New PF radio sites licenced

Re: New PF radio sites licenced

Postby Bigfella237 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:49 pm

cartman wrote:A bigger question is my mind is how long will the NSWPF leave their conventional network in situ (as a disaster recovery alternative) once they switch over to the GRN in a few years time.

That would depend on a few different factors, firstly whether the GRN coverage is up to scratch?

It would also depend on whose decision it is, if left up to the PF I'm sure it would stay operational forever, but I'd think the Telco Authority would be pushing to remove duplicate networks ASAP.

Another factor would be whether or not they re-purpose the hardware from the PF bases and incorporate it into GRN sites like they did in Melbourne? If so then that may bring forward the timetable considerably.

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New PF radio sites licenced

Postby Scotty » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:10 am

cartman wrote:A bigger question is my mind is how long will the NSWPF leave their conventional network in situ (as a disaster recovery alternative) once they switch over to the GRN in a few years time.


If the RFS are used as the bellwether, we could expect somewhere around 10-20 years :)
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Re: New PF radio sites licenced

Postby Bigfella237 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:05 pm

A new PF ACMA site was added yesterday...

TANTANGARA (Radio Station Snowy Mountains) - ACMA Site: 9774
163.5875
163.6125

It's more or less in the middle of nowhere, about halfway between Adaminaby and Yarrangobilly as the crow flies.

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Re: New PF radio sites licenced

Postby ross85 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:06 pm

Bigfella237 wrote:A new PF ACMA site was added yesterday...

TANTANGARA (Radio Station Snowy Mountains) - ACMA Site: 9774
163.5875
163.6125

It's more or less in the middle of nowhere, about halfway between Adaminaby and Yarrangobilly as the crow flies.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but dont those frequencies listed above fall in to the Vhf hi band category?? If thats correct im not aware of nswpf using that frequency in the recent past, be interesting to know whats its used for. I know a few other sites in close proximity have had similar frequencies authorised in the last few days.
Eagles Nest Restaurant MT CRACKENBACK [9734]
Commsite INGEBIRAH TRIG [9736]
NPWS Site MT PERISHER [9751]
Commsite EUCUMBENE LOOKOUT [9772]
Tantangara Radio Station TANTANGARA [9774]
Commsite WAMBROOK TRIG [9778]
Police Site MT SELWYN [35846]

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Re: New PF radio sites licenced

Postby Bigfella237 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:56 pm

I'm sure I remember these high band VHF frequencies being used up in the Snowy Mountains years ago?

Wouldn't surprise me if the PF are only reinstating them now to try to make a point about GRN coverage pending their migration.

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Re: New PF radio sites licenced

Postby Garry » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:08 pm

or could it form a local SAR Network?
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Re: New PF radio sites licenced

Postby Wonky » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:16 pm

When I was up that way about 100 years ago (well a long time ago) there was a vote group with 159.0125 as the input and running 241.8 ctcss on the tx's:

Ingebyra 163.7750 159.0125 Ingebirah Trig, 28 K SW Jindabyne
Perisher Valley 163.6125 159.0125 NPWS site, Mt Perisher
Berridale 163.9625 159.0125 Wambrook Trig, Cooma
Thredbo 163.7000 159.0125 Mt Crackenback
Kiandra 163.4250 159.0125 Mt Selwyn
Eucumbene 163.8875 159.0125 Eucumbene Lookout
Khancoban Sth 163.7500 159.1500 Mt Youngal

Now the million dollar question, was it VicPol or NSW radio on them...I can't remember :oops:
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Re: New PF radio sites licenced

Postby Bigfella237 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:30 pm

This new site at Tantangara seems to be part of that same vote group with a TX of 163.6125 MHz and an input of 159.0125 MHz, looking back through my old records I have that group labelled as NSWPF "SPEC OPS" (no idea where that name came from though).

The new site also has an additional base with a TX of 163.5875 MHz and an input of 158.9875 MHz but Tantangara is the only place that's licenced so I guess it may be a back channel perhaps, although why you would need one in such a remote place I have no idea?

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Re: New PF radio sites licenced

Postby Bigfella237 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:17 pm

Two more of those high band VHF sites appeared on the ACMA today...

MT BLACK JACK (Snowy Hydro site) - ACMA Site: 9748
163.1125 (input 158.5125)
163.7500 (input 159.1500)

STALLION HILL (NPWS site Off Goobarragandra Powerline Track Kosciuszko NP 1.7km NE of) - ACMA Site: 9014204
163.0000 (input 158.4000)
163.7500 (input 159.1500)

So it appears there may be two vote groups, one with a 159.0125 input and the other with a 159.1500 input?

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Re: New PF radio sites licenced

Postby lolbananalol2 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:35 pm

Bigfella237 wrote:Two more of those high band VHF sites appeared on the ACMA today...

MT BLACK JACK (Snowy Hydro site) - ACMA Site: 9748
163.1125 (input 158.5125)
163.7500 (input 159.1500)

STALLION HILL (NPWS site Off Goobarragandra Powerline Track Kosciuszko NP 1.7km NE of) - ACMA Site: 9014204
163.0000 (input 158.4000)
163.7500 (input 159.1500)

So it appears there may be two vote groups, one with a 159.0125 input and the other with a 159.1500 input?

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What are those high VHF frequencies for?


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