On Highway UHF Channels

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:45
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Hi Folks,

When you are on the main highways, what UHF channels do you normally use?
or do you just scan the lot

And how usefull do you find the repeaters.

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Reply By: Rock Crawler - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:56

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:56
well it always depends , if im in a hurry , I usually stay on 40 , for a possible tip on the boys in blue . But if Im not , ill sit on 10 . Much more pleasent to listen on the 4by channel than the fowl mouth truckies
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Follow Up By: Atropos - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:04

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:04
Its quite funny you should mention the language the truckies use, we are near to one of the major work sites building the new east-likn toll road in melbourne, their site uses channel 12 and I must admit that I have heard very little bad language on what is a busy site.

Perhaps a sign of the times that most folks whilst they know all the words not feel the need to use them...

At least I hope its so :-)
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:22

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:22
Hey Young Fella

What you doin? Aren't you supposed to working on the Mighty Q

I only use Ch 40 if I am over aking or being overtaken by a truck. Otherwise the radio is switched off ...lol
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Follow Up By: Rock Crawler - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:43

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:43
Atropos , you will find that there ok on there sight channel because of who is listening lol .

Willem ,I am bud , finnished making extractors last night , now about to go in and start on the wiring , and hydrolic stuff.

Not fun fitting a quad cam v8 with button clutch in a 8" lifted truck on your own let me tell you lol. But hey not in my 20's any more either hahahah
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Follow Up By: Member-Neil & Margie-Cairns - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:48

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:48
Hang on Rock ,,
I'm one of them truckies you are talking about ,, where as i don't leave Cairns as we have a rigid tipper ,i'm someone like you who dose't like to hear all the foul mouthed lingo on there either ,, not all the peoples on 40 are truckies ,, most are just idiots in there cars driving round being just that " IDIOTS " , i only use 40 in the car for road info , and man i hate being on there , what with the chicken man to the dog barks and god knows what else as well as the foul lingo ,, i just hate that chanel , but through all the crap , somewhere there , there is some good info , so before you go on about the truckies , make sure thats who you are listening too , pretty much these days the foul lingo has become part of the everyday ,, as much as i don't like it on the air and around ladies and i also respect any foke that don't use it ,, today it just seems to be the norm ..

Neil !!

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Follow Up By: Member - Andy Q (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 13:29

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 13:29
G'day Willem, I'm the Mighty Q, what work is bein' done on me, what's channel 40.
andy(Mighty Q)
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Follow Up By: Rock Crawler - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 14:55

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 14:55
Yes there are alot of idiots on 40 , yes there are some fantastic truckies with great info and great manners , Yes there are morons in cars givng it to the the truckies , but mostly its the truckies. Like yourself I do many kms with 40 on, and cant stand the fowl language used by everyone . Once you leave any major city , it gets better and is quite good . Once you enter metro again , its evedent that some soap wouldnt go astray to most truckies mouths .

I did say most , not all

but leave some soap for the local ratbags also
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Follow Up By: allanmac856 - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 17:59

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 17:59
Tend to agree Rockcrawler. Whilst not putting Neil in the same basket, tend to find alot of the conversations between truckies on ch40 is foul. Get some good info from time to time, but on a regular basis a couple will have a conversation & there are more 'F''s & 'C''s than normal words.By the same token, there are the 4wders who use foul language out on the tracks also. TBH, see no necessity to use foul language on the radio at all.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:12

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:12
Andy

I referred to the red GQ in Rock Crawlers Rig Pic as the Mighty Q (being a GQ) which he is converting to an AWESOME machine!!!

There are a few other Q's here on the forum but they remain anonymous...LOL

Channel 40 is on UHF Radio and it is basically known as the Truckie channel as they seem to converse on it whilst moving loads through this country
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:24

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:24
G;day

Go here ACBRO and click on the left panel at UHF channel usage.

Regards

Paul
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Follow Up By: Atropos - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:35

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:35
Hi Paul,

Thanks for the website , I sold some of the very first Phillips FM 320s and more Gemtronics 2325 SSB (27meg) sets when as a tempoary job I worled for Just CB in Melbourne for a while

Was it really 1978.....wow time flys when your having fun!
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Follow Up By: Member - Jon W (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:48

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:48
Many thanks Paul.
I was just about to query the use of Ch 29 in northern NSW after stumbling upon it in January.
Jon W
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 12:08

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 12:08
Hmm. I do remember the 27 meg CBs licensing and the FM320s....that long ago ....oh well...

UHF 29 is used as the highway channel when traveling the Pacific Highway btw Brisbane and Sydney due to interferance on 40.

I use the level of obscene/abusive language on the highway channel as a good indication of the quality of driver around me. As stated it is not only the truck drivers. Outside the major centres the problem greatly reduces.

Good info on the highway channel. I feel it should be at least monitored when traveling.

Regards

Paul
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