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Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by Kazzaw » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:12 pm

Just heard WC solved my own query - Charleville area

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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Post by Jabbo28 » Mon May 21, 2018 9:08 pm

I know it's an old thread, but here are my findings. Dalby regions used to be DA (Delta Alpha) but are now WD (Whiskey Delta) for Western Downs region.

WD301: Dalby
WD320: Murgon
WD330: Chinchilla
WD340: Cherbourg
WD345: Tara
WD360: Milmerran
WD401: Dalby
WD402: Dalby
WD412: Kumbia
WD421: Murgon
WD431: Chinchilla
WD450: Kingaroy
WD465: Kingaroy
WD470: Wondai
WD480: Cooyar
WD487: Peranga
WD900: Dalby

WK203: Warwick
WK256: Goondiwindi
WK501: Warwick
WK504: Kingaroy

WR402: Roma
WR420: Miles
WR490: Mungandi

RO201: Roma
RO271: St George
RO295: St George

DT365: Crows Nest
DT370: Goombungee

DW303: Warwick
DW403: Warwick
DW440: Inglewood

WC335: Toowoomba
RD931: Toowoomba

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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Post by Comint » Mon May 21, 2018 10:55 pm

Jabbo28 wrote:I know it's an old thread, but here are my findings. Dalby regions used to be DA (Delta Alpha) but are now WD (Whiskey Delta) for Western Downs region.

WD is South West District - Dalby/South Burnett Area.
See the third post above for a more detailed explanation.

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WK203: Warwick - now DW 4xx
WK256: Goondiwindi - is now probably DW 421
WK501: Warwick
WK504: Kingaroy

WK (Whiskey Kilo) no longer exists. It was replaced by DW.
DW is Darling Downs District, Warwick Patrol Group.

WK504 is not, and never was Kingaroy, as Kingaroy comes under Dalby/South Burnett.

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RO201: Roma
RO271: St George
RO295: St George

RO (ROma Area) callsigns no longer exist. They were replaced by WR callsigns.
WR is South West District - Roma Area.

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WC335: Toowoomba - WC335 is a Charleville area callsign.
RD931: Toowoomba - is a Road Policing Command unit operating in the Darling Downs District.
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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Post by rapps_101 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:41 pm

Jabbo28 wrote:I know it's an old thread, but here are my findings. Dalby regions used to be DA (Delta Alpha) but are now WD (Whiskey Delta) for Western Downs region.

WD301: Dalby
WD320: Murgon
WD330: Chinchilla
WD340: Cherbourg
WD345: Tara
WD360: Milmerran
WD401: Dalby
WD402: Dalby
WD412: Kumbia
WD421: Murgon
WD431: Chinchilla
WD450: Kingaroy
WD465: Kingaroy
WD470: Wondai
WD480: Cooyar
WD487: Peranga
WD900: Dalby

WK203: Warwick
WK256: Goondiwindi
WK501: Warwick
WK504: Kingaroy

WR402: Roma
WR420: Miles
WR490: Mungandi

RO201: Roma
RO271: St George
RO295: St George

DT365: Crows Nest
DT370: Goombungee

DW303: Warwick
DW403: Warwick
DW440: Inglewood

WC335: Toowoomba
RD931: Toowoomba
WD335 is Tambo
RO295 is Dirranbandi
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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Post by Comint » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:59 am

rapps_101 wrote: WD335 is Tambo
RO295 is Dirranbandi
As mentioned above, RO, and thus RO295 no longer exists.

Dirranbandi is now WR460 (South West District - Roma Patrol Group - Unit 460).

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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Post by rapps_101 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:36 pm

Comint wrote:
rapps_101 wrote: WD335 is Tambo
RO295 is Dirranbandi
As mentioned above, RO, and thus RO295 no longer exists.

Dirranbandi is now WR460 (South West District - Roma Patrol Group - Unit 460).

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My point was more that it wasn’t St George as per the earlier post I replied to
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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Post by smythie » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:18 am

Hi, i'm from victoria. Just wondering if QLD police are going digital encrypted. Our rural regions are in the process :(

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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Post by Vkfour » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:33 pm

smythie wrote:Hi, i'm from victoria. Just wondering if QLD police are going digital encrypted. Our rural regions are in the process :(

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Digitally encrypted in the south east, but not the rest of the state, yet. Appears that it could be a while before encryptation extends elsewhere.

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Re: Strange New Cairns Callsigns

Post by smythie » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:56 pm

Make the most of it!!

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