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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Interference wipes out National Broadcaster in Ulverstone

From the VK7 Regional News.

Around the 9th December 2017, Andrew VK7XR advised that something was interfering with ABC 91.7 FM which is transmitted from Mt Barrow. However, the interference was only in the township of Ulverstone.

Andrew drives along the coast numerous times a day through his employment, and noticed the interference only occurred in the main township of Ulverstone. Eric VK7EV had a listen and confirmed that a carrier no audio was completely wiping out or severely degrading ABC FM throughout the township.

Eric decided that someone else would fix it, after 3 days and interference still in the town 24/7, curiosity got the better of Eric. He took his 5 element 2M beam the smallest directional antenna not on a mast, and took bearings around Ulverstone, this may have caused some locals to think that Eric had completely lost it!
The signal was located as coming from the transmitter at a religious facility’s LPON transmitter. It was transmitting a strong carrier on 91.7 MHz. The transmitter was not at its registered operating location and definitely not on the 88 MHz.


Eric took down a few details and submitted an interference report to ACMA, due to coming up to Christmas, nothing was heard from ACMA. However, in early January ACMA Inspector / Field Technical Officer Compliance and Field Operations Tony called to confirm details and asked me for more info including pictures of the transmitting antenna.

Tony advised he had been in touch with the operator of the LPON station, advising them to switch off the transmitter until it was repaired, and to send ACMA updated Licence location details.
Tony asked Eric to confirm the interference had gone and this was confirmed.

Eric comments that this is another justification to my children for having all these radios and antennas, people he spoke with who listened to the ABC, just thought their radios were faulty or changed to another ABC FM frequency.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Close Call Logging - Stornoway

Yesterday while driving between the Kings Meadows and Prospect connectors on the Midlands Highway, I noticed Stornoway doing some work on the side of the road. I had my UBCD396XT running in Close Call mode, it logged them using UHF CB channel 16 (476.800MHz) for chat between the workers.

https://www.stornoway.com.au/

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

EDACS Loggings - West Launceston - 08/01/2018

04-044 AURORA Ltn After Hours
04-052 AURORA E-Coast/Midlands
04-061 AURORA GenerationOpsCtl
08-021 TAS POLICE Launceston Digital 1
08-025 TAS POLICE North5CountryAre
08-027 TAS POLICE North7ChatChn
08-066 TAS POLICE South 23 Hobart
08-085 TAS POLICE West 36 Country
08-094 TAS POLICE Statewide 54
08-097 TAS POLICE Statewide 55 (Radio Techs)

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Close Call Loggings - Launceston to Devonport - 2/1/2018

Last night I had to drive from Launceston to Devonport and back after work, I took my UBCD396XT and left it running in "Close Call Auto Store mode". Below are the results.

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**FreqLogITx - Report**
Report Date: 01/03/2018
Report Time: 08:07:26


Freq / Name: 411.1875 - TFS UHF
Date / Site: 01/2018
Notes: CTCSS 151.4Hz - Logged via Close Call 


Freq / Name: 464.100 - Ashley Youth Centre
Date / Site: 01/2018
Notes: CTCSS 179.9Hz. Found via Close Call 2/1/2018


Freq / Name: 479.475 - TT-Line
Date / Site: 01/2018 - Devonport
Notes: CTCSS 114.8Hz - Logged via Close Call Devonport 2/1/2018.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Monthly Scanning Loggings - December 2017

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**FreqLogITx - Report**
Report Date: 01/01/2018
Report Time: 20:01:55


Freq / Name: 070.325 - Ability Taxis
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 127.3Hz 


Freq / Name: 072.125 - Connorville
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 114.8Hz 


Freq / Name: 072.275 - Les Walkden
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 072.825 - Ability Taxis (Input)
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS C127.3Hz


Freq / Name: 077.525 - SES North
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Mt Arthur
Notes: CTCSS 94.8Hz


Freq / Name: 077.65 - TECS
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 078.0125 - West Tamar Council
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 114.8Hz 


Freq / Name: 078.2875 - LCC
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Mt Arthur
Notes:


Freq / Name: 078.3125 - LCC
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Freelands
Notes: CTCSS 114.8Hz 


Freq / Name: 078.375 - AMBO
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Kelcy Tier Devonport 
Notes:


Freq / Name: 078.475 - Forestry Tasmania
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Mt Arthur
Notes: CTCSS 186.2Hz 


Freq / Name: 078.625 - AMBO
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Mt Barrow
Notes:


Freq / Name: 078.65 - TFS Tamar
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 173.8Hz 


Freq / Name: 078.6875 - TFS
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 078.7 - AMBO
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Mt Dismal
Notes:


Freq / Name: 078.775 - AMBO
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Millers Bluff
Notes:


