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 Australian VHF & UHF Frequencies

Emergency Frequencies by Melbourne Suburb Aviation Frequencies Melbourne Victoria Australia
  SuburbPOLICE FIRE AMBULANCE
Altona 468.150, 468.200
469.400
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Ascot Vale 468.825, 468.850
469.375
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Balwyn 469.325 467.475 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Box Hill 469.325 466.875 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Broadmeadows 468.825, 468.850
469.375
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Brunswick 468.825, 468.850
469.375
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Bundoora 468.900, 469.200
469.225
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Burwood 469.325 466.875 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Carlton 468.725 467.775 413.075, 413.225
Clayton 469.325 466.875 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Croydon 468.250, 468.300
468.350, 468.925
466.875 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Deer Park 468.150, 468.200
469.400
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Epping 468.900, 469.200
469.225
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Footscray 468.150, 468.200
469.400
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Greensborough 468.900, 469.200
469.225
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Hawthorn 469.325 467.775 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Heidelberg 468.900, 469.200
469.225
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Highett 468.175, 468.525 466.875 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Keilor 468.150, 468.200
469.400
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Laverton 468.150, 468.200
469.400
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Malvern 467.975 466.875 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Melbourne CBD 468.725 467.775 413.075, 413.225
Mentone 468.175, 468.525 466.875 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Newport 468.150, 468.200
469.400
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Northcote 468.900, 469.200
469.225
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Nunawading 469.325 466.875 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Oakleigh 469.325 466.875 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Ormond 467.975 466.875 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Pascoe Vale 468.825, 468.850
469.375
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Preston 468.900, 469.200
469.225
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Richmond 468.725 467.775 413.075, 413.225
Ringwood 468.250, 468.300
468.350, 468.925
466.875 412.850, 413.100
413.350
South Melbourne 467.975 467.775 413.075, 413.225
Spotswood 468.150, 468.200
469.400
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Sunshine 468.150, 468.200
469.400
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Templestowe 468.900, 469.200
469.225
467.475 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Thomastown 468.825, 468.850
469.375
467.475 413.075, 413.225
Tullamarine 468.825, 468.850
469.375
467.475 413.075, 413.225  
Waverly 469.325 466.875 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Wheelers Hill 469.325 466.875 412.850, 413.100
413.350
Windsor 467.975 467.775 413.075, 413.225
Essendon Airport
119.800 Automatic Terminal Information Service
121.900 Essendon Ground
125.100 Essendon Tower
129.900 Airport Refuelling Service
135.700 Melbourne Radar
Melbourne Airport
118.900 Melbourne Departures
120.500 Melbourne Tower
121.700 Melbourne Ground
132.000 Melbourne Approach
129.400 Melbourne Departures
132.700 Automatic Terminal Information Service
Moorabbin Airport
118.100 Moorabbin Tower (East)
119.900 Moorabbin Ground
120.900 Automatic Terminal Information Service
123.000 Moorabbin Tower (West)
135.700 Melbourne Radar

