VKR Northern Region

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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by Comint » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:04 pm

crimestopper wrote:Okay so as much as it sucks, I may be moving out to Mt Isa in the next few months.
Does anyone know, or know where I can find, all Frequencies and Callsigns for the Northern Region?
The Northern Region encompasses the Mt Isa District and Townsville District.
Much Appreciated!
The Mt Isa frequencies were only recently (since Christmas) posted on these forums.

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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by Comint » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:46 am

crimestopper wrote:Where? Cannot see them in this section or the Frequency Lists section?
Sorry, were on another Forum, but posted by a member from here.
468.975 MHz - general use, and 468.425 for Special Events.

Anyway, its only a matter of scanning through 128 frequencies in the 468 MHz Band, to find the frequencies in use..

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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by fordlover95 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:15 pm

Do the frequencies change

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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by Comint » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:20 pm

fordlover95 wrote:Do the frequencies change
The 128 channels have been around since about 2003, so I reckon the answer is NO.

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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by rapps_101 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:51 pm

From time to time RES may change the channels in order to improve coverage and reduce interference.
As of this year Eidsvold is changing from 126 to 127 (for example)
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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by fordlover95 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:45 am

Mount isa frequency is 468.475 guys

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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by rapps_101 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:00 am

468.475 is channel 52 listed at Dump Hill
Channel 13 is a digital channel in the middle of town
Interoperable channel 34 operates off the top of the police station
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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by fordlover95 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:12 am

I have been picking up everything off of the frequency I mentioned above

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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by Vkfour » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:28 am

No doubt you are picking everything up on that one frequency because, to put in in simple terms, the same messages are broadcast over several different repeaters located in different areas. Check out the ACMA database. Make sure you input post codes from about 30 to 40 kilometres away.

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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by fordlover95 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:01 pm

how come the frequency 468.475 doesnt show up on the database

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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by Comint » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:54 pm

fordlover95 wrote:how come the frequency 468.475 doesnt show up on the database
Seems to me to be there.

http://web.acma.gov.au/pls/radcom/site_ ... =frequency

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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by Comint » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:12 pm

fordlover95 wrote:I have been picking up everything off of the frequency I mentioned above
The "interoperable channel" (still called Ch 34 from the old days of 64 channels, but which is now actually Ch 68 in the New Chan Plan) is only used in emergency situations where the Emergency Services (QAS, QFRS, QPS, SES etc.) need to talk to each other, although you may hear the Communications Centres doing radio checks at least once a month.

The "digital channel" is APCO 25 digital, and encrypted, and is usually reserved for Special Operations, such as drug busts, etc.

So, under normal circumstances, you shouldn't be hearing anthing on those frequencies.

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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by rapps_101 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:56 pm

Comint wrote:
fordlover95 wrote:I have been picking up everything off of the frequency I mentioned above
The "digital channel" is APCO 25 digital, and encrypted, and is usually reserved for Special Operations, such as drug busts, etc.

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Funnily enough they aren't always encrypted, and usually aren't used for drug jobs.
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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by fordlover95 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:32 pm

Well I live in mount isa and I hear everything that goes in through that frequency

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Re: VKR Northern Region

Post by Comint » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:58 pm

fordlover95 wrote:Well I live in mount isa and I hear everything that goes in through that frequency
Which one.

468.475 isn't the frequency I was talking about.

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