UHF channels

Submitted: Friday, May 31, 2013 at 15:54
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Hi all was wondering what UHF channel everyone uses when travelling ??
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Reply By: allein m - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 16:00

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 16:00
I use channel 40 around Broken Hill but very quite these days
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 16:17

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 16:17
Hullo Win

If you search for "UHF channel allocation", you will find references to what is designated by law (5, 11, 22, 23), plus generally agreed channels such as 10 - 4WD, 18 - caravans and campers, 29 - Pacific Hwy and 40 - generally truck and hwy vehicles.

I tend to mainly monitor and use 40 to listen to and communicate with trucks. I may at times also additionally scan 5 (emergency), 11 (calling) plus a designated chat channel if in convoy, for example 26.

IMHO, the main thing is to avoid chatting on the main channels - emergency, call and 40. The last one is primarily a working channel for trucks - used for passing, information sharing, safety, etc. If you out bush, the repeater channels 1 to 9 and 31 to 38, are often used by stations, with a base station at the HS monitoring traffic.

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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 16:26

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 16:26
There are also some channels that are used for locations such as the Simpson Desert. For examply channel 10 is generally used Simpson. And it may also be used at Big Red. However as Big Red is not in the Simpson Desert a lot of people use 40. It doesn't worry me one way or the other. I scan and just go with the flow.

But on the bitumen, in major cities or towns and at home it is usually turned off. There are exceptions to that rule.

Phil
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Reply By: jo b1 - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 17:04

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 17:04
Like PJR the UHF stays off....far too much pointless dribble. It can however be useful to ask a truck driver if the road is clear ahead in some situations....
Jo
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 17:09

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 17:09
UHF 80 Channels.

There should be more of the new radios around soon, so what channels will be the default?

I assume the trucks will use 80 and there are others claimed for Emergency etc of course.

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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 18:50

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 18:50
No, highway channel will still be 40.
The 80 channels and allocations are listed here . . .
http://www.uhfcb.com.au/80-Channel-UHF-Information.php

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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:08

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:08
Hi Win A

40, 40 or 40 unless on a road or track where we change to the designated channel for the duration. If you want to keep in touch when travelling in a group, caravanner chat channel 18 is for that reason, or just drop down a channel or two from 40. I have created a printable chart of the channels and their uses to go on each side of a page (1-40 and 41-80) suitable for laminating. Message me if you are interested.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:10

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:10
I had trouble with loading the photo - it kept telling me I had to be a financial member. It has now worked.

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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 07:06

Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 07:06
Motherhen - I have created a printable chart of the channels and their uses to go on each side of a page (1-40 and 41-80) suitable for laminating.

Great idea, I did the same thing !
Sits on the visor, and lets you know pretty quick suitable channels to check / scan or free simplex cahnnels to move to.
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 10:03

Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 10:03
Like others above, mine stays OFF, due to the constant barrage of foul language & inane chatter.
Only time I use it is if travelling offroad with others.

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