CFA Frequencies & Districts, Victoria

Region 2, North Central, Bendigo
Ch 1 161.1000
Ch 2 161.1875
Ch 3 161.0875
Region 4, South West, Casterton
Ch 6 161.1125
Ch 7 160.9875
Ch 8 161.0875
Region 5, South West, Hamilton
Ch 11 161.0500
Ch 12 161.0125
Ch 13 161.0375
Region 6, Corangamite, Colac
Ch 16 161.1875
Ch 17 161.0875
Ch 18 161.0000
Region 7, Barwon, Geelong
Ch 21 162.4000, 162.5750, 162.8375, 163.2250, 163.5375, 163.6000
Ch 22 160.9875
Ch 23 161.1250
Ch 24 161.0125
Region 8, Westernport, Dandenong
Ch 27 162.4125, 162.6750, 162.7250
Ch 28 163.5500, 163.7875
Ch 29 161.1975
Ch 30 161.0750
Ch 31 161.0000
Ch 32 161.1375
Region 9, Gippsland, Warragul
Ch 34 161.1625
Ch 35 161.0625
Ch 36 161.0625
Region 10, Gippsland, Sale
Ch 39 161.0000
Ch 40 160.9875
Ch 41 161.0375
Region 11, Gippsland, Bairnsdale
Ch 44 161.0750
Ch 45 161.0250
Ch 46 161.0500
Region 12 Murray Goulburn, Seymour
Ch 49 161.0125
Ch 50 161.2250
Ch 51 161.1375
Region 13, Yarra, Lilydale
Ch 54 162.1625, 162.2375, 162.6875, 162.8875, 163.5250
Ch 55 161.1125
Ch 56 161.1750
Ch 57 161.2000
Ch 58 161.1000
Region 14, Outer Metro Norwest, Melton
Ch 61 162.1875, 162.7750, 163.2000, 163.5625
Ch 62 161.0625
Ch 63 161.1500
Ch 64 161.0500
Region 15, Midlands, Ballarat
Ch 67 161.0250
Ch 68 161.1625
Ch 69 161.2000
Region 16, Midlands, Ararat
Ch 72 161.0750
Ch 73 161.1375
Ch 74 161.1750
Region 17, Wimmera, Horsham
Ch 77 161.2250
Ch 78 161.1500
Ch 79 161.0000
Region 18, North West, Swan Hill
Ch 82 161.0125
Ch 83 161.0375
Ch 84 160.9875
Region 20, North West, Kerang
Ch 87 161.1250
Ch 88 161.0500
Ch 89 161.0250
Region 22, Murray Goulburn, Shepparton
Ch 92 161.1500
Ch 93 161.0375
Ch 94 160.9875
Region 23, North West, Wangaratta
Ch 97 161.0500
Ch 98 161.0750
Ch 99 161.0625
Region 24, North East, Wodonga
Ch 102 161.1250
Ch 103 161.0125
Ch 104 161.0875

 

MARINE FREQUENCIES Australia
Ch Ship Shore Use Ch Ship Shore Use
1 156.050 160.650   60 156.025 160.625
2 156.100 160.700   61 156.075 160.675
3 156.150 160.750   62 156.125 160.725
4 156.200 160.800   63 156.175 160.775
5 156.250 160.850   64 156.225 160.825
6 156.300 156.300 Search & Rescue 65 156.275 160.875
7 156.350 160.950   66 156.325 160.925
8 156.400 156.400 Port Operations 67 156.375 156.375 Supplementary Distress
& Working
9 156.450 156.450 Port Operations 68 156.425 156.425 Port Operations
10 156.500 156.500 Port Operations 69 156.475 156.472
11 156.550 156.550 Port Operations 70 156.525 156.525
12 156.600 156.600 Port Operations 71 156.575 156.575 Professinal Fishing
13 156.650 156.650 Port Operations 72 156.625 156.625 Yachts, Professinal Fishing
14 156.700 156.700 Port Operations 73 156.675 156.675 Non-Commercial, Yachts
15 156.750 156.750   74 156.725 156.725 Commercial
16 156.800 156.800 International Distress
& Calling
77 156.875 156.875 Yachts, Professinal Fishing
17 156.850 156.850   78 156.925 161.525 Commercial
18 156.900 161.500   79 156.975 161.575 Port Operations
19 156.950 161.550   80   157.025 161.625
20 157.000 161.600 Port Operations 81 157.075 161.675
21 157.050 161.650   82 157.125 161.725
22 157.100 161.700   83 157.175 161.775
23 157.150 161.750   84 157.225 161.825
24 157.200 161.800   85 157.275 161.875
25 157.250 161.850   86 157.325 161.925
26 157.300 161.900   87 157.375 161.975  
27 157.350 161.950   88 157.425 162.025
28 157.500 162.000  
Links to other sites on the Web

Marine Safety Victoria
Bureau of Meteorology Marine Website
Coast Radio Melbourne Unoffical Site
Australian Maritime Communications Stations
Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Melbourne Metro Ambulance
Ch Location Frequency
1 Clinician 413.4250
3 City/West 413.0750
5 West 413.1500
7 North/West 413.2250
9 City/East 413.3500
11 North/East 413.1000
13 East 413.8500
15 Outer north/east 413.3750
17 Outer east 412.8000
19 South 413.1250
21 Netcomm City 412.7500
23 Netcomm East 413.0250
25 Northern Voting Group Ch's 3.5.7
26 Southern Voting Group Ch's 9.11.13.15.17.19
27 Netcomm Voting Group Ch's 21.23
31 JMJ vehicle maintenance 413.1750
AMATEUR RADIO REPEATERS Victoria

