UHF channels

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 21:23
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We are travelling to broome in sept and I am interested to know what radio channels are commonly used (channel 40is a gimme) but are there any others, Im told channel 18 is the caravan channel?
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Reply By: pilbaralad - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 00:03

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 00:03
You'll be tripping over so many bloody caravans with the channel painted or stuck on the back you'll laugh for asking!!!!

P.S I live and work up this end of the world, better have booked in, although Sept is getting towards shoulder season. Quietens down very fast after the Shinzu Matsuri Festival (worth being in town for)
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Follow Up By: Member - Heather&Ashley - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 06:09

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 06:09
Thanks for the tip. Is there a better than the rest camping ground in Broome or are they all the same, I just need a bit of space for the camper trailer. I'm told that you need a week to see all of Broome and when is the festival on?
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Follow Up By: greydemon - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 17:57

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 17:57
I have just returned from a trip in this area - through Newman to Broome, Gibb River Rd, Kununarra, Bungles and back. On the tarmac there were indeed a host of caravans with 'UHF Ch 18' painted on the back. However, I never found any evidence that a radio was actually fitted, or perhaps they just don't turn them on. Not one caravan responded when I gave them a call. I stick to 40 on Tarmac and 13 or scan off the black stuff. I found it very useful to talk to the escort drivers of wide loads, they let you know when it's safe to come through - often overtaking a couple of caravans at the same time!
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Reply By: athol - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 00:58

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 00:58
There is a complete list in a thread in the archives some where, do a search?

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Reply By: Mick - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 08:00

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 08:00
All UHF repeaters are listed above in On The Road. But the bottom line is if just scan and see what's being used. Maybe set 40 as a priority channel to keep an ear on road news but scan all the others.
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Follow Up By: Tony - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:40

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:40
I think thats a good point Mick, have the radio on scan so approaching vehicle can just talk and you will pick them up no matter what channel they are on.
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Reply By: brooksy (in Dubbo) - Thursday, Aug 14, 2003 at 14:49

Thursday, Aug 14, 2003 at 14:49
Hi, go to the ACBRO (Australian Association of Citizen Band Radio Operators) www.acbro.org. They have all the info you need plus more.

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Reply By: pilbaralad - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 14:01

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 14:01
As for where to stay, my in laws lived at Cable Beach Caravan Park (Behind Cable Beach Club Resort) for 2 years and we stayed there a couple of times camping. It's got some good shade and grassed areas in the older section but the newer section is fairly desolate. I would suggest that you would have to be booked in well in advance to get into the older section for this reason. I can't comment on other caravan parks except to say that this one is the closest to Cable Beach. I'm sure other forumite's have stayed up there and can give you advice.

The Shinzu Matsuri festival is timed with the stairway to the moon, (or it was when I was last there, it may have been a co-incidence), probably give the Broome Tourist Bureau a call.

Have a great trip.
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