Bush Telegraph & VK-737

Submitted: Friday, May 20, 2005 at 11:25
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Hi All
Just wondering about peoples experiences with these networks. As a newbie to HF, any advice or suggestions appreciated.

If I can only join one... advice?

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Reply By: Member - Bigbear - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 11:58

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 11:58
Hi John
This is my view. If you plan to travel the outback, and especially solo, the VKS network is a must, a real life saver in times of need and just a freindly companion at a lonely bush camp. Have had mine for 3or so years now and always listen in on the skeds when on the road.
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 12:13

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 12:13
I'm a volunteer staff member at VKS737 - presume you have cruised our site - if I can provide any further info, contact me at any stage (eg - via the webmaster link on the VKS737 site). From the BT, VKS737 and Radtel the choice is yours - there are other players too - plus a Satphone option - decisions, decisons......!
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Reply By: Mike - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 12:42

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 12:42
When we toured for 4 months in 2002, we were connected (and still are). They were unbelievably helpfull. They assisted with problems a couple of times, passed on a few messages from home, but mainly were great company at regular scheds. I would not go outback again without these wonderfull folk on board.

Happy trails, Mike.
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Reply By: TD6 - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 14:04

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 14:04
Don't go any where near the Bush Telegraph mob. VKS 737 is the only option in my opinion.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 14:29

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 14:29
Whats the problem with the Bush mob ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff M (NSW) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 17:45

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 17:45
Hello TD6,
What is the problem with Bush Telegraph?
I'm looking at signing with VKS737 and/or Bush Telegraph.
Any information you have would be appreciated.

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Reply By: JohnN - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 14:24

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 14:24
Thanks all

VKS it is ... I'll go download the form.

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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 14:50

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 14:50
Greetingsd John

Like you I am a new HF user. I joined both VKS737 and RADTEL. VKS737 does not offer the telephone ability, which I required, hence RADTELL as well. This also gives me twice the ability to communicate ( redundancy ).

VKS737 for the many users - network and assistance
RADTELL for the direct dial and assistance.

Have no problems with either. RADTELL has been very helpfull with a couple of minor problems ( caused by me).


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Reply By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 20:58

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 20:58
Hi John, We have only had our HF for about 3 months, but it is terrific. As well as VKS we are also with VH2RGC. The same as idea as VKS but you can have a more general chat with fellow HF radio users. Don't get me wrong we also talk on VKS as well. We are with Bushcom with the phone side of it and we have used the phone a fair bit to get in touch with home and they are great as well. VH2RGC is based in Wagga Wagga, and Allen will be more than happy to help you with any information. If you are interested in joining VH2RGC, give us a hoy and we can pass you on his contact details. Always looking for new members to join the VH2RGC network.
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