Two Metre  VHF Repeaters

Frequency Location
146.700 Ferny Creek
146.850 Kinglake
147.0750 Mt Dandenong
147.1750 Olinda
70cm UHF Voice Repeaters
Frequency Location
438.075 Healsville
438.225 Olinda
438.325 Kangaroo Ground
438.700 St Albans
438.750 Olinda
439.375 Glen Waverly
439.625 Bayswater

 

SES Freq & Branch Locations Melbourne Victoria
Outer Metro Regional Regional East Metro West Metro  
Ch 1 Ch 2 Ch 3 Ch 4 Ch 5
468.600 468.625 468.650 468.550 468.575
Chelsea   Geelong Doncaster Altona
Croydon     Footscray Bacchus Marsh
Eltham
Frankston     Malvern Broadmeadows
Hastings     Moorabbin Craigieburn
Healsville     Oakleigh
Knox     St Kilda Keilor
Lilydale       Kinglake
Nunawading       Melton
Pakenham       Northcote
San Remo       Sunbury
Sorrento       Werribee
Springvale  
Upper Yarra  
Wonthaggi  
SES Codes
Code Number Meaning
1 Accident (MVA)
2 Injured or Sick Person
3 Dead Body/Person
4 Drowning
5 Members Requires Urgent Assistance
6 Electrical Power Lines Down
7 Explosion
8 Road Obstruction
9 Premises Open - No Person on Site
10 Task to Difficult to Undertake
11 Missing Person
12 Telephone LHQ A.S.A.P
13 Local Flooding
14 Evacuation Anticipated
16 Require Ambulance at Scene
17 Require Police at Scene
18 Require MFB at Scene
19 Require Welfare
20 Vehicle Breakdown
23 Contact Utility Company ie. Power, Water, Telstra, Gas, etc.
L.H.Q Local Head Quarters
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
ETC Estimated Time of Completion (of current task)
LOC STAT LOCation STATus
MVA or MCA Motor Vehicle Accident Or Motor Car Accident

Snowfields Frequencies(Vic & NSW)

Frequencies for  the ,Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) and Ski Lift Companies

& New South Wales Ski Resorts & Ski Patrols

 

Organization

Output-RXF

Input-TXF

Location

Mt Hotham Ski Co Ltd

151.0500

155.6500

Mt Hotham

Mt Hotham Ski Co Ltd

152.5250

 

 

Mt Hotham Ski Co Ltd

157.7500

 

 

Falls Creek Ski Lifts Pty Ltd

462.0000

452.5000

 

Falls Creek Ski Lifts Pty Ltd

463.0250

453.5250

 

Mt Buller Ski Lifts Pty Ltd

464.2750

454.7750

 

Mt Buller Ski Lifts Pty Ltd

464.6000

455.1000

 

Mt Buller Ski Lifts Pty Ltd

465.3000

455.8000

 

Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) VK3ARC

466.2250

456.7250

Lake Mountain

Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) VK3ARC

466.4250

456.9250

Falls Creek

Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) VK3ARC

466.6250

457.1250

Mt Buller

Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) VK3ARC

467.0000

457.5000

Mt Buller

Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) VK3ARC

467.0500

457.5500

Falls Creek

Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) VK3ARC

467.1000

457.6000

Mt Hotham

Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) VK3ARC

467.2750

457.7750

Falls Creek

Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) VK3ARC

467.3000

457.8000

Mt Buller Ski Patrol

Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) VK3ARC

467.3500

457.8500

Mt Baw Baw

Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) VK3ARC

467.3750

457.8750

Lake Mountain

Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) VK3ARC

467.6250

458.1250

Search and Rescue

Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) VK3ARC

467.8000

458.3000

Mt Higginbotham Ski Patrol

Alpine Resorts Commission (Vic) VK3ARC

507.1000

517.1000

Used at all Vic Ski Resorts

Perisher Blue

470.0250

 

 

Perisher Blue

470.9250

 

 

Perisher Blue

472.4250

 

 

Perisher Blue

472.6500

 

 

Perisher Blue

472.8500

 

 

NSW Ski Patrol

73.7300

 

 

 

Notes:

1-                 These frequencies are most active from late May until early September, although they are still used during the summer months in the high country too.

2-                 Victoria Police, SES, Ambulance, CFA & DSE all have direct access to 467.6250 (Search and rescue in the snowfields) via their own radio

Victorian State Mobile Radio(SMR)

also known as the

Victorian Government Radio Network(GRN)

Note: The SMR Frequencies appear in two tables. Table 1.1 for conventional scanners

and Table 1.2 for Trunk Tracking scanners.

