Cairns Police Frequencies

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Michaelkade
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Cairns Police Frequencies

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Hi,

I recently moved to FNQ & was inquiring if anybody knew of an updated frequency for the Cairns Police in FNQ. Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Search the Police uhf allocation and you’ll find them ,
Between 467-470mhz

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Okay no worries I’ll work on in during the next few weeks. Thanks

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Active Police Frequencies Found in Cairns in the Northern Beaches community.

- 469.8750
- 469.6500


I’ll add more if anymore frequencies become active.
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Go to this site. Enter Cairns in the location, about a 50 kilometre range and the frequencies you are interested in, eg, 467.000 Mhz to470.000 Mhz and sit back with pen and paper.

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Oh try again, as per the previous post, but here's the site!
https://web.acma.gov.au/rrl/assignment_range.search

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Yeah that’s exactly what I’ve done and frequencies 469.8750 & 469.6500 were active in the northern beaches area. Glad to have found them

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If you search 467.5125 (Channel 1) to 469.9875 (Channel 199). There's actually only 198 channels but the SES have a licences on Bellenden Kerr which would make 199.

You'll get Police, Fire and SES for Cairns, Port Douglas and the Tablelands and if you're coastal enough with a good antenna you might even get Innisfail on this also. I have a list running which is a bit of a work in progress but I know the following.

Police are 107.2 CTCSS
Fire are 167.9 CTCSS
SES I have heard NOTHING at all

So far from what I hear Police have every second channel allocated, Fire and SES have every Fourth channel allocated (Between the Police channels).

There are a couple of P25 Digital channels in there but so far all encrypted.

There are a number of channels in there that don't appear on the ACMA database but are definitely live.

If you put the QPS link channels in (This will be dependant on your antenna and a good direct line of site shot to a tower) you could get traffic all the way to Thursday Island.

404.975 / 414.425 CTCSS 186.2 I heard the Mackay Channel rebroadcast on this for a while when the fires were on. Would have been a ROIP console patch for sure.
404.55 / 414.0 Links onto the Tablands channel from Yarrabah carries Tablelands and sometimes Bamaga traffic on it. You may only hear one end of the conversation depending on the multi-select / patch in place.

There's a bunch of others but haven't heard traffic yet.

Also in other Cairns traffic if you're interested in stuff outside the cops there is a fair amount of DMR at the Airport and Elsewhere (Sunbus is on DMR as of about 2 months ago)
Ambos are still on their 70 MHz allocations but also have UHF Links all the way to the tip. Essentially one City and One Rural channel.
Surf Life Saving is NXDN Digital (Including the Backpacker S.T.I. Lagoon downtown in the CBD)
Quite a bit of Security around
Lots of Transport Busses, Limo's etc. Though none at the moment of course.
Skyrail has some analogue and some digital channels
Quite a bit at the airport, though the AFP and Airport fire are digital and encrypted.
There is a bit of Marine traffic also.
I believe the Convention Centre is DMR Digital and I have decoded DMR at the Casino also (Once)

Fire Brigade Turnout channels (Only heard something once) Appear to be 461.75625 and possibly 466.26875. These are set off by a Zetron console (I haven't bothered to try and decode yet) and then have a voice afterwards (A little like on the Emergency Show years ago).

Ergon has a Digital Trunk system which is encrypted so no need to bother.

I've heard nothing but water telemetry on any Council channels

Mulgrave Mill has a Mid band system (As does Mossman Mill which you might be able to get if you're lucky).

There is little rail traffic. Just some shunting down the South end of town and Some Kuranda rail traffic when the tourists come back.

Most of the shopping centres have their own channels. I believe you're on the Beaches. You could try Smithfield on 485.3 but I'm pretty sure it is DMR.

There's plenty of others. Hotels, Clubs, Couriers, Busses, Taxis, Sugar Mills, Rental Car Companies, Crane and Construction companies, National Parks, Machans Beach Holdings (Have not heard anything on this), Schools, Aquarium, and the list goes on.

Have a look at maprad.io will give you a map to locate around yourself also.

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I heard 468.775 (HGS102) come alive in Cairns today. HGS102 puts it inn the QPS allocations and it also carried a CTCSS of 107.2
Not registered on the ACMA Database and not even sure if it was the right frequency, but I may not have been filtering it properly. It sounded like adjacent channel splatter, but I tried the channels on either side and nothing.
A male and a female talking about when did you hire the generators (Coates Hire), Do you need any more dongas out there? Mt Molloy and Mareeba both mentioned, do you need anything else before I bring the bus up from Cairns?
They also had a 'Roger' Or 'Over' beep on each of their transmissions.
Much like many of the Cairns channels there is a kind of a heartbeat once a minute or so (open squelch quickly, then shut down again). This went on for a bit and then stopped also.
Anyone else heard this or similar? If you don't have this channel in your scanner it might be a good one to put in.

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Came across similar recently , but not in cairns, someone using a police allocation frequency, and DMR as the emission type , a cap plus system, narrowed it down to a ‘large’ company , but after a month it was shut down ...

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Re: Cairns Police Frequencies

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Thanks for that information seems quite interesting, I’ll be sure to check some of it out. Cheers

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