UHF Radio What chanel?

Submitted: Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 20:48
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Can anyone tell me whether there is a specific UHF Chanel used by travellers. I generally listen to the truckie chanel 40 when travelling the highways or just leave it on scan. I'm wondering if there is a chanel prefered by travellers.

Adam.
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:00

Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:00
Ch 18 for caravanners and Ch 10 for 4x4's
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:01

Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:01
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:00

Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:00
10 for the 4x4'ers and 18 for the caravans,...
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Reply By: Russel & Mary - Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:01

Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:01
caravanners generally use 18 UHF, truckies 40. Rus
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Follow Up By: Russel & Mary - Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:02

Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:02
bloody hell, sometimes you have to be quick.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:08

Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:08
That is the nice thing about this Forum ... you rarely have to wait too long for a reponse ... even to some of the dumb questions I post from time to time.

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Reply By: Darian (formerly Banjo) - Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:20

Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 21:20
Yep to the above, but keep in mind you can miss a lot by "assuming" that certain channels are used by certain "types" - best to scan overall IMO if running solo. Many groups of travellers pick their own channel ...... on scan you will stumble across them - you might be able to trade useful info with them. When we travel in a group, we stick to one channel and don't worry about others (but people often get us when scanning). Our radio will scan whilst monitoring a set channel too (I think - the best of both worlds so to speak) but I haven't set it up for that yet.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 01:19

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 01:19
Well, when we travel across or down Roachie's York Peninsula, we put the UHF on scan. It's amazing how many of the local farming community use UHF to communicate between vehicles or tractors and Home base on their properties.

Some interesting and harmless eavesdropping can be heard folks and hardly a swear word is used.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 18:36

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 18:36
Sand Man, if you travelled into Western Victoria it would be the same.

If we hear swear words we see what has caused them and get the person counselled or if they aren't our own, find the employer as the voice goes into many family homes at kitchen level too. Some times a bit close at just four metres from the office dask and phone. Four living spaces, a ute, four 4bys and two tractors with them and the dairy office makes for regular useage on this farm. Three handhelds about too.
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Reply By: greydemon - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 02:06

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 02:06
Can someone from WA advise me which channels they use - I have always used 40 on road (for trucks) and 13 off road, it seems to work but maybe 10 is better. Either way, I have yet to find a caravanner with their radio turned on no matter what they have written on the back of their vans.
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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 08:05

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 08:05
If they are anything like me... they turn their radio to silent mode and that way they only have to hear from others with their selcall No. instead of listening to the swearing and idle chit chat that so often pervades the airways...
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Follow Up By: greydemon - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 11:20

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 11:20
You may be right Coyote, but if so what is the point of having the channel numbers in large print on the back of the van? I always find that truckies are great and really helpful but caravanners drift along in a little world of their own blissfully unaware of what is happening around them and only speeding up when they reach an overtaking lane.
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Reply By: Gossy - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 11:45

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 11:45
every time I have gone away (short and long trips) I have never found anyone to be on the correct channel. After 11 years in the army in communications I am fairly regimental when doing the correct things with radios etc. I have found it so frustrating that I now only use chatter between someone else I am travelling with or just have my radio on scan.
Even just last week I went down to the Goolwa beach to go to the Murray mouth. 4wd's everywhere. Not one answer or chatter on the correct channel ! I know almost everyone on ExploreOZ does the right thing as 4wding is a passion of ours but we are a very small % of the 4wding community. Just my two bobs worth!
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Reply By: Member - Trevor R (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 14:18

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 14:18
Adam,

Everybody is right, above. But in addition I will add trucks use ch 29 on the Pacific Hwy, mainly to avoid those who think 40 is the channel....ooops the cat's out of the bag now.

Cheers Trevor.
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