Radio Frequency Police band

Submitted: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 12:15
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I have heard that the police and SES freq can be put on my cb radio , I have a GME TX3400..question is are all the police freq the same or do I need diferent freq for diferent areas , same with SES...and will just a normal Radio shop be able to do it.....and just as an aside....I was very pleased with the radios performance on a recent Cape trip
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Reply By: Member - Chris (W.A.) - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 12:50

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 12:50
In W.A. you will never get the police frequency on a C.B. - only a scanner. The police radios operate on UHF but on a different frequency. The only way you'll get police on any radio is by stealing a portable police radio or vehicle radio which is highly illegal:) Police rely on repeater sites as do civilian UHF radios eg channels 1 - 9. SES use the civilian UHF frequency hence you being able to listen in and talk to them. The W.A. police are coming out with new radios within the next 12 months which will be impossible to listen in on including scanners (poor tow-truck drivers), and they will also incorporate a GPS tracking system for officer safety. From what the local plod in my town informs me of anyway.Love the bush.
Chris
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Follow Up By: Member - Nigel - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 06:53

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 06:53
The GME TX3400 and TX4400 have a receive only channels built in that can be programmed for frequencies other than CB. IE then can be used like a CB and Scanner combined.
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Reply By: Flash - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 12:59

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 12:59
I have the local freqs programmed into my TX4400, but I think they vary as when i cross the border from Q to NSw don't seem to hear much.
I'm sure somebody will have more info.
I'm also sure all the police RF traffic will be scrambled eventually- my mate already does this on his trawlers so's not to let the cat out of the bag.... amazing the cops don't already.
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Reply By: Wazza (Vic) - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 13:16

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 13:16
Had my TX3400 done a couple of weeks ago. Cost $20 at many GME Electrophone dealers, just ring around your local area's communication shops and you will find one quick enough. Takes them about 2 minutes to hook up the laptop to the microphone jack and upload them. You get 10 more channels: 41 to 50. It is receive only I got all of Melbourne districts. Beats listening to the rubbish on the radio sometimes. Like getting the news in real time. Scary though, the stuff that is happening in your local area.

You can also get fire, ambo, ses, or whatever you like as long as they are in the TX3400's frequecy range.

You cannot program the 3200 though. The TX4400 you can program yourself.

To steal a handy link from someone else from another forum (and also on this one - they know who they are!)

http://www.derwood.com/vicscan/



Cheers,
Wazza
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 13:57

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 13:57
Forget it if you are in Adelaide... Trunking is in nowadays..._____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 5th. *Cape York Trip*
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Follow Up By: craig - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 18:15

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 18:15
I was wondering were they went.
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Follow Up By: craig - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 18:17

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 18:17
oops! where not were
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 21:36

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 21:36
Yep Craig.. It has been in about 5 months or so...They just flicked the switch one monday morning and that was that....._____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 5th. *Cape York Trip*
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Follow Up By: Member - Votlip - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 08:44

Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 08:44
Police and others went to GRN (Government Radio Netwrok), supposed to be totally secure.
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Reply By: Rusty - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 15:10

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 15:10
rlbye,

The TX3400 does have an extra 20 chanels they are from 41 to 60. the same as the 4400 they are for recieving only. You can not transmit on them. The radio does not allow it.

The reason I bought the 4400 is that it can be tuned manually. The 3400 can only be done by down loading the fequencies via a computer etc.

Not sure where you are but in Sydney I have mine tuned to most of the police chanels. I'm not sure of the SES, but the ambo's operate on a fequence to low for these radio's

Hope this helps

Regards
Rusty
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Reply By: macca - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 16:19

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 16:19
wazza and rylbye are spot on. Vic is accessable as listen only NSW is as quiet as a church mouse and S A have disappeared too.
Any search on the net for CB sites will just about give you the freq's for emergency services, Air services,even pit crews for the super 8's
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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 09:25

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 09:25
rlbye

check out http://www.scannsw.aesvn.org/ for a list of nsw frequencies for NSW. I have programmed a number of them into my TX4400 and have no problems picking them up. As the site says, some LAC's have moved across to the new digital system.

the site also has some useful links to other resources

cheers,
Sam.
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Reply By: Member - Nigel - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 07:00

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 07:00
The national analogue UHF police allocation is 64 channels spaced at 25 kHz spacing starting at 467.850.

eg Police channel 1 is 467.850, channel 2 is 467.875, channel 64 is 469.425.

Police generally use linked repeaters, so you only need to find out the output frequencies of the police repeaters in your area. Eg in the area where I live (quite hilly) there are 3 repeaters that I can hear the same conversations on spread over a 50 km area.

some states/areas have changed to trunked digital systems that cannot be heard on the GME radios.
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Reply By: Niko - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 05:57

Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 05:57
Tricky dicky has books on the various frequencies for Police etc. Usually GME will program them in for you if you request it when purchasing a new Radio through one of their dealers. Otherwise, you may have to pay a few dollars for the priviledge. The one service I do know you cannot get is RFDS.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 20:14

Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 20:14
Niko,

RFDS do use UHF on CB band, for air to ground contact with personnel involved in evac medicals, and on clinic runs. Most stations now have UHF, even if their HF's are gathering dust somewhere.

At the altitudes the Kingairs and PC-12's fly at, it is possible to pick up transmissions many hundreds of clicks away. Hooroo...

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