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new england hwy

Post by bananaman » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:41 pm

can anyone tell me why the New england hwy is on channel 29and the rest of Australia is on channel 40? thanks

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Post by Stretch » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:43 pm

I always though ch 29 was the highway channel in NSW but 40 in QLD


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Post by bananaman » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:48 pm

i was talking to my father inlaw who is a truck driver and said the only hwy on 29 is the new england so does the gme book would like to know why this is so

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Post by Phil » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:12 pm

Bananaman i have travelled to Wollongong via the Pacific Highway, the Pacific from around Beenliegh is also on ch29 right the way down to wollongong
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Re: new england hwy

Post by Kevaclone » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:47 am

The channel 29 is for the Pacific Only
the rest of NSW and everywhere else is channel 40
the reason is that there are plenty of places that traffic on the New England can be heard very clear on the Pacific and vice versa. so to avoid interference the Pacific uses 29
29 is a much better option as the "Go Down A Couple" doesn't put then on a repeater channel and should have been the channel to use from the start as a highway channel

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Re: new england hwy

Post by Azoic » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:19 am

As a regular commuter from Grafton to Sydney, i use UHF Ch 29 all the time. The reasons are varied as to why, but Ch 29 is the chosen "Truckies" channel. Its similar to Ch 8 on 27 Mhz CB radio. Mostly road reports and "Howdy" type chat. Most truck drivers drop to Ch 24 for a "convo" then slip back up to 29 for road news. The "Official " Pacific Highway channel for trucks between Ballina and Raymond Terrace is UHF Ch 29.
I assume it the same for the New England too....

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Re: new england hwy

Post by peaman » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:44 pm

I always scan 29 and 40 when I'm travelling!

I've heard general truckie chat on 29 as far up as the D'Aguilar Hwy off ramp at Caboolture Qld, and general truckie chat on 40 down at Ballina and further south to Coffs Harbour.

I guess as it's CB radio, people just make their own rules up and others follow. There isn't a designated area to change channel from one to the other, it's pretty much do whatever you want but over the years, word of mouth has spread and most truckies know when to change to the other channel. Mind you, I've been in a lot of trucks who scan both channels like I do!

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