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Sunday, 31 January 2016

ToolPRO Safe Case Range


I have become a big fans of these cases, much cheaper than the "brand name" models but they still provide a great level of protection.



Scanner Loggings - 1/2/2016

70.32500 - ABILITY TAXIS PTY LTD
78.31250 - LCC WORKS
78.47500 - FORESTRY TAS
78.62500 - AMBO / MT BARROW
78.65000 - FIRE / TAMAR
79.03750 - FIRE / LTON URBAN
79.06250 - AMBO / LTON
79.56250 - FIRE / NORTH EAST
79.66250 - FIRE / NORTH EAST
147.00000 - VK7RAA 2M
161.07500 - ARTEC
162.50000 - BORAL
162.61250 - TASRAIL MTARTHUR
163.05000 - REDLINE BUSES
163.43750 - TOX FREE
411.18750 - TFS UHF SIMP
411.31250 - AMBO UHF SIMP
411.61250 - TFS UHF SIMP
438.05000 - VK7RBH 70CM
438.55000 - VK7RAB 70CM
439.77500 - VK7RDR
464.27500 - METRO (ABELS)
464.37500 - METRO (RSIDE)
474.22500 - LCC MUSEUM
474.37500 - LCC PARKING
474.77500 - UNI SECURITY
475.00000 - CHURCHILL PARTS
476.42500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 01
476.45000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 02
476.85000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 18 (LTON TIP)
477.40000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 40
485.25000 - MW COMMS
488.55000 - MW COMMS
492.60000 - LTON COLLEGE
494.92500 - LCC SWIMMING

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Scanner Loggings - 29/01/2016 - Freelands Lookout

70.32500 - ABILITY TAXIS PTY LTD
72.27500 - LES WALKDEN
77.52500 - SES / NORTH
77.65000 - TECS
78.28750 - LCC WORKS
78.31250 - LCC WORKS
78.47500 - FORESTRY TAS
78.62500 - AMBO / MT BARROW
78.65000 - FIRE / TAMAR
79.03750 - FIRE / LTON URBAN
79.06250 - AMBO / LTON
79.56250 - FIRE / NORTH EAST
79.65000 - FIRE
79.66250 - FIRE / NORTH EAST
147.00000 - VK7RAA 2M
156.72500 - TSMRG
158.00000 - TASRAIL SIMP
161.07500 - ARTEC
162.37500 - TASRAIL MILLERS
162.50000 - BORAL
162.60000 - TASRAIL DAZZLER RANGE
162.61250 - TASRAIL MTARTHUR
162.66250 - TASRAIL TOWER HILL
163.05000 - REDLINE BUSES
163.43750 - TOX FREE
438.55000 - VK7RAB 70CM
462.25000 - KMART LTON
464.27500 - METRO (ABELS)
464.37500 - METRO (RSIDE)
467.17500 - TECS
474.22500 - LCC MUSEUM
474.37500 - LCC PARKING
474.77500 - UNI SECURITY
474.85000 - TRANSPORT INSP
474.87500 - LCC CARRVILLA (Digital Audio)
475.00000 - CHURCHILL PARTS
475.05625 - TAS RACING
476.42500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 01
476.45000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 02
476.47500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 03
476.50000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 04
476.55000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 06
476.57500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 07
476.60000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 08
476.62500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 09
476.65000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 10
476.70000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 12
476.72500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 13
476.75000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 14
476.77500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 15
476.80000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 16
476.85000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 18 (LTON TIP)
476.87500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 19
476.90000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 20
476.92500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 21
476.95000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 22
476.97500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 23
477.00000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 24
477.02500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 25
477.05000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 26
477.07500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 27
477.10000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 28
477.15000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 30
477.17500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 31
477.20000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 32
477.22500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 33
477.25000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 34
477.27500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 35
477.32500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 37
477.35000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 38
477.37500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 39
477.40000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 40
485.25000 - MW COMMS
488.55000 - MW COMMS
492.60000 - LTON COLLEGE
494.92500 - LCC SWIMMING

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Launceston Area Frequency Usage Graphs - January 2016

Over the past month I have picked 15 random days and used the frequencies which were logged active on those days to construct some graphs on the usage of each frequency. All these are how many days out of the 15 possible days they were logged active by me, the number of times in each day they were logged is not relevant, just how many days they were logged.