 

Table 1.1: Victorian SMR Frequencies For Conventional Scanners

Use this chart to help program a conventional (non-trunk tracking) scanner.

Ch*

Frequency-Out

Frequency-In

1

164.0875

159.4875

2

164.1000

159.5000

3

164.1125

159.5125

4

164.1250

159.5250

5

164.1375

159.5375

6

164.1500

159.5500

7

164.1625

159.5625

8

164.1750

159.5750

9

164.1875

159.5875

10

164.2000

159.6000

11

164.2125

159.6125

12

164.2250

159.6250

13

164.2375

159.6375

14

164.2500

159.6500

15

164.2625

159.6625

16

164.2750

159.6750

17

164.2875

159.6875

18

164.3000

159.7000

19

164.3125

159.7125

20

164.3250

159.7250

21

164.3375

159.7375

22

164.3500

159.7500

23

164.3625

159.7625

24

164.3750

159.7750

25

164.3875

159.7875

26

164.4000

159.8000

27

164.4125

159.8125

28

164.4250

159.8250

29

164.4375

159.8375

30

164.4500

159.8500

31

164.4625

159.8625

32

164.4750

159.8750

33

164.4875

159.8875

34

164.5000

159.9000

35

164.5125

159.9125

36

164.5250

159.9250

37

164.5375

159.9375

38

164.5500

159.9500

39

164.5625

159.9625

40

164.5750

159.9750

41

164.5875

159.9875

42

164.6000

160.0000

43

164.6125

160.0125

44

164.6250

160.0250

45

164.6375

160.0375

46

164.6500

160.0500

47

164.6625

160.0625

48

164.6750

160.0750

49

164.6875

160.0875

50

164.7000

160.1000

51

164.7125

160.1125

52

164.7250

160.1250

53

164.7500

160.1500

54

164.7625

160.1625

55

164.7750

160.1750

56

164.8000

160.2000

57

164.8125

160.2125

58

164.8250

160.2250

59

164.8375

160.2375

60

164.8500

160.2500

61

164.8625

160.2625

62

164.8875

160.8875

63

164.9000

160.3000

64

164.9125

160.3125

65

164.9250

160.3250

66

164.9375

160.3375

67

164.9500

160.3500

68

164.9625

160.3625

69

165.0500

160.4500

70

165.0750

160.4750

71

165.0875

160.4875

72

165.1000

160.5000

73

165.1125

160.5125

74

165.1250

160.5250

75

165.1500

160.5500

76

165.6875

161.0875

77

163.1875

SIMPLEX

78

163.0625

SIMPLEX

79

163.6250

SIMPLEX

80

163.3625

SIMPLEX

*Channel numbers are provided for ease of scanner programming.

These are not the actual channel numbers of the SMR (ie matched to actual radio equip)

 

Table 1.2: Victorian SMR Frequencies for Trunk Tracking Scanners.

