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Melbourne CBD Frequencies

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Melbourne CBD Frequencies

Postby tanger32au » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:22 pm

I am heading over in a few months. What are the best frequencies to listen to in the CBD? I will be programming my UBC126AT before I go.
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Re: Melbourne CBD Frequencies

Postby X-Firey » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:01 pm

I would suggest that you have a look at Vicradio Zone for starters.
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Re: Melbourne CBD Frequencies

Postby Pumper_50 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:21 pm

DMR and NXDN is plentiful over here but obviously the 126AT is unable to handle that mode, however the Tramways still operate a busy analogue net and you can hear some rather interesting events and exchanges.

Try some of these: https://vicradiozone.com/other/tramways/

SES are currently migrating to the P25 Trunking MMR Network (UHF) and RMR Network (VHF) but you might still hear some traffic on their legacy UHF and VHF freqs but I doubt it will be much given the speed at which they're migrating.

The final 4 CFA Districts will soon migrate to the RMR Network also vacating their old VHF Voting Network.

You might still hear a bit on the Ambulance Victoria VHF freqs used for Rural Ops.
If around the Melbourne area program in 165.3500MHz, but they too are transitioning to the RMR for Rural Ops and Ambulance Victoria Metropolitan Ops have long been on the UHF MMR Network.

Some aviation might also been on the cards: https://vicradiozone.com/other/aviation/

There is still analogue out there, but mostly couriers and taxis are prevalent on it.
Like I said DMR and NXDN is the more prevalent of modes here nowadays.

If you're local to Melbourne I could loan you a UBCD396XT for a few days when here so you can at least listen to MFB and Ambulance Victoria (Metropolitan) also.

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Re: Melbourne CBD Frequencies

Postby tanger32au » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:56 pm

Thanks for the replies.

I will check out that site, the trams and some close call scanning might be the go. I don't know how much free time I will have.
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Re: Melbourne CBD Frequencies

Postby Pumper_50 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:14 pm

No worries. I work in the heart of the Melbourne CBD mostly, so like I said I can have a UBCD396XT available for loan for however long you're about if you want to.

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Re: Melbourne CBD Frequencies

Postby Vkctomelb » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:41 pm

Hi pumper 50 was wondering if you could help me out... I have a UBCD396XT
And I would like to monitor Ambulance Melbourne north south east west etc would you know the best freaquency as I’m in Doreen... a suburb that’s pretty far out the northern suburbs just past Mernda... and signal is weak etc i wonder of
There’s is a stronger freaquency
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Re: Melbourne CBD Frequencies

Postby Xplorer » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:57 am

Vkctomelb

Have a look in Pumper_50 signature block for his website.
It is very informative and a great source of information.
Follow the links under "Government Networks"; "MMR Network", then "MMR Network Sites".


As you're in Doreen, you should be looking for suburbs close to you, like:
Craigieburn
Pretty Sally
Kinglake
Whittlesea
Diamond Creek
Mt Macedon
Mt St Leonard (strong signal throughout all northern suburbs)

TGID's are also on his website.
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