GPS Base Stations

HCPSL provides growers with access to its network of GPS base stations across the Herbert sugarcane growing region. Improvements to network coverage are currently being implemented with three new base stations in the pipeline for the Macknade, Stone River and Longpocket sub-districts.

Maintenance of the HCPSL base station network is provided by Russo & Vella machinery.

NameLocationStatusChannel #Frequency MHZActivity
J. Irvin shedWarrens Hill RoadBase (BMS Lasersat)0465.2750Operational
V. Russo shedTrebonneRepeater (BMS Lasersat)0465.2750Operational
Zatta’s HillAbergowrieBase (Russo and Vella)1465.3750Operational
R. Lyon shedKandeerRepeater (Russo and Vella)1455.3750Operational after June 2021
G. ZattaMt AbswoldBase2462.8000Operational
R. Pace shedBambarooRepeater2452.8000Operational
Pace shedMutarneeBase3464.3500Operational
Castallani shedAbergowrieBase4464.9000Operational
W. & J.Russo shedAbergowrieRepeater4454.9000Operational
Carey shedDalrympleRepeater4454.9000Operational
G. Accornero shedForesthomeBase5463.0750May cease operation January 2022
Guy shedBogotto’s HillBase6463.6750Operational
Lyons shedTop of StoneRepeater6453.6750Operational
S. Patane shedLannercostRepeater6453.6750Operational
Warren’s HillWarren’s HillBase7466.1000Operational after April 2021
Water TowerHalifaxRepeater7456.1000Operational after April 2021
N. ReidPinnacle HillBase8464.8500Operational
M. Pappin shedPappin’s RoadRepeater8454.8500Operational

GPS Base station Issues

In the event of a GPS issue the following procedure must be followed:

  1. If a grower has a tractor or harvester GPS issue they are to call the GPS supplier direct.
  2. If a grower, after consultation with their GPS unit supplier, believes the issue is with the HCPSL base station, issue they should call Russo & Vella Machinery.
    1. Office – 0448 084 52
    2. Brendan Vella – 0488 760 347
    3. Locky – 0457 831 155
  3. If this procedure is not followed and Russo and Vella Machinery determine that the issue is with the tractor or harvester GPS the grower will receive an invoice from HCPSL for the costs incurred.