Use this chart to help program trunk-tracking scanners

Group

Use

Primary Control

Data Control

Traffic Channel

Traffic Channel

Traffic Channel

1

Rx
Tx

165.1875
160.5875

164.9250
160.3250

164.7000
160.1000

164.4875
159.8875

164.2750
159.6750

2

Rx
Tx

165.1750
160.5750

164.9125
160.3125

164.6875
160.0875

164.4750
159.8750

164.2625
159.6625

3

Rx
Tx

165.1500
160.5500

164.9000
160.3000

164.6750
160.0750

164.4625
159.8625

164.2375
159.6375

4

Rx
Tx

165.1375
160.5375

164.8875
160.2875

164.6625
160.0625

164.4500
159.8500

164.2250
159.6250

5

Rx
Tx

165.0875
160.4875

164.8750
160.2750

164.6500
160.0500

164.4375
159.8375

164.2125
159.6125

6

Rx
Tx

165.0750
160.4750

164.8625
160.2625

164.6375
160.0375

164.4250
159.8250

164.2000
159.6000

7

Rx
Tx

165.0625
160.4625

164.8500
160.2500

164.6250
160.0250

164.4125
159.8125

164.1875
159.5875

8

Rx
Tx

165.0500
160.4500

164.8375
160.2375

164.6125
160.0125

164.4000
159.8000

164.1750
159.5750

9

Rx
Tx

165.0375
160.4375

164.8250
160.2250

164.6000
160.0000

164.3875
159.7875

164.1625
159.5625

10

Rx
Tx

165.0250
160.4250

164.8125
160.2125

164.5875
159.9875

164.3750
159.7750

164.1500
159.5500

11

Rx
Tx

165.0125
160.4125

164.8000
160.2000

164.5750
159.9750

164.3625
159.7625

164.1375
159.5375

12

Rx
Tx

165.0000
160.4000

164.7875
160.1875

164.5625
159.9625

164.3500
159.7500

164.1250
159.5250

13

Rx
Tx

164.9875
160.3875

164.7750
160.1750

164.5500
159.9500

164.3375
159.7375

164.1125
159.5125

14
Infill

Rx
Tx

164.9750
160.3750

164.7625
160.1625

164.5375
159.9375

164.3250
159.7250

164.1000
159.5000

15
Infill

Rx
Tx

164.9625
160.3625

164.7500
160.1500

164.5250
159.9250

164.3125
159.7125

164.0875
159.4875

16
Emergency

Rx
Tx

164.9500
160.3500

164.7375
160.1375

164.5125
159.9125

164.3000
159.7000

164.0750
159.4750

17
Aircraft

Rx
Tx

164.9375
160.3375

164.7125
160.1125

164.5000
159.9000

164.2875
159.6875

164.0625
159.4625

Some SMR Users include Victoria Police, CFA, MFESB, DSE, RAV, MAS, SES, City West Water, Yarra Valley Water, South East Water, Regional Water Boards, V/Line, The MET, Sheriff’s Office, Vic Roads, Some Hospitals, and all State Government Departments.

These frequencies are owned by the State Department Of Finance, and only Vic Govt Departments have access to them.

Don’t forget to check the Facts Sheet on the Victorian SMR for further information

Communications

An effective and reliable communication network (consisting of radio, telephone, facsimile and Emergency Responses line facilities) is essential for both fire preparedness and fire suppression activities, for command and control and fireground operations.

In addition to mobile and landline telephones, DSE uses three main radio networks for its ground and aircraft communications, including Trunk radio – StateNet Mobile Radio, Incident Channel Network and the Fire Contingency Network.

Trunk Radio System – StateNet Mobile Radio (SMR)
DSE uses the Trunk Radio System for all day-to-day radio communications and for some command communications during fire. The Department liaises closely with the CFA in strategic radio communications matters. Telstra owns and maintains this radio system which is also shared by other Government and private bodies (including the CFA). The system has recently been refreshed and is expected to continue in use until 2012.

Conventional Radio Channels
Conventional radio channels are used for basic 'two way radio' operation, where channels are allocated to a variety of uses. Some channels are allocated to the 'Incident Channel Network', whilst others are allocated for internal and inter-organisational communications.

Telstra and DSE continue to work together to further develop the Trunk and Incident Channel systems to provide an improved service for fire fighting and day to day operational requirements

Fire Contingency Network
This network is a complex of remote repeaters, which operate on DSE's regional 'simplex' channels. This 'network' provides a strategic command network in the event of major outages of telephone, Trunk and Incident Channel Networks.

Emergency Equipment
DSE has a wide range of emergency equipment strategically located in the state to improve capacity and coverage of the fixed infrastructures to meet incident requirements.

Victoria’s Fire Services

Victoria has three fire services, the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (MFB) and the Country Fire Authority (CFA). Each agency has a distinct area in which it is responsible for fire suppression and these areas are defined in the relevant legislation (Metropolitan Fire Brigades Act 1958 No. 6315, Country Fire Authority Act 1958 No. 6228 and Forests Act 1958 No. 6254). Specifically MFB is responsible for the ‘Metropolitan Fire District’, CFA for the ‘Country Area of Victoria’ and DSE for the ‘Fire Protected Area’.

Rural Victoria is served well by two fire agencies, the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and the Country Fire Authority (CFA). DSE is responsible for the public land which comprises approximately one third of Victoria (much of it forested, remote and with limited accessibility) while the CFA is responsible for providing fire services to the remainder of rural Victoria and parts of metropolitan Melbourne. Operationally DSE and CFA are required at times to work closely together and to provide a unified approach to wildfire management across all categories of land.

The individual strengths of each agency are different and complimentary. CFA has an extensive network of more than 1,200 brigades located in communities across the settled areas of the State. It consists of a number of career officers and paid firefighters and it is able to draw on a fire suppression force of around 60,000 volunteers, with 1,500 tankers.

