What UHF channel And Channel Information & Actual Uses

kangarang

New Member
I note that the suggested (but not mandatory) channel for 4WD travellers is Ch. 10. While this may be OK- I see mostly 4WD club trips and other convoys like to use their 'own' channel so as not to interupt others.
Might I suggest that Channel 10 BE the priority 4WD channel, and with convoys using their own if they wish. But that at least a few in each convoy are monitoring (scanning) 10 in case there is a situation (closed tracks, bushfires, etc etc) - other convoys in the area can be contacted.
Just me tuppence worth- what do you reckon ??

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UHF CB Radio does not require users to be licensed, but users are limited to a maximum 5 watts power

Channel: Frequency: Use:
Channel 1 476.425 Repeater Output

Channel 2 476.450 Repeater Output
Channel 3 476.475 Repeater Output
Channel 4
476.500 Repeater Output
Channel 5
476.525 Repeater Output (Emergency use only)

Channel 6 476.550 Repeater Output
Channel 7
476.575 Repeater Output
Channel 8
476.600 Repeater Output
Channel 9
476.625 Simplex
Channel 10
476.650 Simplex 4WD Drivers - Convoy, Clubs & National Parks
Channel 11
476.675 Simplex Call Channel

Channel 12
476.700 Simplex
Channel 13
476.725 Simplex
Channel 14
476.750 Simplex
Channel 15
476.775 Simplex
Channel 16
476.800 Simplex
Channel 17
476.825 Simplex
Channel 18
476.850 Simplex Caravan & Campers Convoy Channel
Channel 19
476.875 Simplex
Channel 20
476.900 Simplex
Channel 21 476.925 Simplex
Channel 22
476.950 Simplex Data Only (No Voice - No Packet)
Channel 23
476.975 Simplex Data Only (No Voice - No Packet)
Channel 24
477.000 Simplex
Channel 25
477.025 Simplex
Channel 26 477.050 Simplex
Channel 27
477.075 Simplex
Channel 28
477.100 Simplex
Channel 29
477.125 Simplex Pacific Hwy (NSW) & Bruce Hwy (Qld) Road Channel

Channel 30
477.150 Simplex UHF CB Broadcasts

Channel 31
477.175 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 32
477.200 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 33
477.225 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 34
477.250 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 35
477.275 Simplex Repeater Input (Emergency Use Only)
Channel 36
477.300 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 37
477.325 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 38
477.350 Simplex Repeater Input

Channel 39
477.375 Simplex
Channel 40
477.400 Simplex Highway Channel


Channels 1 to 8 - Repeater Channels Press the DUPLEX button on your radio to used any available repeaters
Channel 5 - Emergency use only - Monitored by CREST Volunteers, No general conversations are to take place on this channel
Channels 22 & 23 - Data transmissions only (Excluding Packet)
Channels 31 to 38 - Repeater inputs - Do not use these channels for simplex transmissions as you will interfere with conversations on channels 1 to 8

The Australian Government has legislated that channels 5 & 35 on the UHF CB Band are reserved for emergency use only
As at January 2007 the maximum penalties for the misuse of the legally allocated CB emergency channels are:
For general misuse - if an individual 2 years imprisonment, otherwise $165,000 (a $220 on-the-spot fine can be issued in minor cases); or
For interference to an actual call - if an individual 5 years imprisonment, otherwise $550,000 (no on-the-spot fine can be issued, must go to court)
 
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gdog

Member
Channel 40 has been the road channel for years. It's incorrectly referred to as the "truckies" channel. Works the same in the bush. I confess I haven't heard of channel 10 being the adopted 4wdrivers channel. Why do 4wdrivers want another channel to use?

Convoys should use another channel, while someone, usually the lead and tail of the group, monitor... well...channel 40 in my mind.
 

Pure Yobbo

Moderator
Scan always works well when out in thr bush. Well works well for me. There are different channels for different places.

40 is normally the on road channel but heaps of idoits on there. The Caravaners tend to use channel 18

29 (I think could be 28) is used on the Pasific Highway between Sydney and the NSW Qld Boarder. 40 is not used by the transport industry and this road.

Cheers
 

Sambartom

Active Member
Yep CH 40 on the highways scan will work to.Groups can use what ever CH they want from ch9 to ch30 as the rest are used for the repters. Some people get upset if u use the reverse Ch of a repter or talk car to car on a repter.Never heard of ch10 for 4x4s must be a NSW thing..
 

frosty

Well-Known Member
Actually, it's 21 between Sydney and Yatala. 40 is norm call channel every where else. No drivers I know can explain it!! I always sit on those 2 unless in a crew. Saves me a fortune in fines and fuel when traffic is buggered.
 

