Thursday, July 30, 2015

UPDATED - HOW TO PROGRAM UNIDEN UBCD396XT

Hello and welcome back.... Just a quick post to let you know that i have updated my 'How to Program a Uniden UBCD396XT' page.. Both for GRN and for Conventional Scanning

CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

TALISMAN SABRE 2015

Hello and welcome back.... Short Wave and Military buffs will love this....
Apart from a Military exercise about to happen in America (Jade Helm 15 (Starts July 15th)), Australia has one of their own happening now.

Called Talisman Sabre 15, its a Joint Military operation being conducted over 20 days from early to mid July till Mid August 2015 and involves up to 30,000 US and Australian troops. It is the largest combined military exercise undertaken by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Defence forces from New Zealand (500 personnel) and Japan (40 personnel) also will join in the exercise.
The exercise involves the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Army in conjunction with US Marine Corps, US Navy and US Air Force. In 2015, the Australian forces participating in the Exercise will also include elements of the New Zealand Defence Forces.
Talisman Sabre will involve mid-intensity ‘high end’ warfighting

The exercises incorporate land-based, air and maritime activities conducted at various locations
within the Northern Territory (Darwin), Queensland (Rockhamton airport is buzzing at the moment, Townsville) and the Coral, Timor and Arafura Seas.

For Radio and Military enthusiasts,  Shortwave comms should be active (hopefully not digital) but also try out the Military Band as well and VHF Low band (see below)

FREQUENCIES TO TRY

Shortwave = 1 - 25mhz

VHF Low Band = 30 - 85 Mhz

Military UHF = 225 - 400 Mhz

Remember... Most of the times, Radio Comms change daily as do callsigns.

Also try App for Iphone called LiveATC or check below in LINKS for the PC version... Townsville Airport is under Australia section and is the last one as you scroll down or enter Airport code YBTL

I also want to wish the dedicated men and women of our Defense Forces a safe exercise and hopefully never get to use the real thing... Sadly, in the state of the world today... nothing is uncertain.


LINKS

http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=ybtl

http://video.defence.gov.au/play/dncTIydjoP3-25N5_z3Xl4tdAoqKPcDW#

http://www.aecom.com/deployedfiles/Internet/Geographies/Australia-New%20Zealand/Publications/Talisman%20Sabre/TS15%20Draft%20PER%20V03_27%20Oct%2014.pdf

http://www.swld.com.au/pages/aus_mhfcs.htm

http://www.swld.com.au/pages/aus_raaf_callsigns.htm

http://www.swld.com.au/default.htm

http://cqplanespotting.blogspot.com.au/




Some of the Equipment used in Talisman Sabre 15

 

Check out those VHF / HF antennas


Thanks to News Corp Australia for the photos

#TalismanSabre
#NSWRadio&Communications

Monday, July 6, 2015

THE BEAST - SOUTH WEST STORM CHASERS

Hello and welcome back..... Over the weekend, i got to catch up with Glen from South West Storm Chasers and to check out 'The Beast' - a Black Nissan Patrol

A range of Radios are available for Communication inc HF / VHF/ UHF/ SAT/ GSM

A on-board computer displays satellite imagery to the front touch screen giving up to date information.

Bring on Summer / Storms

LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-West-Storm-Chasers/734761679935423





Satellite domes & various antennas

Codan HF Antenna






Massive 'Thanks' to Glen from South West Storm Chasers - NSW

#SouthWestStormChasers
#storm
#StormChasers
#NSWRadioandCommunication



Thursday, June 25, 2015

WOLLONGONG FREQUENCIES

Hello and welcome back... Welcome to Wollongong, Situated on the South Coast of NSW.


Wollongong lies on the narrow coastal strip between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, 82 kilometres (51 miles) south of Sydney

The Wollongong metropolitan area extends from Helensburgh in the north to Windang in the south. It sits within the Wollongong Statistical District, which covers the local authority areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama, extending from the town of Helensburgh in the north to Gerroa in the south 

Geologically, the city is located in the south-eastern part of the Sydney basin, which extends from Newcastle to Nowra.

* = Old Frequencies.. May not work anymore

FREQUENCIES

Customs & Border Protection -  161.675,  852.8125,  928.8125

Wollongong Radio Cabs -  162.2875,  853.03125,  929.03125,  928.6125,  852.6125,  852.5125

Fire & Rescue - 119.100 (also SES),  931.500
                               Also
                            GRN (Government Radio Network)

Rural Fire - Click Here
                     Also
                     GRN (Government Radio Network)

Ambulance Service -  132.750
                                    Also
                                    GRN (Government Radio Network)

NSW Police - No Longer Available (Digital Encrypted),  78.3625*,  78.2875*,  78.900*

SES - GRN (Government Radio Network)

NPWS - 77.525*,  78.750* (also try GRN)

RTA - GRN

Wollongong Aerial Patrol - 470.525*

Surf Life Saving - 472.950*

Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol - 161.725*

Prime Television - 467.700*

Cement Aust - 72.0125,

St John Ambulance - 411.400
                                 412.100

Wollongong Hospital -  484.825

Wollongong Central Shopping Centre -  485.350,  490.950

Westfield Shopping Centre - 474.525,  462.0625,  493.5875 (Transmits from Figtree)

Kmart - 462.3625  (Transmits from Figtree)

Patrick Stevedoring -  485.125,  494.850, 495.125,  494.975

University of Wollongong - 164.0125,  163.8625

WIN Stadium -  474.850,  485.150

Wollongong City Council -  463.6375

Heyday5 -  494.950  (Electrical Services)

Wilson Security - 494.8375

Airservices Australia -  128.300
CTAF - 126.700
FIS - 124.600,  125.800

Rhemza Cranes -  484.8625

Guests Towing - 462.750*

Berrima Coaches - 162.3375*

Sydney Trains -  418.125
                          418.1125
                          418.3125
                          418.1375
                          418.325
                          450.1125

Port Kembla Coal Terminal -  494.875

Blue Scope Steel -  471.825
                              471.700
                              472.175
                              471.850
                              472.125
                              450.400
                              472.200
                              471.550
                              474.000
                              495.075
                              411.3625
                              411.4375
                              494.900
                              509.900
                              509.975
                              462.2375
                              462.3875
                              462.150
                              462.325
                              410.7875

AAT Port Kembla -  474.650
                                473.375
                                471.075
                                474.275
                                472.375
                                473.700
                                470.650
                                472.800
                                475.125
                                475.000
                                475.050
                                475.175
                                470.125
                                474.950

SCE Port Services - 494.800,  509.625


* = Old Frequencies.. May not work anymore

#Wollongong




HELICOPTER FLYING LOW OVER BLUE MOUNTAINS

Hello and welcome back.... If you live in the Blue Mountains and were wondering what the low flying Helicopter was doing buzzing around, then wonder no more.

The Helicopter (Tail No - VH-OSL) is owned by Osborne Aviation and is leased by Enveavour Energy (ex Integral Energy) and is conducting air survey work checking on power lines & trees for Bushfire safety preparations heading towards summer.

Also expect Helicopter Surveys in other areas as well including Sydney's West, Illawarra inc South Coast & Southern Highlands.

Pics below is the Heli used Yesterday. Photos by Michael Bailey (Springwood)























































CHECK OUT THAT CHUNKY CAMERA? UNDERNEATH...


#EndeavourEnergy
#Integral
#Helicopter