Starting with the VHF Mid Band. 70.325MHz is fairly active, only not being logged on two possible days. Launceston city Council on 78.3125MHz has been active every day, this frequency is very busy during the 6am - 9am time period when crews are cleaning the CBD and streets. Forestry Tasmania on 78.475MHz has also been very active of late due to the number of bush fires in my area. The top end of the band which is used by the ambulance and fire services has also been very active of late.

Next the VHF high band. The three airband frequencies of 118.7, 123.8 and 126.5MHz have all been active every fay as you would expect. VK7RAA on 147.000MHz has also been logged very active. Tasrail, Tox Free and Redline have also been very active.

Finally the UHF band. This is more mixed with the two metro frequencies of 464.275 and 464.375MHz both being  very active. and logged every day. Uni security on 474.775MHz has also been logged active every day in this period. Below this are two rental frequencies, two Launceston City Council frequencies and then a real mix below that point of 70cm amateur repeaters, another Launceston City Council frequency and various business users.

Scanner Loggings - 27/01/2016

70.32500 - ABILITY TAXIS PTY LTD
72.02500 - ACC SERVICES
77.65000 - TECS
78.01250 - WTC WORKS
78.28750 - LCC WORKS
78.31250 - LCC WORKS
78.47500 - FORESTRY TAS
78.62500 - AMBO / MT BARROW
78.65000 - FIRE / TAMAR
78.70000 - AMBO / MT DISMAL
78.77500 - AMBO / MILLERSBLUFF
78.82500 - AMBO / DAZZLERRANGE
79.03750 - FIRE / LTON URBAN
79.06250 - AMBO / LTON
79.47500 - FORESTRY TAS
79.56250 - FIRE / NORTH EAST
79.60000 - FIRE
79.65000 - FIRE
79.66250 - FIRE / NORTH EAST
123.80000 - FIA/NORTH
126.50000 - FIA/LTON
147.00000 - VK7RAA 2M
156.42500 - TSMRG
158.00000 - TASRAIL SIMP
161.07500 - ARTEC
162.37500 - TASRAIL MILLERS
162.50000 - BORAL
162.60000 - TASRAIL DAZZLER RANGE
162.61250 - TASRAIL MTARTHUR
163.05000 - REDLINE BUSES
163.43750 - TOX FREE
163.86250 - MW COMMS
164.30000 - REDLINE BUSES
438.55000 - VK7RAB 70CM
439.77500 - VK7RDR
464.27500 - METRO (ABELS)
464.37500 - METRO (RSIDE)
467.17500 - TECS
474.12500 - WARREN J SPEERS
474.22500 - LCC MUSEUM
474.37500 - LCC PARKING
474.77500 - UNI SECURITY
475.00000 - CHURCHILL PARTS
475.05625 - TAS RACING
476.42500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 01
476.45000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 02
476.50000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 04
476.55000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 06
476.57500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 07
476.60000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 08
476.65000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 10
476.67500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 11
476.70000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 12
476.72500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 13
476.77500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 15
476.80000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 16
476.82500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 17
476.85000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 18 (LTON TIP)
476.90000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 20
476.97500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 23
477.00000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 24
477.02500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 25
477.07500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 27
477.10000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 28
477.12500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 29
477.15000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 30
477.17500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 31
477.20000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 32
477.25000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 34
477.27500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 35
477.32500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 37
477.35000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 38
477.37500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 39
477.40000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 40
485.25000 - MW COMMS
488.55000 - MW COMMS
492.60000 - LTON COLLEGE
494.92500 - LCC SWIMMING

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Scanner Loggings - 23/01/2016 + 24/01/2016