Freq / Name: 078.825 - AMBO
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Dazzler Range
Notes:


Freq / Name: 079.0375 - TFS Urban
Date / Site: 12/2017 - West Launceston
Notes:


Freq / Name: 079.0625 - AMBO
Date / Site: 12/2017 - West Launceston
Notes:


Freq / Name: 079.1375 - Forestry Tasmania
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 203.5Hz 


Freq / Name: 079.475 - Forestry Tasmania
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Dazzler Range
Notes: CTCSS 203.5Hz 


Freq / Name: 079.5625 - TFS North East
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 079.600 - TFS
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 173.8Hz 


Freq / Name: 079.6625 - TFS North East
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 079.9375 - TFS F31 Simplex
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 118.1 - Hobart Tower
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 118.7 - Launceston Tower
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 123.8 - ATC North
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 126.5 - ATC Launceston
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 126.9 - CTAF North West
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 127.3 - CTAF George Town
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 129.5 - QANTAS
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 130.125 - Jetstar Hobart
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 130.225 - Jetstar Launceston
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 130.35 - Virgin Australia
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 145.025 - 2M Ham Simplex
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 146.4 - VK7RAA 2M (Input)
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: Logged via Close Call in Launceston CBD. 


Freq / Name: 147.000 - VK7RAA 2M
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Mt Arthur
Notes: CTCSS 67.0Hz


Freq / Name: 156.35 - Marine 7
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 156.425 - Marine Weather
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 156.7 - Marine 14
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 156.8 - Marine 16
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 157.575 - TASRAIL Simplex VHF
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 203.5Hz 


Freq / Name: 158.000 - TASRAIL
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 203.5Hz 


Freq / Name: 161.075 - Artec
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: Logged via Close Call - Bell Bay


Freq / Name: 162.375 - TASRAIL
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Millers Bluff
Notes: CTCSS 203.5Hz 


Freq / Name: 162.475 - Boral
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Dazzler Range
Notes:


Freq / Name: 162.5 - Boral
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Mt Arthur
Notes:


Freq / Name: 162.6 - TASRAIL
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Dazzler Range
Notes:

Freq / Name: 162.6125 - TASRAIL
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Mt Arthur
Notes:


Freq / Name: 162.6625 - TASRAIl
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Snow Hill
Notes: CTCSS 203.5Hz 


Freq / Name: 163.05 - Redline
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Abels Hill
Notes: CTCSS 203.5Hz 


Freq / Name: 163.4375 - ToxFree
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Abels Hill
Notes: CTCSS 225.7Hz 


Freq / Name: 164.3 - Redline
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Dazzler Range
Notes: CTCSS 203.5Hz 


Freq / Name: 411.1875 - TFS UHF
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: Logged via Close Call


Freq / Name: 411.6125 - TFS UHF Simplex
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 151.4Hz 


Freq / Name: 412.3625 - TFS UHF
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: Logged via Close Call - Rocherlea 1.1 


Freq / Name: 413.35 - LGH
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: Logged via Close Call 4/12/2017 - DMR Digital Audio


Freq / Name: 413.7 - AMBO UHF Simplex
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 162.2Hz 


Freq / Name: 414.025 - TASRAIL UHF Link
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 233.6Hz. Abels Hill to Dazzler Range link.


Freq / Name: 414.425 - TASRAIL UHF Link
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 233.6Hz. Abels Hill to Snow Hill link.


Freq / Name: 433.925 - Unknown
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Launceston CBD 
Notes: Logged via close call in Launceston CBD. 


Freq / Name: 439.775 - VK7RDR
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Dazzler Range
Notes:


Freq / Name: 450.350 - Anaconda
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 77.0Hz. Logged via Close Call while in store.


Freq / Name: 450.375 - Unknown
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: Logged via Close Call - Kmart area.


Freq / Name: 454.275 - Metro (Input)
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: Logged via Close Call in CBD.


Freq / Name: 462.1 - Officeworks
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 462.1125 - Tas Ports
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS C114.8Hz - Logged via Close Call Bell Bay


Freq / Name: 462.25 - Kmart
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 91.5Hz


Freq / Name: 463.4 - Target Launceston
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 67.0Hz


Freq / Name: 464.100 - Ashley Youth Centre
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 179.9Hz. Found via auto store 3/12/2017


Freq / Name: 464.275 - Metro
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Abels Hill
Notes: CTCSS 210.7Hz 


Freq / Name: 464.375 - Metro
Date / Site: 12/2017 - Freelands Lookout 
Notes: CTCSS 210.7Hz 


Freq / Name: 467.175 - TECS
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 127.3Hz 


Freq / Name: 467.475 -Casino Security
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: DMR Digital Audio


