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NEW ORRA CHANNEL PLAN - 2012>

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:40 pm
by Family_Dog
NOTICE TO ALL ORRA RADIO USERS:

Please note that ORRA issued a new channel plan with effect from December 2011. The
channels have been shuffled so as to discourage the use of the very old ORRA 1 frequency,
which was hopelessly congested particularly in the Metropolitan areas. The old ORRA 1
frequency is also not compliant with many Mobile antennas due to it being very far apart from the
two newer frequencies. Therefore, the channel plan was revised and users are encouraged to
make use of the “new” ORRA frequencies, Channels 1 – 4 in the revised plan.

However, people with the older channels are still able to talk to those with the newer channels
according to the following chart.

Please make use of the new Channel 1 as a main frequency, equivalent to Channel 4 for those
with the old channel plan.

Users with the older channel plan can have their radios reprogrammed at any of the approved
dealers listed in ORRA’s website http://www.orra.co.za/approveddealers.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or by sending the
radios to us, together with your proof of membership of ORRA. Reprogramming is R50.00 per
radio excluding delivery to, and collection from, Repcom.

Channel 9 is not programmed into the 8-Channel models. It is not really used by ORRA and you
need not concern yourself if the radio does not have it.

ORRA COMPATABILITY CHART
ORRA Compatability Chart - Repcom.pdf
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Both Cassie and I have posted this previously, but I can't find those posts... :blushing:


-F_D

Re: NEW ORRA CHANNEL PLAN - 2012>

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:00 pm
by CasKru
Thanks Eric.

As far as I know ORRA accepted 2012 as the grace period for everyone to switch over to the new structure. As from the 1st of Jan 2013, it will be assumed that everyone has switched over to the new structure.

Re: NEW ORRA CHANNEL PLAN - 2012>

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:46 pm
by Thunder02
:thumbup: thanks guys :thumbup:

Re: NEW ORRA CHANNEL PLAN - 2012>

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:41 pm
by Family_Dog
I get lots of PMs on this subject, hence tried to find the charts. They are here somewhere but my Search powers do not match those of Mud Dog...!

But in all seriousness there are far too many guys who have not yet reprogrammed their radios - it really should be done for sake of standardisation.


-F_D

Re: NEW ORRA CHANNEL PLAN - 2012>

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:41 pm
by Haboob
Thanks Eric, I had my radio reprogrammed to the new channels in East London, but on out Zim trip Len Louw (you did hi channels) & I could not communicate on channel One (1). The guy who did mine insists that they are right. Do I need to change anything on my aerial from the old to the new?

Re: NEW ORRA CHANNEL PLAN - 2012>

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:19 pm
by Family_Dog
Hi Leo,

According to my records, you have the correct antenna, the Zara60, so no worries on that one.

I have checked the records on Len's radio. his is correct. I wonder if the chap who programmed yours activated the tone or perhaps used the wrong tone? If you go to him again, ask him to check the frequencies, maybe send them to me for confirmation?


-F_D