DSE, being principally a land and resource management agency, can draw on a diverse skill base for fire suppression. Consequently, DSE performs well in the management aspects of large fires and long term ‘campaign’ fires such as the Alpine fires of 2003, which involve multiple shifts and complex changeover arrangements. In addition, the knowledge gained through the ongoing use of fire as a management tool in forest, woodland and grassland settings, plus the recruitment of fit seasonal firefighters, provide DSE with a strong force for ‘dry’ firefighting in remote forested locations. DSE has its own fleet of dozers available for fire suppression and maintains an effective fire detection system of lookout towers. The State Aircraft Unit, on behalf of DSE and CFA, manages a fleet of between 20-30 specialised contracted aircraft to assist with fire suppression during the fire season.

DSE (including Parks Victoria (PV) and Department of Primary Industries (DPI)) has over 4000 staff of which approximately 2000 are trained and available for fire duties. Of these staff there are around 70 who have a full time professional role in fire management. To support its fire capability DSE employs about 800 additional seasonal firefighters largely in rural areas during the fire season.
 

  COMMUNICATIONS
RADIO NETWORK DESCRIPTION
Both
DSE
and CFA have comprehensive communication systems based on the use
of radios operating in the VHF bands using the FM mode of communication.
DSE
and CFA radios operate at around 160 Mhz. These radios are sometimes referred
to as "VHF-FM", "Departmental", "Agency" or "Tactical" radios. Details of the
individual frequencies and the channel numbers, which are assigned to them, are
provided in the previous section.
In addition, use is made of other communication systems such as HF-SSB. This is
the same HF-SSB normally used in aircraft, although the frequencies are different.
A number of frequencies in the Aeronautical (VHF-AM) bands are also used,
mainly in conjunction with fire operations.
The Telstra Statenet Mobile Radio (SMR) Network is referred to as "trunked"
radio. This network is designed to cover the needs of many Victorian public sector
organisations including
DSE
and CFA. It operates more like a mobile telephone
system.
DSE
trunk radios are divided into nine fleets, North West, North East Fire, North
East Support, South West, Far West, Port Phillip East, Gippsland Fire, Gippsland
Support, and a Statewide fleet. Aircraft radios are all in the State fleet. Calls can
be made between radios in different fleets by prefixing the radio number with its
fleet number.
CFA trunk radios are divided into six fleets, 2001 (Region 8, 13, HQ), 2401
(Region 9, 10, 11), 2801 (Region 12, 22, 23, 24), 3201 (Region 4, 5, 6, 16), 3601
(Region 2, 17, 18, 20) and 4001 (Reg 7, 14, 15). Calls can be made between radios
in different fleets by prefixing the radio number with its fleet number

RADIO INSTALLATION DESCRIPTION
Each contracted aircraft will normally be fitted with two Simoco 9000 Dual Mode VHF-
FM transceivers. These radios can function as either a Simplex mode radio in the 160
Mhz area or as a trunking mode radio using the Statenet Mobile Radio (SMR) network.
The other radio operates as Simplex only. The radios can be easily switched from one
mode to the other.
The primary radio must not be switched from trunk mode without prior approval of
the Duty Aircraft Officer, except in urgent fire situations. This is the primary means
of contact for re-deployment. Any change initiated for reasons of urgency must be
notified to the Duty Aircraft Officer on the State Air Desk as soon as possible.
The radios share a fitted keypad control head. All functions of the radio can be performed
using this control head.
OPERATION OF SIMOCO 9000 RADIOS
Operation of the dual mode Simoco 9000 radios can be divided into three parts: operations
in Simplex (PMR) mode, operations in trunking (Trunk) mode and operations common to
both modes.
Common operations:
Power on/off
Push the power on/off button to turn the radio on or off.
The radio should be turned off before turning off the
avionics master switch.
Volume up/down
Turn the volume knob to adjust the volume.
Channel / Address
up/down
Use the left or right arrows on the scroll button to scroll
through the available channels (Simplex mode) or
addresses (trunking mode).
Simplex Mode
In Simplex mode the SMR 9000 radio operates as a Simplex radio. The current channel
name and number is displayed on the control head screen.
Select a Channel
The channel is selected by scrolling with the left and right
arrow keys until reaching the desired channel, or typing
the channel number and pressing the # key.
Initiate a call
When the channel is selected a call can be initiated by
pressing the press to talk (PTT) switch in the aircraft.
Trunking Mode
In trunking mode the Simoco 9000 radio operates as a part of the Statenet Mobile Radio
(SMR) network. In this mode direct radio to radio calls can be made to any other radio
using the SMR network. Using a trunk radio is similar to using a cellular telephone. To
call another radio, its trunk address is entered and the call key is pressed. If the radio is
available on the network it will sound an alert tone. Once the receiving party answers the
call, the radios operation is the same as for conventional radio even though the call is
being passed through the SMR network.

