uhf radio channels

Submitted: Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 11:30
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Hi all,
Off Saturday to Lawn Hill and beyond, and would like to know what channel people monitor on their uhf's. I always have ch 40 in scan. So for those people how are out there alot and you come across another 4by do you call them up and if so on what channel. May be we should monitor a certain channel in scan, of course, in case you come up behind someone with a Exploroz .com sticker, just a though. Bruce Looking forward to the end of June,
Darwin via Lawn Hill-Borroloola.
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Reply By: Old Soldier - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 11:41

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 11:41
G'day Bruce & Anne,

I would keep an eye on Ch 18 for caravans and off road trailers etc, but would suggest you stay mainly on Ch 40 and scan from there.

Especially when you get amongst the narro one lane beef roads [and being from the Rockie area you would certainly know your way round them]

You will probably find a fair bit of [non cattle] road train traffic from Gregory Downs pub through to the Century Zinc Mine just before Lawn Hill.

If you stick on 40 you should have no problems at all.

Enjoy. i would normally be envious, but we are off to the north ourselves in 3 weeks

DennisN

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Reply By: crowe - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 12:30

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 12:30
www.acbro.org

worth a read, gives you channels print out list, what to use and what not to, uhf edicate, repeaters, etc
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Reply By: Mike - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 13:45

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 13:45
When you are in the Lawn Hill area, I'd stay at Adeles Grove, not Lawn Hill. Lots more user friendly, better facilities and only 10 minutes from Lawn Hill.

Happy trails, Mike.
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Follow Up By: Old Soldier - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 14:35

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 14:35
I would agree with Mike 100%

enjoy the bush

DennisN
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Reply By: Member - GOPE (SA) - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 14:28

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 14:28
Try a search in post. Lost of info there on uhf channels.
CheersOnly a few more sleeps.
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 15:43

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 15:43
Will keep an eye out for you as we leave Friday. Regards Bob
27th June Gulf trip
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce and Anne - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 16:19

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 16:19
Booked into Adel's Grove on the 30th,1st & 2nd,even thinking of going by Roper Bar too. This radio thing with uhf is abit different for me as Iam normally on a boat of some description, vhf and hf no worries, anyway if you site the green moo out there we will be on channel 40. only 4 sleeps see you's BruceLooking forward to the end of June,
Darwin via Lawn Hill-Borroloola.
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Follow Up By: GOB member vic - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 17:08

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 17:08
i wish you lot would stop bragging about leavin.
i still have 5 long weeks before we go
enjoy every minute of youre hols
steve89 nissan looking foward to august and more travelling
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (WA) - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 19:44

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 19:44
Necer mind Gob , iv,e still got 5 weeks to go too .Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (WA) - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 19:45

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 19:45
These keys are to close togeather , that should have been never .Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Reply By: Ruth - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 20:50

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 20:50
Around some Shires in Queensland now there is signage to tell you which UHF Repeater Channels are used in those Shires - particularly larger ones such as Diamantina where there were UHF Radio "blackspots". Out here in the "real" outback we mostly use Ch. 40on scan and we try to stay away from those channels where properties might be mustering and using certain channels to assist them in finding cattle and each other. You will soon work out by listening whether it's a work channel or jibber. And isn't there a lot of that now the school holidays have started! Great trip!
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Reply By: Member - Nigel (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 07:29

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 07:29
Around that part of queensland channel 40 is most useful. I set 40 as my base channel and then scan all 40 channels when we go inland. Sometimes it's hours between hearing anything on any channel.

4WD clubs can usually be heard on 10 or 12 and caravans are supposed to be on 18, but it will be the roadtrains on 40 that will be of most interest when travelling in that region.
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