Using a UHF

Submitted: Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 15:49
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Hi....Ive recently bought a GME TX4400 UHF and am after some info on various channels etc that I should use, and also any rules and ettiqute that I should follow.

I know that #40 is truckie channel and I think #18 is for Caravaners, but what other useful info can you guys tell me...ie....best ways of contacting other users for road info, speed traps etc.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 15:54

Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 15:54
Program in the emergency channels and listen to the coppers !
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Reply By: Member - Pedro (SA) - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 16:04

Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 16:04
Milehigh,
1-8 & 31-38 are for Repeaters (Duplex) Avoid useing unless you choose to use a repeater. (if used your voice could exceed 10,000 sq km)
5 Emergency Repeaters.
10 4WD and recommended offically in national parks
11 calling channel. Must move to another channel once contact is made.
18 Caravans & campers.
22 & 23 Signalling & telemetry only. NO voice allowed.
40 Highway & Trucks.
Hope this helps mate.

Counting the sleeps!!
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 17:04

Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 17:04
Milehigh, have a look at:

www.geocities.com/ACBROteam/Life just ain't that serious.
Rohan (Sydney)
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 20:32

Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 20:32
Milehigh,

Using the repeater input channels, 31 - 38, on simplex, is guaranteed way to cheese people off. It's not as bad using 1 - 8 on simplex, as range from mobiles is not always that great.

Using scan while travelling can give you a good idea what channels are working in an area. Don't be put off by people telling you it's "their channel". Even repeaters can be used by anybody, though a certain amount of courtesy doesn't go astray.

Hope you enjoy it, it's a great way to communicate. Hooroo...
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Reply By: Member - Peter (WA) - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 22:01

Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 22:01
A lot of 4wd clubs are now using ch 12 ..ch 10 is known as the outback channel in WA you will find alot of farmers using it especially for there bush fire alertsBorn to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: Member - Waynepd - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 00:25

Friday, May 30, 2003 at 00:25
Hi Milehigh,
I found these sites good for locating listening frequencies.
Don't know where you are located but the second link is for NSW

http://www.aca.gov.au/pls/radcom/assignment_range.range_lookup

http://www.scannsw.aesvn.org/index.html

cheers
waynepd
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Reply By: Tony James - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 20:37

Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 20:37
Although channel 40 is generally the truckers channel Aust wide, for some reason channel 29 is used on the Pacific Hwy between Sydney and Brisbane. So if you wish to talk to the truck driver you want to pass and he doesn't respond on channel 40, its because he is on channel 29.
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