In our region, most of the RTA radio activity is heard on the GRN
Most traffic related comms is done on talk group 9808. but, I have have monitored activity on the following talk groups
as well - 9824, 9872, 10064 and 10080
also are heard occastionally on 78.900, 468.750 (channel x) in Newcastle
Some callsigns for the various units involved are listed below.
Traffic Operations Room :
TMC - general callsign ( used on both RTA and VKG )
Tango 1 - Manager Traffic Operations Room
Tango 1-2 - Chief Traffic Operations Controller ( day chief ) referred to as CTOC.
Tango 1-3 - CTOC ( shift chief )
Tango 4 to 10 - Senior TOC ( incident managers ), one is allocated to each quadrant at all times. Traffic Command Unit
RTA 1 Senior Traffic Commander
RTA 2 and 3 - Traffic Commanders Alpha Quadrant - Sydney ( southern suburbs ) + CBD
RTA 4 and 5 - Traffic Commanders Bravo Quadrant - Sydney ( northern beaches and north shore )
RTA 6 and 7 - Traffic Commanders Charlie Quadrant - Sydney ( north western suburbs )
RTA 8 and 9 - Traffic Commanders Delta Quadrant - Sydney ( south west suburbs )
RTA 10 - Relieving Traffic Commander ( all quadrants )
RTA 20 and 21 - Traffic Commanders Central Coast
RTA 22 and 23 - Traffic Commanders Newcastle
RTA 24 - Auxiliary Traffic Commander Newcastle and Central Coast
All Traffic Commanders Use this callsign on both RTA and VKG radio networks
Traffic Emergency Patrols
Oscar 1 - Manager, Driver Aid Services Unit
Oscar 1-3 and 1-4 - TEP Supervisors
Oscar 1-5 - OH&S ant Training Officer
Oscar 2 - Charlie Quadrant Patrol
Oscar 3 - F3 Freeway Patrol Wahroonga - Kariong
Oscar 4 - M4 Motorway Patrol entire length
Oscar 5 - Delta Quadrant Patrol
Oscar 6 - Alpha Quadrant Patrol
Oscar 6-1 - Airport tunnel Tidal Flow Operations
Oscar 7 - CBD Patrol - Sydney City
Oscar 8 - CBD Patrol
Oscar 20 - F3 Freeway Hawkesbury river - Doyalson area
Additional crews can operated using callsigns such as Oscar 3-1 ( spoken as Oscar three one ) to signify an extra truck
on a particular patrol.
There are dozens of other callsigns, but these are the important ones.
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Thank you Nathan for helping with this so far.
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