Bob Y

Submitted: Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 08:56
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Has anyone heard from Bob Y. He stayed the night at Rawlinna and his tracker now has him 35 odd kilometres north of Rawlinna on the Connie Sue Highway and not moving in the past 5 days. He is near Premier Downs Station but appears to be on the highway. Chris
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Reply By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 19:42

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 19:42
Hi Chris, Bob owes us all a report on the Warburton Crossing. He said he'd be there late May. Perhaps a lack of reception......W
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 17:34

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 17:34
Hi Warrie

There is 100% Telstra phone reception at Rawlinna.

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Reply By: Member - Harry C - Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 at 04:15

Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 at 04:15
He responded to a follow up of mine on the 09/06/18 at 07.52 he was then at Rawlinna and it was raining. He said that he would be refuelling at well 33 on the way to Newman in about a week but nothing since then.

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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 at 07:44

Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 at 07:44
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Yes Chris,

Tracker still shows him on the Connie Sue near Premier Downs but it does indicate "Distance today 8km" but I cannot determine which day.
Perhaps the track is too wet and Bob is staying put until it dries a bit.

But I would not be too worried as Bob has spent his life on stations and knows how to manage the Outback.
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 at 23:00

Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 at 23:00
He travels with a Sat phone. If he needed help he'd contact his wife, at least.
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and at night the wond'rous glory of the everlasting stars ... Banjo Paterson

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 17:25

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 17:25
The above responses make the assumption that he is capable of responding.
If he has, for example, suffered an injury, is pinned under the vehicle or had a medical emergency, he may not be able to summon help.
Chris, I wonder if you could ring his wife at Winton or if anyone at Premier Downs is prepared to check the situation given he is a short distance from their front gate
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 17:36

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 17:36
I think he's ok. Here he is, on the move on the Punmu Rd, west of Kunnawarritji:

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 17:57

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 17:57
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And going 'Like the Clappers'....... 90km/hr and 369km today!

Bob's gunna give a wry grin when he learns we were concerned about him.

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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 18:53

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 18:53
Bob is travelling with others Andrew so I reckon they would have missed him if he wasn't at camp that night.

I spoke to his wife today and he called her last night. They're well up the Canning and he should have phone service today. He's going to have a laugh when he reads this post.

We can all relax.

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 17:41

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 17:41
Hi Chris and Others

Bob is doing just fine, with his last SPOT update 1 minute ago has him sitting on 80 kph north of Telfer on the Main Telfer Road.


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Reply By: Idler Chris - Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 22:28

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 22:28
Been on the road myself so I have not loged on for a while. Now I see Bob is up past the Telfar mine.
I use a Spot device which send your position every 5 minutes and uses satellites. I am thinking Bob is using an android device which I think needs mobile reception to up load the position data. As you get phone reception as you pass the Telfar mine this is why we now see his track, no phone reception between Rawlinna and Telfar.
So if you want to follow someone you need to know what sort of device they have.
Looks like Bob is on his way to the ball at DQB.
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