Aviation Rescue & Fire Fighting

The Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Service currently provides coverage at two locations in Victoria, those being Melbourne International Airport in Tullamarine and Avalon Airport located near Lara.

The Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Service generally uses a nation-wide Network Access Code (NAC) of A5A for it’s Tait P25 communications system based on a Voting Network.

It’s primary radios are generally made up of 3 UHF Channels those being; Repeater, Direct & National Simplex. Melbourne appears to have an additional frequency registered for use and this may be because of the Airservices Australia Learning Academy being located at Melbourne also.

In addition to their UHF P25 System they also make use of a nation-wide VHF AM Aircraft band frequency for ARFF to Aircraft Cockpit communications.

Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine)

CHANNEL TGID FREQUENCY ENC TYPE RADIO LABEL NOTE
1 500.7500 No Cnv   Repeater
2 32 500.8125 No Cnv   Direct (32 Watts)
 3 509.6250 No Cnv   National Simplex (5 Watts)
500.8250  No  Cnv  
N/A N/A 131.0000 (AM) No Cnv   ARFF to Aircraft

Avalon Airport

CHANNEL TGID FREQUENCY ENC TYPE RADIO LABEL NOTES
1 500.8000 No Cnv   Repeater
2 500.8125 No Cnv   Direct (32 Watts)
3 509.6250 No Cnv   National Simplex (5 Watts)
N/A N/A 131.0000 (AM) No Cnv   ARFF to Aircraft