scanner frequencies

Submitted: Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 20:25
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Gday all, I just got one of those uhf things and it has a built in scanner but i have no idea about these things so was wondering if anyone could tell me some freq. i can lock in on the scanner. ThanksMore drive'n less talk'n
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Reply By: BurnieM - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 20:31

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 20:31
In NSW the Police and SES use frequencies around 460-470 mhz.
UHF-CB is on 477mhz.
What frequency range does the scanner cover and what do you want to listen to ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim (mr) - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 20:56

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 20:56
im in vic.i think it dose frome 400 to 512, and i dont care what i listen to, i just want to hear somthing so i know it worksMore drive'n less talk'n
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Reply By: Phil P - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 21:16

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 21:16
Try this link

http://www.derwood.com/vicscan/
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim (mr) - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 08:39

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 08:39
Thanks Phil that was a helpfull site.More drive'n less talk'n
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Reply By: Lyds - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 10:22

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 10:22
Mr Kim,

Do a search on something like "frequencies" - theres plenty of info already out there on the forum.

Cheers,
Stuart
- To err is human, to moo bovine -
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Reply By: JohnR - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 20:37

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 20:37
Mr Kim, you don't actually state what sort of "uhf things" you have purchased with the scanner, but most uhf cb (citizens band) radios will have a scanner that just scans the channels it will transmit and receive on. A scanner that may be separate is a different kettle of fish and you may need to know more about frequencies.

Incoming signals on 1-8 may be through a repeater and with the repeat function the uhf will actually transmit on 31-38 (31 for channel 1 repeater and so on) Repeaters increase the transmit distance considerably. Search repeater on the forum.

It is useful for knowledge of the channels or frequencies which others in your area are using. The actual frequencies will not be known by many people who actually use the uhf radios. I found travelling alone with my wife and no other vehicles it offered some security knowing the following vehicle was using a channel I could use a couple of years ago when in isolated areas.

UHF cb radios are good to get early experience anyway. Hear what the truckies and others disuss along the highways on channel 40 if what you have bought is the cb type. Near the Ocean Road I quite often get a commentary of where people are travelling as they talk to one another.

John
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim (mr) - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 22:41

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 22:41
its a uh013 with a built in scannerMore drive'n less talk'n
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Follow Up By: JohnR - Sunday, Oct 26, 2003 at 07:35

Sunday, Oct 26, 2003 at 07:35
Mr Kim, it seems you have bought one with programmable scanner.

The advice above from others can be helpful then, but do you need to hear the police and ambulance channels anyway. I am sure the police use more than one channel anyway and frequently use scrambling which is not nice to listen to either.

It comes back to what you want to do with it.
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