Pure Yobbo

Moderator
I'm pretty certain it's in the high 20's - 27,28,29 Been a while since I have driven the truck down to Sydney that way.

The reason I heard was that in place you would pick up the New England Hwy on 40 so they changed over to 27,28,29 for the Pacific Hwy.

I normally swap to 40 when I come over the top of Sextons Hill into Tweed Heads and then run on 40 from there I wasn't aware of the Yatala thing.
 

goldrush

Moderator
I have heard that ch10 is the unofficial channel for use when in national parks. When we head out we always tend to use ch20 and find that quite a few other 4wd'ers up here do too. I always stay on ch40 when on the highway between Rockhampton and Brisbane as it is great for road reports and is the channel used by all the wide loads heading to the mines. It's great to know when you're coming up on these loads instead of being surprised at the last minute.
 

Bainsy

4x4 Earth Contributer
On the highway the UHF is 40 and the scanner is scaning the emergency channels

Up the bush the UHF is 26 and the scanner is scanning all UHF channels
 

bertie

Member
Must be a NSW thing. Never heard of it ever.

It's actually part of federal legislation, and was mentioned in the handbook I got with my radio. I don't think it is enforced though, and I know that a lot of radios will tx on those channels cause I pick it up every now and then when scanning. I guess it's like a lot of those things - people seem happy to chat away on Ch5, and repeater stations, etc.

The ACMA (ACMA - Citizen Band Radio Stations) states that for the CB Class License:
"Voice communications is not permitted on UHF CB channels 22 and 23.
Telemetry and telecommand is not permitted on any channel other than UHF CB channels 22 and 23."
 

frosty

Well-Known Member
Is 22 & 23 like a "fax channel"????:rolleyes:

I never did read the desructions. It's just UNAUSTRALIAN!!:D
 

another paj

New Member
uhf channels

this isn't just a nsw thing.

UHF Channel Information

Not all Channels on CB are for everyday use, some have very specific roles and using them may interfere with other legitimate users of the band. Following is a list of UHF CB Channels and their uses



UHF CB Radio does not require users to be licensed, but users are limited to a maximum 5 watts power

Channel: Frequency: Use:
Channel 1 476.425 Repeater Output

Channel 2 476.450 Repeater Output
Channel 3 476.475 Repeater Output
Channel 4
476.500 Repeater Output
Channel 5
476.525 Repeater Output (Emergency use only)

Channel 6 476.550 Repeater Output
Channel 7
476.575 Repeater Output
Channel 8
476.600 Repeater Output
Channel 9
476.625 Simplex
Channel 10
476.650 Simplex 4WD Drivers - Convoy, Clubs & National Parks
Channel 11
476.675 Simplex Call Channel

Channel 12
476.700 Simplex
Channel 13
476.725 Simplex
Channel 14
476.750 Simplex
Channel 15
476.775 Simplex
Channel 16
476.800 Simplex
Channel 17
476.825 Simplex
Channel 18
476.850 Simplex Caravan & Campers Convoy Channel
Channel 19
476.875 Simplex
Channel 20
476.900 Simplex
Channel 21 476.925 Simplex
Channel 22
476.950 Simplex Data Only (No Voice - No Packet)
Channel 23
476.975 Simplex Data Only (No Voice - No Packet)
Channel 24
477.000 Simplex
Channel 25
477.025 Simplex
Channel 26 477.050 Simplex
Channel 27
477.075 Simplex
Channel 28
477.100 Simplex
Channel 29
477.125 Simplex Pacific Hwy (NSW) & Bruce Hwy (Qld) Road Channel

Channel 30
477.150 Simplex UHF CB Broadcasts

Channel 31
477.175 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 32
477.200 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 33
477.225 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 34
477.250 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 35
477.275 Simplex Repeater Input (Emergency Use Only)
Channel 36
477.300 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 37
477.325 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 38
477.350 Simplex Repeater Input

Channel 39
477.375 Simplex
Channel 40
477.400 Simplex Highway Channel


Channels 1 to 8 - Repeater Channels Press the DUPLEX button on your radio to used any available repeaters
Channel 5 - Emergency use only - Monitored by CREST Volunteers, No general conversations are to take place on this channel
Channels 22 & 23 - Data transmissions only (Excluding Packet)
Channels 31 to 38 - Repeater inputs - Do not use these channels for simplex transmissions as you will interfere with conversations on channels 1 to 8

The Australian Government has legislated that channels 5 & 35 on the UHF CB Band are reserved for emergency use only
As at January 2007 the maximum penalties for the misuse of the legally allocated CB emergency channels are:
For general misuse - if an individual 2 years imprisonment, otherwise $165,000 (a $220 on-the-spot fine can be issued in minor cases); or
For interference to an actual call - if an individual 5 years imprisonment, otherwise $550,000 (no on-the-spot fine can be issued, must go to court)


If you interfere with another persons conversation just select another channel and do not provoke troublemakers that may deliberately search out other people provoke a reaction, Just ignore them remember

DON'T FEED THE TROLLS
 
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Pure Yobbo

Moderator
this isn't just a nsw thing.