70.32500 - ABILITY TAXIS PTY LTD
72.27500 - LES WALKDEN
77.52500 - SES / NORTH
78.31250 - LCC WORKS
78.47500 - FORESTRY TAS
78.62500 - AMBO / MT BARROW
78.65000 - FIRE / TAMAR
79.03750 - FIRE / LTON
79.06250 - AMBO / LTON
79.15000 - FORESTRY TAS
79.47500 - FORESTRY TAS
79.56250 - FIRE / NORTH EAST
79.60000 - FIRE
79.65000 - FIRE
79.66250 - FIRE / NORTH EAST
118.70000 - TOWER/LTON
123.45000 - AIR SIMP
123.80000 - FIA/NORTH
126.50000 - FIA/LTON
129.50000 - QANTAS
130.12500 - JETSTAR/HOBART
130.22500 - JETSTAR/LTON
146.45000 - 2M HAM SIMP
147.00000 - VK7RAA 2M
161.07500 - ARTEC
162.50000 - BORAL
162.60000 - TASRAIL DAZZLER RANGE
162.61250 - TASRAIL MTARTHUR
163.05000 - REDLINE BUSES
438.05000 - VK7RBH 70CM
438.55000 - VK7RAB 70CM
464.27500 - METRO (ABELS)
464.37500 - METRO (RSIDE)
474.22500 - LCC MUSEUM
474.37500 - LCC PARKING
474.77500 - UNI SECURITY
476.42500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 01
476.45000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 02
476.50000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 04
476.55000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 06
476.57500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 07
476.60000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 08
476.62500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 09
476.65000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 10
476.70000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 12
476.75000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 14
476.82500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 17
476.85000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 18 (LTON TIP)
476.90000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 20
476.95000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 22
476.97500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 23
477.00000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 24
477.02500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 25
477.07500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 27
477.10000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 28
477.12500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 29
477.15000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 30
477.20000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 32
477.22500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 33
477.32500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 37
477.35000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 38
477.37500 - UHF CB CHANNEL 39
477.40000 - UHF CB CHANNEL 40
485.25000 - MW COMMS
488.55000 - MW COMMS
494.92500 - LCC SWIMMING

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Be Like Bill


Scanner Loggings - 20/01/2016

70.32500  -  ACC SERVICES
72.02500  -  ACC SERVICES
72.12500  -  CONNORVILLE
72.27500  -  LES WALKDEN
75.59000  -  BEAMS BROS
77.65000  -  TECS
77.88750  -  ARMAGUARD
78.28750  -  LCC WORKS
78.31250  -  LCC WORKS 
78.47500  -  FORESTRY TAS
78.55000  -  GT COUNCIL
78.62500  -  AMBO / MT BARROW
78.65000  -  FIRE / TAMAR
78.82500  -  AMBO / DAZZLERRANGE
79.03750  -  FIRE / LTON
79.06250  -  AMBO / LTON
79.13750  -  FORESTRY TAS
79.15000  -  FORESTRY TAS
79.47500  -  FORESTRY TAS
79.56250  -  FIRE / NORTH EAST
79.60000  -  FIRE
79.65000  -  FIRE
79.66250  -  FIRE / NORTH EAST
146.45000  -  2M HAM SIMP
147.00000  -  VK7RAA 2M
156.42500  -  TSMRG
161.07500  -  ARTEC
162.37500  -  TASRAIL MILLERS
162.47500  -  BORAL
162.50000  -  BORAL
162.60000  -  TASRAIL DAZZLER RANGE
162.61250  -  TASRAIL MTARTHUR
163.05000  -  REDLINE BUSES
163.43750  -  TOX FREE
438.55000  -  VK7RAB 70CM
439.77500  -  VK7RDR
464.27500  -  METRO (ABELS)
464.37500  -  METRO (RSIDE)
473.10000  -  TARGET LTON
474.12500  -  WARREN J SPEERS
474.22500  -  LCC MUSEUM
474.37500  -  LCC PARKING
474.77500  -  UNI SECURITY 
476.42500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 01
476.45000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 02
476.80000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 16
476.85000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 18 (LTON TIP)
476.90000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 20
477.10000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 28
477.22500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 33
477.27500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 35
477.40000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 40
485.25000  -  MW COMMS
488.55000  -  MW COMMS
494.92500  -  LCC SWIMMING

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Scanner Loggings - 17/01/2016

