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Police Radio Channels lost

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Police Radio Channels lost

Postby pussnboobs » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:34 pm

Hi Guys & Girls I am new to this forum but not new to scanning, But I have encountered a problem over the last few weeks that I can not solve. I spent 19 years in NSWFB & VRA so I have always had access to the right info and equipment. However now I am retired I do not have access to that info, so here is my question. I live in Macksville on the mid north coast and over the last couple of weeks I have been unable to here the police all other frequencies are good and if I travel north when I get to Urunga I can here them again not sure if I go south I have not been that way for a while, so have the frequencies changed and if so to what? I have free scanned all the obvious VHF & UHF channels with no luck. Please Help it is driving me nuts.
Thank You In Advance.
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Re: Police Radio Channels lost

Postby Vkfour » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:04 pm

I don't know about NSW, but the state is becoming digital, as is just about everywhere else. That could be the answer.
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Re: Police Radio Channels lost

Postby blacktown » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:17 pm

The answer is that police are progressively switching to P25 digital. I have compiled a list of frequencies for OSCAR and PAPA from the acma database for the purpose of logging what is currently digital and what is analogue. There are most likely some mistakes ... ie may have a missed a few analog sites. P25 is still in digital clear mode, though i suspect encryption will eventually be rolled out in the medium to long term. Greater Sydney has been encrypted since 2008. In the interim period however long that lasts you will need a digital capable scanner eg uniden396 to monitor them. The remaining analog sites are being slowly retired

I am frequently in the Port Macquarie region so i able to cover the far south but I would appreciate assistance from those folk living along the north coast or transiting the region (eg professional drivers/retired folk/on holidays) what is happening in their neck of the woods. From past experience a number of analog sites have become P25 on the same frequency plus some unlisted frequencies have been seen from time to time eg 468.0375 and 468.3375 that are not listed anywhere on the north coast.

I posted this on our local Sydney scaning site about 6 weeks ago and was able to get valuable feedback from a Coffs Harbour listener. Many thanks Alison for your contribution. I am expecting further rollout of digital and analog sites to continue to disappear, so your feedback from those either side of the border will be appreciated

467.8750 COFFS VOTE - Tx The Bluff Glenreagh - ACTIVE P25
467.8875 TABULAM VOTE - Tx Yates Flat
467.9000 BYRON VOTE - Tx Byron Bay
467.9500 BYRON VOTE - Tx Byron Bay
467.9625 KEMPSEY VOTE - Tx Cresent Head - ACTIVE P25
468.0125 NAMBUCCA VOTE - Tx Mt Yarrahapinni - ACTIVE P25
468.0625 KEMPSEY/NAMBUCCA VOTE - Tx Kempsey
468.1125 TABULAM VOTE - Tx Girard
468.1375 PORT MACQUARIE VOTE - Tx Mt Cairncross - ACTIVE P25
468.1750 WOODENBONG VOTE - Tx Haystack Mountain
468.1875 BALLINA VOTE - Tx Mt Buckombil, Wardell - ACTIVE Analog
468.2000 COFFS VOTE - Tx Boambee, Coffs Harbour - ACTIVE P25
468.2250 GRAFTON VOTE - Tx Cangai East
468.2875 TWEED-BYRON VOTE - Tx Springbrook Queensland - ACTIVE Analog
468.3000 GRAFTON VOTE - Tx Grafton, Woodburn - ACTIVE Analog
468.3125 CASINO VOTE - Tx Naughtons Gap
468.3750 DORRIGO VOTE - Tx Point Lookout Ebor
468.3875 NAMBUCCA VOTE - Tx Bowra Sugarloaf - ACTIVE P25
468.4250 GRAFTON VOTE - Tx Clarence Peak, Iluka - ACTIVE Analog
468.4500 COFFS VOTE - Tx Woolgoogla, Halfway Creek- ACTIVE P25
468.4625 NAMBUCCA VOTE - Tx Point Lookout Ebor - ACTIVE P25
468.4875 CASINO VOTE - Tx Homeleigh
468.5000 GRAFTON VOTE - Tx Banyabba Gibberage, Maclean
468.5125 PORT MACQUARIE VOTE - Tx Jolly Nose Hill - ACTIVE P25
468.5375 KEMPSEY VOTE - Tx Mt Yarrahapinni - ACTIVE P25
468.5500 DORRIGO VOTE - Tx Dorrigo
468.7125 BALLINA VOTE - Tx Evans Head
468.7250 BYRON VOTE - Tx Ocean Shores
468.7375 TWEED-BYRON VOTE - Tx Burringbar - ACTIVE Analog
468.7625 NAMBUCCA VOTE - Tx Nambucca Heads - ACTIVE P25
468.8375 PORT MACQUARIE VOTE - Tx Transit Hill - ACTIVE P25
468.8625 CASINO VOTE - Tx Parrots Nest - ACTIVE Analog
468.8750 WOODENBONG VOTE - Tx Toonumbar
468.8875 BALLINA VOTE - Tx Ballina East - ACTIVE Analog
468.9250 COFFS VOTE - Tx Sapphire, Mt Wondurrigah - ACTIVE P25
468.9625 PORT MACQUARIE VOTE - Tx Yarras Mount Seaview - ACTIVE P25
468.9875 TABULAM VOTE - Tx Tabulam
469.0000 GRAFTON VOTE - Tx Maclean
469.0250 GRAFTON VOTE - Tx Woombah (Yamba) - ACTIVE Analog
469.0625 KEMPSEY VOTE - Tx Telegraph Point - ACTIVE P25
469.0750 DORRIGO VOTE - Tx Mt Wondurrigah
469.0875 CASINO VOTE - Tx Parrots Nest, Mt Nardi - ACTIVE Analog
469.1125 CASINO VOTE - Tx Pickabooba Trig
469.1375 TWEED-BYRON VOTE - Tx St Helena, Byron Bay - ACTIVE Analog
469.1875 KEMPSEY VOTE - Tx Boonanghi - ACTIVE P25
469.2000 WOODENBONG VOTE - Tx Legume
469.2125 BALLINA VOTE - Tx Woodburn - ACTIVE Analog
469.2625 TABULAM VOTE - Tx Mallanganee
469.2875 DORRIGO VOTE - Tx Mt Hyland
469.3125 DORRIGO VOTE - Tx Clouds Creek
469.3250 COFFS VOTE - Tx Mt Coramba - ACTIVE P25
469.3375 PORT MACQUARIE VOTE - Tx Middle Brother - ACTIVE P25
469.3500 WOODENBONG VOTE - Tx Woodenbong
469.3625 BALLINA VOTE - Tx North Teven
469.3875 TWEED-BYRON VOTE - Tx Wardell, Tweed Heads - ACTIVE Analog Tweed Heads only
469.4250 WOODENBONG VOTE - Tx Yabra State Forest


