Mackay Police and VKR Q's

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Mackay Police and VKR Q's

Post by Bennjarr » Mon May 20, 2013 8:59 pm

Hi all

Just wonding a few things
- when is mackay communications centre moving to rocky.
- what is the best freq to listen to sarina police from listening in mackay on.
- does any one known what the callsign aphla means in mackay
- how many people work in mackay communcations centre
- how many cops work on a Friday/ Saturday night in mackay.
And finally on an off chance does anyone know any QAS freqs for mackay and sarina.

Thanks

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Re: Mackay Police and VKR Q's

Post by Comint » Mon May 20, 2013 9:21 pm

Bennjarr wrote: - does any one known what the callsign aphla means in mackay
The Alpha callsign usually means "Alone", as in a Single crewmember, rather than the usual two crewmembers in a car.

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Post by mstrkrft » Mon May 20, 2013 11:14 pm

Comint wrote:
Bennjarr wrote: - does any one known what the callsign aphla means in mackay
The Alpha callsign usually means "Alone", as in a Single crewmember, rather than the usual two crewmembers in a car.

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Or State Traffic Task Force

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Post by Comint » Wed May 22, 2013 5:54 pm

Bennjarr wrote:
- when is mackay communications centre moving to rocky.
If it is going to happen, then probably on 1 July, when the Restructuring is supposed to take place. However, as Mackay will still remain a District in its own right, and a larger one at that, I suspect it will keep its Communications Centre.

The following document makes for some interesting reading, although it still doesn't cover everthing.

http://www.police.qld.gov.au/Resources/ ... gesQPS.pdf

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Post by rapps_101 » Fri May 24, 2013 1:42 pm

Comint wrote:
Bennjarr wrote: - does any one known what the callsign aphla means in mackay
The Alpha callsign usually means "Alone", as in a Single crewmember, rather than the usual two crewmembers in a car.

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Alpha has never had that meaning in QLD

Sarina is 468.0000
Hay Point is 468.0125
Ooralea is 467.8875
Mt Pleasent is 468.2500
Mackey CBD is 468.2125
Mt Bassett is 468.7500

I'd be surprised if Mackay Comms centre had more then 3 people on a Friday Saturday night
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Post by mstrkrft » Fri May 24, 2013 1:51 pm

rapps_101 wrote:
Comint wrote:
Bennjarr wrote: - does any one known what the callsign aphla means in mackay
The Alpha callsign usually means "Alone", as in a Single crewmember, rather than the usual two crewmembers in a car.

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Alpha has never had that meaning in QLD
I've heard it a number of times, Ipswich still uses that terminology a bit

"VKR just be aware I'm an alpha today" or "400 to 400 Alpha" If someone in their car is calling their partner who is on foot

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Post by rapps_101 » Fri May 24, 2013 1:54 pm

Interesting. Alphas official meaning is 'Admin' and given to call signs that are applicable statewide

Admittedly, Ipswichs' call signs aren't really in line with the majority of the state. They are definitely an anomaly
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Post by mstrkrft » Fri May 24, 2013 2:05 pm

Yeah every region seem to have their own little quirks

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Post by Comint » Fri May 24, 2013 3:25 pm

mstrkrft wrote:"VKR just be aware I'm an alpha today"
I've often heard State Traffic units use it in that manner, as well.

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Post by Vkfour » Fri May 24, 2013 7:07 pm

Yes, I too have heard State Traffic units using the Alpha prefix, and yes, different regions and even Districts within them do have their own little foibles, but they seem to be a lot less than they used to be. They started to be more uniform sometime back. From Gympie, the Village of the Damned, we get just all of the current Gympie District out to Kingaroy, the bottom part of Maryborough and all of the Sunshine Coast and I used to hear shift supervisors really giving some good serves. If I had received some of them, I would have given my partner my badge, gun and other equipment and run away!

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Post by Vkfour » Fri May 24, 2013 7:11 pm

On the original subject of Sarina frequencies, I have a cousin there who drives a scanner. He tells me that they do tend to HAVE to use the phone there a lot because their radio coverage isn't great. I noticed it too when I visited last. It will be interesting to see what happens with a restructure. Back in the Village of the Damned, they had difficulty communicating from just past the show grounds back to town. As I said before, if they can't get analogue to work, I just can't wait to see digital in action, or rather out of it.

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Post by rooster » Fri May 24, 2013 9:14 pm

List updated thanks again rapps...
rapps_101 wrote:
Comint wrote:
Bennjarr wrote: - does any one known what the callsign aphla means in mackay
The Alpha callsign usually means "Alone", as in a Single crewmember, rather than the usual two crewmembers in a car.

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Alpha has never had that meaning in QLD

Sarina is 468.0000
Hay Point is 468.0125
Ooralea is 467.8875
Mt Pleasent is 468.2500
Mackey CBD is 468.2125
Mt Bassett is 468.7500

I'd be surprised if Mackay Comms centre had more then 3 people on a Friday Saturday night

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Post by rapps_101 » Mon May 27, 2013 11:02 pm

Comint wrote:
mstrkrft wrote:"VKR just be aware I'm an alpha today"
I've often heard State Traffic units use it in that manner, as well.

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Its because State Traffic is state wide that they have the BA (alpha) prefix

In much the same way dog squad is Tango. They are always one up, but T denotes the specialist nature of the crew. Same with water police and rail squad.
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Post by rapps_101 » Mon May 27, 2013 11:09 pm

Vkfour wrote:On the original subject of Sarina frequencies, I have a cousin there who drives a scanner. He tells me that they do tend to HAVE to use the phone there a lot because their radio coverage isn't great. I noticed it too when I visited last. It will be interesting to see what happens with a restructure. Back in the Village of the Damned, they had difficulty communicating from just past the show grounds back to town. As I said before, if they can't get analogue to work, I just can't wait to see digital in action, or rather out of it.

Given that the sites will be shared by all agencies I'd (at least like to) think that coverage would improve as there would be more usable sites...
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Post by VKRMKY » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:58 pm

Bennjarr wrote:Hi all

Just wonding a few things

- does any one known what the callsign aphla means in mackay


Thanks
Alpha in the Mackay District is referred to Traffic Unit Motorcycle, ie: A952 or Alpha 952

Hope this helps

Cheers

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Post by rapps_101 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:21 am

It could also be RDTU (BA920) or FCU (BA910 ish)
RDTU is rarely one up
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