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MPT1327 Sites in SE Queensland

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During my recent holiday in Queensand I logged a lot of trunking systems, mainly MPT1327 control channels and some Motorola sites

I have started to get around to checking the ACMA Database for transmitter locations, related voice channels and put together site lists for eventual inclusion into the RR database.

Both the MPT data control channel and the Motorola data Control channel have distinctive sounds which make them easy to recognise. Recent scanner and software releases make it relativelly easy to monitor these trunking sites for activity eg uniden trunk tracker for motorola sites, trunkview/vbtrunk for MPT1327

If you are in Queensland have a listen on the 165Mhz, 415Mhz and 865Mhz bands and see if you can hear any trunking. Note down the control channel frequencies and post them here. I am aware of MPT1327 sites in Bundaberg, Cairns and Weipa, so there is obviously more to discover, especially the BISCOM system. I believe there is some Motorola trunking in Rockhampton

Heard at Surfers Paradise
166.7125 MPT1327 control channel
166.7375 MPT1327 control channel
414.6375 MPT1327 control channel
415.6875 MPT1327 control channel
416.1625 MPT1327 control channel
416.2125 MPT1327 control channel
416.2250 MPT1327 control channel
416.3375 MPT1327 control channel
416.4500 MPT1327 control channel (distant)
416.4750 MPT1327 control channel
416.8250 MPT1327 control channel
419.2500 MPT1327 control channel
419.7250 MPT1327 control channel
462.5250 Q1 Tower - MPT1327 Control channel - alternates between 462.525 and 462.925 - 2 channel site
865.6875 Yu Feng - Southport Shopping Centre - Motorola Type 2 Control Channel (alternates daily ). 3 channel site. System ID 7330
867.0375 Motorola Smartnet P/L - Motorola Type 2 Control Channel (alternates daily between 865-868Mhz) System ID 000A


Mt Tamborine (Gold Coast Mts) - with line of sight to Brisbane
866.0125 Motorola Smartnet P/L - Motorola Type 2 Control Channel (alternates daily between 865-868Mhz) System ID 183A
867.0675 Motorola Smartnet P/L - Motorola Type 2 Control Channel (alternates daily between 865-868Mhz) System ID 0A15
868.1875 BP Refinery Bulwer Refinery Limited - Motorola Type 2 Control Channel (alternates daily between 865-868Mhz) System ID 5924

Caloundra
166.7625 MPT1327 control channel
414.6750 MPT1327 control channel
416.6125 MPT1327 control channel
419.5875 MPT1327 control channel
420.2000 Motorola Type 2 Control channel


Noosa Heads

No VHF MPT heard
416.0750 MPT1327 control channel
416.2125 MPT1327 control channel
416.2375 MPT1327 control channel
416.5875 MPT1327 control channel
419.8125 MPT1327 control channel


Mt Gravatt-Brisbane
165.2625 MPT1327 control channel
414.6375 MPT1327 control channel
415.9250 MPT1327 control channel
416.1000 MPT1327 control channel
416.1250 MPT1327 control channel
416.2000 MPT1327 control channel
416.2250 MPT1327 control channel
416.4750 MPT1327 control channel
416.6000 MPT1327 control channel
419.5875 MPT1327 control channel
419.6750 MPT1327 control channel

I couldn't hear any 800Mhz from the Mt Gravatt site that I monitored as there was no line of sight with Mt Coot-Tha.


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ThePhantom said:
Mt Tamborine (Gold Coast Mts) - with line of sight to Brisbane
866.0125 Motorola Smartnet P/L - Motorola Type 2 Control Channel (alternates daily between 865-868Mhz) System ID 183A
867.0675 Motorola Smartnet P/L - Motorola Type 2 Control Channel (alternates daily between 865-868Mhz) System ID 0A15
868.1875 BP Refinery Bulwer Refinery Limited - Motorola Type 2 Control Channel (alternates daily between 865-868Mhz) System ID 5924
Interesting. My records show System ID 0A15 as Brisbane Airport, and System ID 183A as Mt Coot-tha.

There are MPT1327 sites west to Toowoomba, and Mt Mowbullan, but they are not very active, particularly the Biscom and Vertel sites.

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MPT1327 sites in SE Quensland

What would be really helpful for those in and around the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast is to run the freely available MPT decoding software onto these frequencies listed earlier from the Phantom. I have found it literally can be run off any scanner and fed to your PC/laptop sound card audio and logged as text data. It will show system id, group originator, radio ids etc and provided you programme another scanner with the sites' frequencies (locking out the control channel of course) you follow the conversations manually reasonably well.

I am particularly interested in the company details, system id, site frequencies in use (often less than what is shown on the ACMA register), so that we can enter it onto the RR database. In Queensland you have MPT networks set up by Biscom,Telstra Fleetcoms and Vertel plus a few other small users.

TRUNKVIEW 1.22
http://www.linato.net/trunkview/
(I find difficulty storing site info forlater use)

trunk sniffer (vbtrunk.exe)
http://hometown.aol.de/trunksniffer/index_2.htm (1.24 version)


Let us know what you have heard/monitored

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grant said:
It will show system id, group originator, radio ids etc and provided you programme another scanner with the sites' frequencies (locking out the control channel of course) you follow the conversations manually reasonably well.
TrunkView supports a large range of scanner models, and allows you to use just one scanner for both decoding the control channel, and monitoring the Voice channels. If you use a second scanner to follow the conversations manually, you miss out on important information transmitted on the Voice channels (MAINT | call maintenance messages). Also, when using the one scanner for both functions, the Voice traffic can be recorded on the harddrive as Prefix/time-stamped WAV files (at least under XP).

I am particularly interested in the company details, system id, site frequencies in use (often less than what is shown on the ACMA register), so that we can enter it onto the RR database.
A site I monitor has 19 Prefixes in use, of which over 12 are Data traffic only, the remaining ones are mainly Data with very infrequent Voice messages (eg, 4 messages in a 10 hour period), which makes determining User details rather difficult.

Anyway, the Site is:-
Fleetcoms - Middle Ridge, SysID: 5489, CC: 416.3625, Traffic: 415.8375, 416.8625, 417.3375, 417.8625.
Prefix (014) RACQ (Royal Automobile Club of Queensland) Roadside Service agent, Ident: 6409 Office, Ident: 7162 Workshop.
Prefix (066) Unid Courier company.
Prefix (093) Unid Courier company.

TRUNKVIEW 1.22
http://www.linato.net/trunkview/
(I find difficulty storing site info forlater use).
Do you mean difficulty saving the website pages, or difficulty with the program saving Site info?

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