NEW UHF Train to Train Frequency

Effective from Effective to Number Year Operator Issued
18/11/2014    2387  2014  GEN  18/11/2014 
 
STANDING TRAIN NOTICE


Notification of change to the current Local UHF communications (Driver to Driver and Driver to Track side) frequency from 469.700 MHz to 450.050 MHz.

As part of the ARTC National Train Communications System (NTCS) and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) 400MHz UHF review, the current PTC1 (469.700Mhz) will be replaced with the National Local Train Radio (LTR) channel for Driver to Driver and Driver to Track side communications (450.050Mhz). This change affects all operators on the ARTC Defined Interstate Rail Network between Albury and Wolseley, and the change will be co-ordinated to occur in conjunction with VLine & Melbourne Metro LTR change.

1st December 2014 the driver-driver communications on the ARTC Victorian portion of the Defined Interstate Rail Network between Albury and Wolseley corridor will officially cut over from UHF 469.700 MHz to 450.050 MHz.

Details as follows:

Implementation Date: 1st December 2014, 0400 hrs. Eastern daylight saving time

Affected Area: This change affects all operators on the ARTC Defined Interstate Rail Network between Albury and Wolseley, Benalla to Oaklands, Ararat to Portland.

Frequency Details:

Frequency: 450.050 MHz (UHF),
Bandwidth: 12.5KHz,
EIRP: 25W (remote/low density areas), 8.3W (medium & high density areas)
Tx CTCSS: 173.8 Hz
Rx CTCSS: 173.8 Hz
Selcall: disabled.


The co-ordinated change between Vline, Melbourne Metro & ARTC, will reduce the confusion and risk of local train communication of adjacent or parallel track, and bring Victoria in line with ACMA 400 MHz requirements.