KEMPSEY VOTE = Common Input 458.4375Mhz
PORT MACQUARIE VOTE = Common Input 459.0125Mhz
NAMBUCCA VOTE = Common Input 458.5625Mhz
GRAFTON VOTE = Common Input 459.000
COFFS VOTE = Common Input 458.950
BALLINA VOTE = Common Input 459.3875
BYRON VOTE = Common Input 459.2250
CASINO VOTE = Common Input 459.5875
TABULAM VOTE = Common Input 458.3875
WOODENBONG VOTE = Common Input 459.8500
TWEED-BYRON VOTE = Common Input 458.7875
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Re: Police Radio Channels lost

Postby Phil » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:52 am

pussnboobs wrote:Hi Guys & Girls I am new to this forum but not new to scanning, But I have encountered a problem over the last few weeks that I can not solve. I spent 19 years in NSWFB & VRA so I have always had access to the right info and equipment. However now I am retired I do not have access to that info, so here is my question. I live in Macksville on the mid north coast and over the last couple of weeks I have been unable to here the police all other frequencies are good and if I travel north when I get to Urunga I can here them again not sure if I go south I have not been that way for a while, so have the frequencies changed and if so to what? I have free scanned all the obvious VHF & UHF channels with no luck. Please Help it is driving me nuts.
Thank You In Advance.


Welcome,

i would personally use the Mt Yarrahapinni repeater as it will service the area reasonably well if in doubt give the second site a crack,

468.0125 NAMBUCCA VOTE - Tx Mt Yarrahapinni - ACTIVE P25
468.4625 NAMBUCCA VOTE - Tx Point Lookout Ebor - ACTIVE P25
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Re: Police Radio Channels lost

Postby pussnboobs » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:34 am

Thanks guys. Still a little confused i am old school i have been using a very basic system ie. GME TX 3500 In my work ute a tait t700 ex police car radio from way back in my work shop and a radio shack scanner at home. I have tried these frequencies in the scanner as well as the GME with no results so does this mean i will have to upgrade? And if so what is the best for a portable system for the car. I will sit down when i get a chance and post all my other frequencies for this area. THANKS AGAIN
PS i think i might have to catch up will technoligy.
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