Select an address
The address to be called is selected by scrolling with the
left and right arrow keys.
All aircraft radios are in the DSE STATE fleet. Calls to
radios in other fleets should be preceded with their fleet
number.
Initiate a call
When the address is selected a call can be initiated by
pressing the green handset key or press to talk (PTT)
switch. A ringing tone will be heard until the call is
answered. When the receiving party answers use the PTT
switch as normal.
Receive a call
The radio will sound an alert tone (2 beeps) and display a
message when it is being called. Radios installed in
contract aircraft will automatically answer incoming calls.
Once answered use the PTT switch as normal.
Cancel a call
To finish or cancel a call press the red handset key or dial
*# on the keypad.
State Air Desk
To call the State Air Desk press the Airdsk (F2) button.
This will call the Duty Aircraft Officer on trunk address
700.
Call time limits
Trunk radio calls on the SMR network are limited to 180
seconds. Call progress time is indicated on the control head
display. During the last ten seconds of the call a tone will
sound to warn of the imminent disconnection of the call.
There is also a 60 second limit on continuous transmissions
and connected calls without any transmissions for 60
seconds. These calls are disconnected without any warning.

 

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For a long time now, Scanner hobbyists have been under the impression that a "Trunking System" meant the end of their listening pleasure. Many commercial companies, individuals and government departments have now migrated onto these Radio Trunking Networks to facilitate a greater communication capacity.

These trunking systems are typically made up of a "pool" of different radio channels all of which are assigned on a random basis to make the most efficient use of the available channels. By utilising this method monitoring on a scanner can be a tedious problem and quite often you miss parts of the conversation because you don't know what frequency to look on next. This decoder will solve that problem and tell you what Channel the conversation has gone on to.

MPT 1327 and MPT 1343 are two of the common use protocols in Australia and around the world, and there is now available a Trunking Decoder device that is available to help you work out exactly what these networks are doing.

This decoder DOES NOT decode the Motorola Proprietary Smartnet system.

The Victorian Government set up their own State Wide Radio Network in Late 1994 and today is operated on a commercial basis by "Telstra Corporation". This network uses the MPT 1327/1343 protocol for its operation and a lot of time has been put into customising the software for this very network. Information such as some of the Site ID's display automatically which Base you are locked in on, many of the User groups are already defined together with Mobile radio number identification. The decoder will tell you which Channel the radios are currently transmitting on and display the frequency to tune to allowing you to keep a track of an entire conversation.

 

Who Uses The MPT 1327/1343 Trunking In Victoria, Australia?

Here is just a small sample of some of the users:-

Victoria Police (specialised departments only)
State Electricity Commission
Chubb Security - regional Victoria
Department Of Defence
Road Traffic Authority
Department Conservation & Natural Resources
Environment Protection Authority
Country Fire Authority Fire Command
Courier Companies
Transport Companies
Ambulance Transport Companies
Victorian Road Transport Authority - Vicroads
Telstra
Breakthrough Communications
 

And that is just a very small sample of the hundreds of different companies utilising this network across Victoria.

For Australia there is now inbuilt Channel Plan support for the Telstra Fleetscom Systems and the Victorian Communications 400 Mhz trunking system. More systems will be added by the author as information relating to Australian MPT 1327/1343 trunking systems becomes available.

The Telstra Fleetscom 400 Mhz Trunking system is also an extensive coverage system with many thousands of individual users. Telstra VisionStream (the people setting up Foxtel Cable TV) are extensive users of this system, as are Radio Rentals, Taxi Companies, Courier Companies just to name a few.

The BISCOM VHF Trunking network running in Victoria, Across New South Wales and Queensland is now also supported.

There is now also support for the Victorian Public Transport Corporation system operating in the 400 mhz band also as well as the Radio Technologies system which is marketed under the banner of Biscom which is the VHF High band.