Freq / Name: 471.525 - Basin Chair Lift
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 471.775 - UHF Rental
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 203.5Hz. Found via auto store 3/12/2017


Freq / Name: 471.850 - SILVERDOME
Date / Site: 2/12/2017 
Notes: Logged active at Kid I am - December 2017


Freq / Name: 472.825 - M D Duncan
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: DMR Digital Audio


Freq / Name: 473.5 - TASRAIL UHF Simplex
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 127.3Hz 


Freq / Name: 474.125 - Warren J Speers
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 474.375 - LCC Parking
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: DMR


Freq / Name: 474.775 - Uni Security
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: DMR digital voice


Freq / Name: 474.85 - Transport Inspectors
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 474.95 - JMC Group
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 186.2Hz 


Freq / Name: 475.000 - Churchill Parts
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 127.3Hz 


Freq / Name: 475.050 - McDermott Coaches
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 475.05625 - Tas Racing
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.425 - UHF CB Channel 1
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.450 - UHF CB Channel 2
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.475 - UHF CB Channel 3
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.500 - UHF CB Channel 4
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:

Freq / Name: 476.550 - UHF CB Channel 6
Date / Site: 12/2017

Notes:

Freq / Name: 476.575 - UHF CB Channel 7
Date / Site: 2/12/2017 
Notes: Logged active at Kid I am - December 2017


Freq / Name: 476.600 - UHF CB Channel 8
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.625 - UHF CB Channel 9
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.650 - UHF CB Channel 10
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.675 - UHF CB Channel 11
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.700 - UHF CB Channel 12
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.725 - UHF CB Channel 13
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.750 - UHF CB Channel 14
Date / Site: 2/12/2017 
Notes: Logged active at Kid I am - December 2017


Freq / Name: 476.775 - UHF CB Channel 15
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.800 - UHF CB Channel 16
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.825 - UHF CB Channel 17
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.850 - UHF CB Channel 18
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.875 - UHF CB Channel 19
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.900 - UHF CB Channel 20
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.950 - UHF CB Channel 22
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 476.975 - UHF CB Channel 23
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.000 - UHF CB Channel 24
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.025 - UHF CB Channel 25
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.050 - UHF CB Channel 26
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.075 - UHF CB Channel 27
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.100 - UHF CB Channel 28
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.125 - UHF CB Channel 29
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.175 - UHF CB Channel 31
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.200 - UHF CB Channel 32
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.225 - UHF CB Channel 33
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.250 - UHF CB Channel 34
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.275 - UHF CB Channel 35
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.300 - UHF CB Channel 36
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.325 - UHF CB Channel 37
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.350 - UHF CB Channel 38
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.375 - UHF CB Channel 39
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 477.400 - UHF CB Channel 40
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 479.325 - Warren J Speers (Input)
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 110.9Hz 


Freq / Name: 479.975 - Uni Security (Input)
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: DMR Digital Audio


Freq / Name: 484.550 - QANTAS UHF
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 146.2Hz - Logged via search and store in

Launceston. Suspect another user on this frequency.

Freq / Name: 485.25 - Marcom Watson
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 488.55 - TECS
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 151.4Hz 


Freq / Name: 492.6 - Launceston College
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes:


Freq / Name: 494.925 - LCC Swimming Centre
Date / Site: 12/2017
Notes: CTCSS 186.2Hz 

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Big Bash League (BBL) Scanning at Utas Stadium

Today the Big Bash League (BBL) was in town, playing two games at Utas Stadium. I had noticed some advertising for this a few weeks ago and thought it would make a good / interesting scanning target. In the past I had scanned and searched the bands when AFL games have been on at this location and have logged a number of interesting frequencies.

Today I arrived about half an hour before the gates opened, my thoughts being that this would give me a chance to catch any interesting radio traffic as they were setting up and first letting people in. I parked in a side street and then placed my UBCD396XT in "Close Call Auto Store" mode before walking past the ground, this logged a couple of frequencies. I then went and found a park bench just outside the ground and sat here for an hour searching the bands. Below are my results and some photos.

Overall I was very pleased with what frequencies I was able to find and found it an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.

FREQ NOTES Tones
459.1125 Open carrier  
462.0500 Security - Question regarding bag check and if an item is allowed DCS 754
464.0375 Open carrier CTCSS 254.1Hz
464.6625 Open carrier CTCSS 254.1Hz
465.2750 Open carrier DCS 116
466.2875 O/B camera to camera talk back DCS 116
468.8750 Open carrier CTCSS 254.1Hz
480.2125 Open carrier  
485.1500 Hobart Hurricanes Staff - request to open more gates  
486.3750 Camera O/B setup (Logged via Close Call) DCS 116
486.9500 O/B microphone checks DCS 116
489.9750 Event Catering staff - Issue with food delivery CTCSS 254.1Hz
505.1875 Open carrier  
505.7625 Open carrier  
506.2000 Open carrier  
507.4750 Main O/B and director talk back DCS 116














Saturday, 23 December 2017

Close Call Loggings - 23/12/2017

Today I was out and about doing my Christmas shopping, this took me around the CBD, over to Kmart and Target Mowbray. I logged the below frequencies via Close Call.

