
    Thinking it was my oldest son, my wife stated that she wanted to say goodnight before going to bed but was informed by my daughter that he was already in bed...
    I walked into my sons room and there he was tucked in bed, headphones on and hadn't been out of bed for at least an hour because he was watching a program on his Ipod.

    Call me paranoid but this afternoon, I rang Jack and told him he could have his radio back, I stated 'its not mine'...
    Yes it was given to me but there's a strange vibe that comes from this particular radio.. Something i have not experienced before from a piece of electrical equipment, Yes it did belong to a guy who is now passed and i feel like he wants Jack to have it, Not me...

    Strange, me thinks so...


    UPDATE - I gave Jack the radio back, funny thing is.. that he knows there's something going on with this radio...
    He stated that strange noises / happenings have been going on around his house.

    I find this kind of happenings interesting....

    I feel there is more to life than we know....



    Monday, October 27, 2014


    Hello and welcome back..... Bank 2 was GRN which is listed HERE

    BANK 3 is Local Airports near me, mostly Bankstown and Camden.


    TOWER crt frq    123.600       
    TOWER (CTAF)    132.800      
    GROUND smc    119.900       
    FLI PTY LTD    129.900       
    POLAIR            131.600       
    FORESTRY COM    132.550       
    HAWKER DE HAV    148.3375       
    SYD RADAR    125.800       
    B/TOWN AIR LTD    121.950


    TOWER    120.100       
    GROUND    121.900       
    GLIDERS    122.700       
    AIR BALLOONS    123.450

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014


    Hello and welcome back... Continuing with 'Whats on my Radio', an insight to what is programed into my various radios.


    NPWS (National Parks) - NOTE = Now listed as 'Office of Environment and Heritage' on the ACMA

    FIRE HELI 1    123.850       
    FIRE HELI 2    125.450       
    FIRE HELI 3    124.050       
    FIRE HELI 4    122.850       
    FIRE HELI 5    134.700       
    FIRE HELI 6    130.650       
    HELI SNOW    119.600
    Channel 1    80.0125       
    Channel 2    80.1375       
    Channel 3    81.2875       
    Channel 4    80.025       
    Channel 5    80.200       
    Channel 6    81.275       
    Channel 7    81.2625       
    Channel 8    81.250       
    Chamnel 9    81.850       
    Channel 10    81.875       
    Channel 11    81.900       
    Channel 12    82.000       
    Channel 13    82.0375       
    Channel 14    82.2875       
    Channel 15    81.925       
    Channel 16    80.4625       
    Channel 17    82.3875       
    Channel 18    79.8375   
    Channel 19    79.9625       
    Channel 20    79.9375       
    Channel 21    80.0125       
    Channel 22    80.1375       
    Channel 23    81.2875       
    Channel 24    80.025       
    Channel 25    80.200       
    Channel 26    81.275       
    Channel 27    81.2625       
    Channel 28    81.250       
    Channel 29    81.850       
    Channel 30    81.875       
    Channel 31    81.900   
    Channel 32    82.000       
    Channel 33    77.5125       
    Channel 34    77.6375       
    Channel 35    78.7875       
    Channel 36    77.525       
    Channel 37    77.700       
    Channel 38    78.775       
    Channel 39    78.7625       
    Channel 40    78.750       
    Channel 41    79.350       
    Channel 42    79.375       
    Channel 43    79.400       
    Channel 44    79.500       
    Channel 45    79.5375       
    Channel 46    79.7875       
    Channel 47    79.425       
    Channel 48    77.9625       
    Channel 49    77.5125       
    Channel 50    77.6375       
    Channel 51    78.7875       
    Channel 52    77.525       
    Channel 53    77.700       
    Channel 54    78.775       
    Channel 55    78.7625   
    Channel 56    78.750       
    Channel 57    79.350       
    Channel 58    79.375       
    Channel 59    79.400       
    Channel 60    79.500       
    Channel 61    79.5375       
    Channel 62    79.7875       
    Channel 63    79.425       
    Channel 64    77.9625       
    Channel 65    77.5125       
    Channel 66    77.6375       
    Channel 67    78.7875       
    Channel 68    77.525       
    Channel 69    77.700       
    Channel 70    78.775       
    Channel 71    78.7625       
    Channel 72    78.750       
    Channel 73    79.350       
    Channel 74    79.375       
    Channel 75    79.400       
    Channel 76    79.500


    Fireground 01 SIM ANLG    411.0125       
    Fireground 02 SIM ANLG    411.0375       
    Fireground 03 SIM ANLG    411.0625       
    Fireground 04 SIM ANLG    411.0875       
    Fireground 17 RPT ANLG    462.0625       
    Fireground 18 RPT ANLG    462.2875       
    Fireground 19 RPT ANLG    462.4250       
    Fireground 20 RPT ANLG    462.5250       
    Fireground 21 RPT ANLG    462.5375       
    Fireground 22 RPT ANLG    462.9000       
    Fireground 23 RPT ANLG    462.9625       
    Fireground 24 RPT ANLG    462.9875       
    FIRE TAC 1    119.100   -  Transmit = HOMEBUSH -WOLLONGONG - KATOOMBA
    FIRE TAC 2    128.700       
    FIRE TAC 3    132.350       
    FIRE TAC 4    123.650       
    FIRE TAC 5    132.550 (Used heavily with Blue Mtns fires)      
    FIRE TAC    118.150       
    FIRE TAC    124.450       
    FIRE TAC    130.550       
    FIRE TAC    133.200       
    FIRE TAC    124.250        

    SLSA (SURF LIFESAVING ) Sydney Region

    Green Point    470.52500       
    Shelley Bch    472.37500       
    Norah Head    488.65000       
    Maddens Plai    467.55000       
    Collaroy Sim    484.95000       
    Westpac Rescue    485.00000       
    Bilgola            472.95000       
    Barrenjoey    473.25000       
    Nth Cronulla    463.07500       
    Bondi            471.20000       
    Bronte            489.22500