UHF Private Frequencies

Submitted: Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 14:29
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Hi,

Could anyone give me a rough idea on how much private frequencies would cost and if they are compatible with the UH-040XR? How would you go about installing them into the radios if it was possible?
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Reply By: chopper - Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 17:31

Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 17:31
Private frequencies cost thousands.....

and no, your little uniden is not capable.

www.aca.gov.au

that's the Australian Communications Authority,

The only non commercial radio that I know of that is capable of recieveing AND SENDING on non public channels is the IC40s, but it must be programmed by a licsensed dealer.

excuse my curiosity, but why would you want a private channel??
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Follow Up By: CJ - Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 18:51

Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 18:51
Hi, I was looking at private channels because you can't really state your address, location or name securely over a CB radio. So that's finallised that idea!

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Reply By: chopper - Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 19:32

Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 19:32
a private channel is not really that private, anyone with a scanner can listen in, and anyone can get a listing of frequencies assigned to a particular area off the ACA website.

Short of digital encryption systems, there is no way you'll get a private message.

Have you heard of telephones???....

:-)
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 20:18

Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 20:18
UHF21 and 22 are for use by digital transmission signals, if you were really keen on your own frequencies (or "channels") you could do an analogue to digital conversion with encryption/compression, and possibly send it over those frequencies.

Caveat: I am not sure of the legality of using thase frequencies in that manner.
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Follow Up By: chopper - Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 06:29

Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 06:29
My understanding is that 21 and 22 are for telemetry signals, I think that the ACA would frown on encrypted voice comms on those channels.
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Reply By: ross - Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 08:54

Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 08:54
Satelite phones are dropping in price and offer the privacy of digital and the ability to be used from remote areas.
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Reply By: Simon - Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 21:09

Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 21:09
LOL, who would you give your name and address to on a private channel??

Somebody who already knows it? LOL
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Reply By: Baron from Skycomm - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 16:30

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 16:30
Hi CJ,

You can purchase 128 channel in-vehicle radios for around $990.00 that are programmable hi/lo power to meet ACA requirements.
A private channel will cost you $396.00 Application Fee and $187.00 P.A. Licence Fee.
That would allow you to have 40 channels of UHF Simplex, 8 channels for UHF Duplex, and 80 channels spare for your other pursuits.
These radios also offer priority scanning.

Hope this helps.

Regards, Baz.Skycomm
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