If you want to listen to a MPT 1327/1343 Data Channel in Melbourne, Australia then program up you favourite receiver to one of these channels

StateNet - Telstra
164.8750 mhz 101 Collins Street
165.0000 mhz Kinglake
165.0125 mhz Ferny Creek
165.1750 mhz Mt Macedon
 

Biscom - Radio Technologies
166.7500 mhz 600 Bourke Street

Public Transport Corporation
414.5000 mhz Site ID 266
414.7000 mhz Site ID 286
 

Fleetscom - Telstra
416.2000 mhz 101 Collins Street
416.1125 mhz Kinglake
416.3375 mhz Ferny Creek
 

Victoria Communications
416.3125 mhz Mt Gisbourne Site ID 97
417.4375 mhz Kinglake Site ID 33
417.8000 mhz 500 Bourke Street Site ID 65
 

 

What Is Needed To Monitor This ?

The package consists of a Windows based piece of software, a decoder box which plugs into the Audio output of your scanner and the relevant cabling and power supply. You simply tune your scanner to locate the Audio of one of the control channels and away you go. To monitor the audio from the channels a 2nd scanner receiver is required. On your PC you need to be running either Microsoft Windows 95,98,ME,2000 or XP and have Com Ports 1,2,3 or 4 available for the serial data output from the decoder box.

The decoder is NOT a simple audio circuit decoder. It is has a dedicated Microprocessor controlling the modem functions and translating it into RS232 language.

The decoder takes the audio from your scanner receivers audio output and it stays locked onto the Control Channel. This uses your Headphone output and not the discriminator output.

A 2nd scanner is required if you wish to tune in at the same time to listen to the conversations taking place on the channel that the software tells you to change to.

 

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    Exciting Features - tracking conversations

    NOW Available - support for WinRadio receivers

    The FTrunk software now supports Trunk Unit Tacking on the following scanners ..

     

    AOR Icom OptoElectronics Uniden WinRadio
    3000 PCR100 Optocom BC780XLT WinRadio
    3000A PCR1000
    5000 R10
    8200 R7000
    8600 R7100
      R8500
      R9000

    The software will reaction tune to the approriate frequency (If supported in the software version) and allow you to hear the conversation taking place instantly . What this means is that you can program the software to track a particular Prefix Group or an Individual mobile ID within a Prefix Group and with the tracking enabled you can hear each and every call that goes out from that particular base station.  

    The software has configuration options to allow you to stop on a particular call before continuing on to allow you not to miss those important bits of information.

    If you have one of the tracking scanners supported by FTrunk and have a soundcard in your PC then FTrunk has the ability to record trunked conversations on your hard drive as wav files for later listening. It can be be configured to allow the user to record all conversations or just those from selected radios. This is a great way of identifying unknown radio users on a trunked system.

    If you wish to monitor the Victorian SMR Network you will need to use receivers that are capable of 12.5khz spacing in the VHF High band. Not all scanners will be capable of doing this, so check first.

    If you wish to monitor another Network rather than the supported ones then software can cope with that with the click on the approriate window and you can then monitor the raw control channel data from there. Under this system the Software will display Only the Go To Channel Number and NOT the frequency to go to.

    As more information becomes available about other MPT 1327/1343 Networks that are running across Australia, the author will make the necessary changes to the software to accomodate the new information. This software will be available via FTP on the Internet. This software and hardware has been developed in the U.K by Ian Wraith. The modem hardware unit is being assembled in Australia.

    MPT 1327/1343 as with many other trunking systems is capable of making and receiving Telephone calls via the network. Under the Radio Communications Act it is illegal to monitor any such transmissions made to or from the Telephone Network in Australia. You will need to check your own Countries rules & regulations regarding this for other parts of the World. It may also be an offence to use this package for commercial purposes, again you will need to check your own rules & regulations before using this package for commercial purposes.

    What Does It All Cost ?

    The complete package consists of the windows based software, the decoder box, the audio cable to go to your scanner, the data cable to go to your PC and the power supply cable (requires a 12vdc power source not included).

    Australian Residents Price

    $425.70 Australian Dollars inclusive of GST plus $22.00 postage and handling inclusive of GST

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    Because exports from Australia are free of the Australian government 10% GST your price is slightly reduced.

    $387.00 Australian Dollars plus $45.00 postage and full insurance. All orders are sent via Australia Post Airmail and Fully Insured.

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    PO Box 8054
    Northland Centre
    Victoria 3072
     

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