70.32500  -  ACC SERVICES
72.27500  -  LES WALKDEN
78.31250  -  LCC WORKS 
78.47500  -  FORESTRY TAS
78.62500  -  AMBO / MT BARROW
78.65000  -  FIRE / TAMAR
78.82500  -  AMBO / DAZZLERRANGE
79.03750  -  FIRE / LTON
79.06250  -  AMBO / LTON
79.15000  -  FORESTRY TAS
79.47500  -  FORESTRY TAS
79.56250  -  FIRE / NORTH EAST
79.65000  -  FIRE
79.66250  -  FIRE / NORTH EAST
118.70000  -  TOWER/LTON
123.80000  -  FIA/NORTH
126.50000  -  FIA/LTON
130.12500  -  JETSTAR/HOBART
147.00000  -  VK7RAA 2M
162.47500  -  BORAL
162.50000  -  BORAL
162.61250  -  TASRAIL MTARTHUR
163.05000  -  REDLINE BUSES
439.77500  -  VK7RDR
464.27500  -  METRO (ABELS)
464.37500  -  METRO (RSIDE)
474.22500  -  LCC MUSEUM
474.37500  -  LCC PARKING
474.77500  -  UNI SECURITY 
476.42500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 01
476.45000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 02
476.50000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 04
476.52500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 05
476.55000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 06
476.60000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 08
476.62500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 09
476.65000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 10
476.67500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 11
476.72500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 13
476.75000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 14
476.77500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 15
476.80000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 16
476.82500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 17
476.85000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 18 (LTON TIP)
476.92500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 21
476.95000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 22
476.97500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 23
477.00000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 24
477.02500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 25
477.12500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 29
477.15000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 30
477.17500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 31
477.20000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 32
477.22500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 33
477.25000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 34
477.27500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 35
477.35000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 38
477.37500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 39
477.40000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 40
484.80000  -  BOAGS
485.25000  -  MW COMMS
494.92500  -  LCC SWIMMING

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Portable Radio Scanning and Searching Kit - January 2016 MK2

After much research, debate and indecision I have recently decided to purchase a Tool Pro safe case which I now use to hold my scanning kit. This includes:

3 x Radio Scanners
Multiple Aerials
Spare Batteries
Battery Charger
Ear Phones
Log sheets / Pens
Multi-tool

The case I have purchased is this model:
http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/products/ToolPro-Safe-Case-345-x-290-x-145mm.aspx?pid=326044&menuFrom=1021423#Recommendations

After comparing the sizes, prices and availability of various models this came out as the most suitable for my needs. I have enough space to add some more radios in the future if I wish to. I have removed the bottom foam and replaced this with bubble wrap, this gives me a little bit of extra height. I have also attached the top lid foam section with some double sided tape to stop it falling out when the case is opened.








Updated Photos - 28/01/2016








Scanner Loggings - 15/01/2016 - Freelands Lookout

Firstly some photos of the scanning / searching process :)




70.32500  -  ACC SERVICES
72.27500  -  LES WALKDEN
78.28750  -  LCC WORKS
78.31250  -  LCC WORKS 
78.47500  -  FORESTRY TAS
78.62500  -  AMBO / MT BARROW
78.65000  -  FIRE / TAMAR
78.82500  -  AMBO / DAZZLERRANGE
79.03750  -  FIRE / LTON
79.06250  -  AMBO / LTON
79.66250  -  FIRE / NORTH EAST
118.70000  -  TOWER/LTON
123.80000  -  FIA/NORTH
126.50000  -  FIA/LTON
130.12500  -  JETSTAR/HOBART
145.02500  -  2M HAM SIMP
147.00000  -  VK7RAA 2M
158.00000  -  TASRAIL SIMP
158.45000  -  REDLINE BUSES
161.05000  -  TOX FREE SIMP
161.07500  -  ARTEC
162.37500  -  TASRAIL MILLERS
162.47500  -  BORAL
162.50000  -  BORAL
162.60000  -  TASRAIL DAZZLER RANGE
162.61250  -  TASRAIL MTARTHUR
162.66250  -  TASRAIL TOWER HILL
163.05000  -  REDLINE BUSES
163.43750  -  TOX FREE
164.30000  -  REDLINE BUSES
439.77500  -  VK7RDR
464.27500  -  METRO (ABELS)
464.37500  -  METRO (RSIDE)
474.22500  -  LCC MUSEUM
474.37500  -  LCC PARKING
474.77500  -  UNI SECURITY 
476.42500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 01
476.45000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 02
476.50000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 04
476.55000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 06
476.57500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 07
476.60000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 08
476.62500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 09
476.65000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 10
476.67500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 11
476.70000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 12
476.72500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 13
476.77500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 15
476.80000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 16
476.82500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 17
476.85000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 18 (LTON TIP)
476.90000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 20
476.92500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 21
476.97500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 23
477.00000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 24
477.02500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 25
477.07500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 27
477.10000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 28
477.12500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 29
477.17500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 31
477.20000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 32
477.22500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 33
477.30000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 36
477.32500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 37
477.35000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 38
477.37500  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 39
477.40000  -  UHF CB CHANNEL 40
484.80000  -  BOAGS
485.25000  -  MW COMMS
488.55000  -  MW COMMS
494.92500  -  LCC SWIMMING