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fire brigade HF

Post by yagiman » 22 Sep 2017, 16:14

Does anyone know the fire brigade HF frequency that is sometimes used? {bnghd}

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Re: fire brigade HF

Post by thelad » 22 Sep 2017, 17:02

:roll: HF?
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Post by thelad » 22 Sep 2017, 17:05

Uniden UBC120XLT
Uniden USC230E
Uniden UBC3500XLT
Binatone PMR MR500 x2
Magiksun TM-490 (BF-888) x3
Baofeng BF-888
TTI TSC 100R
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Post by Admiral » 22 Sep 2017, 21:23

It's a new one on me, but am very interested to know more.
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Re: fire brigade HF

Post by tbftb » 26 Nov 2017, 02:59

In a previous life I used to sell and repair Barrett HF radios... Top quality kit.

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Re: fire brigade HF

Post by yagiman » 10 Feb 2018, 13:01

does anyone know what frequency they use then?
Because Bill Robertson is very secretive about it

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Re: fire brigade HF

Post by canuck777 » 14 Jun 2018, 13:44

Pity they could'nt make use of it at Grenfell.

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Re: fire brigade HF

Post by pete_uk » 15 Jun 2018, 14:34

I hear the FDNY are giving out new Motorola radios that work on VHF (around 155MHz for a few building specific repeaters), 400Mhz on site and 470Mhz main dispatch channels as well as 700 and 800Mhz for interoperability. Can't find the story now, it might have been on a forum but they are something like the APX 8000XE.

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Re: fire brigade HF

Post by yagiman » 03 Jul 2018, 17:24

Has anyone found out what frequency they use on short wave?

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Re: fire brigade HF

Post by yagiman » 28 Oct 2019, 13:18

?

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Re: fire brigade HF

Post by paulears » 28 Oct 2019, 16:58

Lots of us are in the UK - our tiny country makes HF fire radio here pointless, but the size and location of the population in Australia is completely different, but I think none of use know anything about it - and with HF of course you need plenty of frequencies to cope with the propagation changes - so I guess any of the commercial bands could be useful places to listen - but I suspect it's a rare thing to hear as you've not found it yourself in two years!

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Re: fire brigade HF

Post by Werthers » 30 Oct 2019, 12:21

If I can remember rightly fire service used 80 something MHz some years ago before moving to UHF in the UK.

I wouldn't have thought they would have used HF in the UK, I know the police used to be on shortwave back in the 60s so its possible the fire service used HF as well around the same time.

In countries like Australia where large wild fires happen in vast areas of land it would make sense for the fire service to use HF for longer distance communications.

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Re: fire brigade HF

Post by yagiman » 18 Nov 2019, 15:13

No one. It know the frequency then

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