411.6125 - TFS UHF
433.925 - Unknown - Talk about stock levels
450.375 - Unknown - Checking cash on register 5
462.100 - Office works
462.250 - Kmart
463.400 - Target Launceston
465.3125 - Target Mowbray
474.375 - Launceston City Council Parking Staff (DMR)

Friday, 22 December 2017

EDACS Loggings - West Launceston - 21/12/2017

04-025 AURORA Ltn Service Jobs
04-027 AURORA Emrgency Call GT
04-030 AURORA East Coast
04-032 AURORA NE Service Jobs
04-033 AURORA Aurora *
04-034 AURORA Ltn Service Jobs
04-042 AURORA Hobart Service Jobs
04-043 AURORA Aurora *
04-044 AURORA Ltn After Hours
04-046 AURORA NE Services
04-061 AURORA GenerationOpsCtl
04-062 AURORA Faults&Line chks
04-080 AURORA Aurora *
04-102 AURORA Gen Ops North
04-103 AURORA UNKNOWN
04-122 AURORA Meter Readers N
04-123 AURORA Meter Readers NW
08-021 TAS POLICE Launceston Digital 1
08-025 TAS POLICE North5CountryAre
08-027 TAS POLICE North7ChatChn
08-065 TAS POLICE South 22 Country
08-066 TAS POLICE South 23 Hobart
08-085 TAS POLICE West 36 Country
08-086 TAS POLICE West37NWCities
08-087 TAS POLICE West 38 Chat
09-092 SES SES Regional 10
09-111 SES SES Regional 20
09-122 SES SES - NW 22
14-062 EDACS TECHS Ericsson Chat / TESTING

Friday, 15 December 2017

Talbot Road Lookout Loggings - 15/12/2017

70.32500  -  ABILITY TAXIS
72.27500  -  LES WALKDEN
72.82500  -  ABILITY (TX)
77.65000  -  TECS
78.01250  -  WTC WORKS
78.28750  -  LCC-MTARTHUR
78.31250  -  LCC-FREELANDS
78.47500  -  FORESTRY TAS
78.62500  -  AMBO-MT BARROW
78.65000  -  FIRE-TAMAR
78.70000  -  AMBO-MT DISMAL
78.77500  -  AMBO-MILLERS
78.82500  -  AMBO-DAZZLER
79.03750  -  FIRE-WEST LTON
79.06250  -  AMBO-WEST LTON
79.13750  -  FORESTRY TAS
79.47500  -  FORESTRY TAS
79.56250  -  FIRE-NE
79.60000  -  FIRE
79.66250  -  FIRE-NE
118.10000  -  TOWER-HOBART
118.70000  -  TOWER-LTON
123.80000  -  FIA-NORTH
126.50000  -  FIA-LTON
129.50000  -  QANTAS
130.12500  -  JETSTAR-HOBART
130.22500  -  JETSTAR-LTON
130.35000  -  VIRGIN BLUE
147.00000  -  VK7RAA-MTARTHUR
156.70000  -  MARINE VHF 14
158.00000  -  TASRAIL SIMP VHF
162.37500  -  TASRAIL-MILLERS
162.47500  -  BORAL
162.50000  -  BORAL
162.60000  -  TASRAIL-DAZZLER
162.61250  -  TASRAIL-MTARTHUR
163.05000  -  REDLINE BUSES
163.43750  -  TOX FREE
164.30000  -  REDLINE BUSES
411.18750  -  FIRE-UHF SIMP
412.36250  -  FIRE-UHF SIMP
454.27500  -  METRO (TX)
464.27500  -  METRO-ABLES
464.37500  -  METRO-FREELANDS
467.17500  -  TECS
471.52500  -  BASIN CHAIR LIFT
471.70000  -  PFRIFER CRANES
473.50000  -  TASRAIL SIMP UHF
474.12500  -  WARREN J SPEERS
474.85000  -  TRANSPORT INSP
475.00000  -  CHURCHILL PARTS
479.32500  -  WARREN J SPEERS (input)
485.25000  -  MARCOM WATSON
488.55000  -  MARCOM WATSON
492.60000  -  LTON COLLEGE
494.92500  -  LCC SWIMMING