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General Network Information

The following information is from the Dept. of Admin & Information Services SAGRN Web Site

"The South Australian Government Radio Network (SA-GRN) is a single, integrated Voice, Paging and Mobile Data network and will provide mobile radio and paging services to somewhere in the order of 50,000 users across approximately 226,000 square kilometres of the State of South Australia. Dedicated high-speed mobile data services will also be provided for the greater Adelaide metropolitan area.

The SA-GRN is designed and built around public safety standards and as such will be well suited to meet the stringent requirements of public safety organisations, satisfying the public safety standards as specified under the State Disaster Act.

The SA-GRN utilises some 240 sites throughout metropolitan and country South Australia in order to successfully meet coverage requirements.

The Voice services network utilise trunking technology and a mixture of digital and analog functionality, resulting in coverage over a very wide area.

Simplex services are recognised as an essential part of user group operations and are available as part of the SA-GRN.

The Paging services network has been purpose built to meet the needs of the public safety organisations and other business users.

The Mobile Data services network has been designed to operate on a transmission speed of approximately 3 KBPS. Under contract to the State, Motorola will provide this service.

Voice Terminal Equipment

MTS 2000 III Portable Trunking Radio

The South Australian Government Radio Network (SA-GRN) supports a range of terminal equipment types featuring functionality that will satisfy the needs of all SA public safety organisations and SA Government agencies.

Users are able to choose from portable handsets, vehicle mounted mobile units, desk mounted RF controls, and central control or dispatch function console units.

Terminal equipment units are available in both digital and analog operating modes. Digital units are backward compatible to analog mode. The network will allow analog units to make transmissions to digital units, however will not utilise digital functionality.


S.A. Parliament, Public Works Committee - GRN documents

Hansard 3rd February 1999 376 kb
Hansard 24th February 1999 489 kb
Hansard 3rd March 1999 661 kb
Hansard 17th March 1999 247 kb
Hansard 31st May 1999 208 kb

Agency Submissions 253 kb

Government Radio Contract - Status Report 209 kb
Government Radio Contract - Final Report 542 kb


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