Fire Rescue Victoria

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Boort8720
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Hi all,

As you're all probably aware, CFA career firefighters and MFB are merging to create Fire Rescue Victoria. This is scheduled to occur on the 1st of July.

I am just wondering if anyone knows whether FRV will have their own allocation on the MMR/RMR or whether the existing CFA/MFB channels will be used? It is possibly too early to tell at this point.

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Mitch Baker - VK3FXMB

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X-Firey
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I think it is too early to tell just yet but I envisage not a whole lot will change at least not initially.

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Thanks X-Firey. I reckon you're on the money. The infrastructure and the channels are there. And I suppose it would be good for places like Mildura, Bendigo, Ballarat etc. to be able to communicate with their supporting brigades anyway.

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Mitch Baker - VK3FXMB

Uniden UBCD396XT, BCT15X, UBCD996T, UBCD436-PT, Tait TM9100, Simoco SRM9000 (VHF + UHF DMAP), Icom IC-2730a, Codan 9323 (Codan 9030 Autotune Antenna)

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From what I've read and been told FRV officers will be seconded to the CFA, driving CFA vehicles so from the public's point of view it's operations as normal. I don't see the radio allocations changing

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Don't they have radios for both systems in all trucks for both services? Obviously combining makes the most sense and I have heard ESTA referring to RMR and MMR as VMR (Vic Mobile Radio - both systems combined). But then AV is still on RAVNET. Who knows! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

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CFA appliances have a Tait VHF mobile radio for RMR and also carry portables for the MMR for comms with the MFB.
The MFB now have dual band mobile radios and portables.
Some may notice the MFB are currently using some of the old CFA UHF portables at the moment (Radio IDs 400####).
I believe that they have had some issues with the new ones (Microphone and Duress Button).

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