Sat Phone hire

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 at 11:39
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We are thinking of hiring a sat phone for an up coming trip to the centre.
Has anyone got any tips, recommendations, suppliers ??

thanks in advance Timothy Hyde
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Reply By: chopper - Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 at 12:00

Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 at 12:00
Go with Iridium, If you are in Brisbane try Kyle communications in Lutwyche.
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Reply By: adrian - Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 at 12:56

Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 at 12:56
if you are in adelaide etc, contact desert access 4wd hire eq on 0414323932 they have heaps of equipment.
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Reply By: timhyde - Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 at 13:23

Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 at 13:23
Probably should have said I'm in Sydney. Thanks for the responses

timothy
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Reply By: Member - Nigel - Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 at 17:54

Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 at 17:54
Iridium is the best option for satphones - no idea where you can hire them as I'm a HF user.

I'd also recommend buying or hiring a personal EPIRB - they are inexpensive compared to your life and are good backup for life threatening emergencies, in case your primary long range comms fails for any reason.

Also a UHF is always good value when travelling. One that scans is good in the bush as there isn't much traffic, and scanning can provide anything from early warning of problems, to local type info and even entertainment (some people have the weirdest conversations). I prefer GME radios and I've tried them all (we currently own 6 UHFs and 4 of those are GME's).
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Reply By: Mario - Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 at 18:35

Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 at 18:35
Tim

Try John at Autraliawide Adventures Mob. 0409030027.The're at Appin and not too far from Sydney. AA hires and sells Satphones. The cost is $140 for the first week, then a sliding scale from there on. John has been a great help with similar enquiries. Cheers
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