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Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Postby SteveNSWP » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:46 pm

Has anyone else been listening to Cairns VKR and noticed some weird new callsigns like FM and FC and RF? Does anyone know what the go is?
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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Postby mysteriousbrad » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:25 am

Yes, similar in Rockhampton Since last Monday, totally different call signs to the usual.
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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Postby NightFlight » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:27 am

First letter is the region (F would be far northern?), and I think second is the district (M is Mareeba?) RF is Road policing unit (traffic), followed by the region (far northern again).
Also believe the last digit with general duties (400 number) call signs indicates what time the shift started (eg 406 is 6am start). I guess this would only apply to stations with more than one crew per shift. Smaller stations with one car would probably retain their own callsign.
Wish we could still listen down here in SE QLD. :?
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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Postby gasgrassorarse » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:16 pm

SteveNSWP wrote:Has anyone else been listening to Cairns VKR and noticed some weird new callsigns like FM and FC and RF? Does anyone know what the go is?


Funny you mention this as I just updated my local area post that in the past week in the Bundaberg area I've been hearing weird new alpha numeric callsigns, also been hearing strange alpha numeric "reply codes" upon confirmation of accepting the job.
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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Postby Kazzaw » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:41 am

Also now getting these in SWQ - Have had Romeo Zulu (I'm lead to believe this is brisbane RDTU). On my drive to work this morning I heard a lot of Whisky Delta (Western districts?) coming from Stanthope, and surrounds.
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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Postby Kazzaw » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:16 pm

Yep can confirm completely different. So far have heard the Whisky Delta, appears to be warwick to gundy reigon. Delta Whisky I've heard but haven't been able to map it to a location (I'm thinking Dalby region) and Whisky Romeo, appears to be west of miles
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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Postby Comint » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:57 pm

Kazzaw wrote:Yep can confirm completely different. So far have heard the Whisky Delta, appears to be warwick to gundy reigon. Delta Whisky I've heard but haven't been able to map it to a location (I'm thinking Dalby region) and Whisky Romeo, appears to be west of miles

I think you may have Whiskey Delta and Delta Whiskey back-to-front.

When they did that re-org a few years back, they amalgamated Warwick and Toowomba into Darling Downs District, and Dalby, Roma, and Charleville into South West District.

So I am thinking that Delta Whiskey (Darling Downs - Warwick) is the old Whiskey Kilo area, and Whiskey Delta (South West - Dalby) and Whiskey Romeo (South West - Roma) are the old Delta Alpha (Dalby) and Romeo Oscar (Roma) areas.

It will be interesting to see if there are any Whiskey Charlie (WC) callsigns.

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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Postby Kazzaw » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:07 pm

What do you believe Whisky Charlie may be? I'll be listening tonight after I finish work at 10pm to try and ascertain some more specific callsigns/locations
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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Postby Kazzaw » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:12 pm

Just heard WC solved my own query - Charleville area
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