UHF Channel Information

Not all Channels on CB are for everyday use, some have very specific roles and using them may interfere with other legitimate users of the band. Following is a list of UHF CB Channels and their uses



UHF CB Radio does not require users to be licensed, but users are limited to a maximum 5 watts power

Channel: Frequency: Use:
Channel 1 476.425 Repeater Output

Channel 2 476.450 Repeater Output
Channel 3 476.475 Repeater Output
Channel 4
476.500 Repeater Output
Channel 5
476.525 Repeater Output (Emergency use only)

Channel 6 476.550 Repeater Output
Channel 7
476.575 Repeater Output
Channel 8
476.600 Repeater Output
Channel 9
476.625 Simplex
Channel 10
476.650 Simplex 4WD Drivers - Convoy, Clubs & National Parks
Channel 11
476.675 Simplex Call Channel

Channel 12
476.700 Simplex
Channel 13
476.725 Simplex
Channel 14
476.750 Simplex
Channel 15
476.775 Simplex
Channel 16
476.800 Simplex
Channel 17
476.825 Simplex
Channel 18
476.850 Simplex Caravan & Campers Convoy Channel
Channel 19
476.875 Simplex
Channel 20
476.900 Simplex
Channel 21 476.925 Simplex
Channel 22
476.950 Simplex Data Only (No Voice - No Packet)
Channel 23
476.975 Simplex Data Only (No Voice - No Packet)
Channel 24
477.000 Simplex
Channel 25
477.025 Simplex
Channel 26 477.050 Simplex
Channel 27
477.075 Simplex
Channel 28
477.100 Simplex
Channel 29
477.125 Simplex Pacific Hwy (NSW) & Bruce Hwy (Qld) Road Channel

Channel 30
477.150 Simplex UHF CB Broadcasts

Channel 31
477.175 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 32
477.200 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 33
477.225 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 34
477.250 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 35
477.275 Simplex Repeater Input (Emergency Use Only)
Channel 36
477.300 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 37
477.325 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 38
477.350 Simplex Repeater Input

Channel 39
477.375 Simplex
Channel 40
477.400 Simplex Highway Channel


Channels 1 to 8 - Repeater Channels Press the DUPLEX button on your radio to used any available repeaters
Channel 5 - Emergency use only - Monitored by CREST Volunteers, No general conversations are to take place on this channel
Channels 22 & 23 - Data transmissions only (Excluding Packet)
Channels 31 to 38 - Repeater inputs - Do not use these channels for simplex transmissions as you will interfere with conversations on channels 1 to 8

The Australian Government has legislated that channels 5 & 35 on the UHF CB Band are reserved for emergency use only
As at January 2007 the maximum penalties for the misuse of the legally allocated CB emergency channels are:
For general misuse - if an individual 2 years imprisonment, otherwise $165,000 (a $220 on-the-spot fine can be issued in minor cases); or
For interference to an actual call - if an individual 5 years imprisonment, otherwise $550,000 (no on-the-spot fine can be issued, must go to court)


If you interfere with another persons conversation just select another channel and do not provoke troublemakers that may deliberately search out other people provoke a reaction, Just ignore them remember

DON'T FEED THE TROLLS

Great info thanks for that,
 

frosty

Well-Known Member
Are these freq. set in stone??? 29 is only used Sydney to yatala. Only because the Newall and pacific run so close. 40 is the call freq. EVERYWHERE else.

What does "no packet" mean??
 

Grey Ghost

4x4 Earth Contributer
Packet radio is an early for of data transmition, amatuers would talk to each other on their pc's via a radio link using data bursts or "Packets"
 

frosty

Well-Known Member
Should I ask the same question again???:rolleyes:


Remember, I put my thumb on my buttton,,,,and just talk!:confused:

a packet is.....
 

bassy

New Member
So - from someone who has just fitted a UHF and never used one, what callsigns do people REALLY use! Please, no rubber ducky. :)
I fitted it and tested it on Channel 11 and just called, "CQ - radio check" and got an answer to my question.
This should be good....
 

stackner

New Member
what uhf's do the scanner thing on UHF channels? i was not aware of that feature. i do not have one yet but am getting one very soon. i was thinking of one with a scanner for emergency freqs but found they have all gone digital in vic. but to be able to scan the uhf channels while in bush would be great. pref a gme model.
 
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