Buying a Used Sat Phone

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:12
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Evening All,

I am seriously considering buying a used sat phone over a hf set(purely for size-enough chit in cruiser already LOL)have looked on net but come up with jack any of the melbournites know of places that sell such items(motorola 9505 or 505A)seem to be the go.any help would be appreciated.cheers Paul
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:19

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:19
Paul, there's a big differential between the price of a 9500 and a 9505A, around 3-600$. Good 9500's are becoming hard to find.
Bits are easier to find for the 505A, eg batteries etc.
Not sure where you'd find one in Melb but good luck.
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 23:44

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 23:44
There's a couple on ebay at the moment....

Item# 260217818333 is a 9505A (located in Perth, postage $18.00)..Currently at $929.00 with a little over 1½ days to run..

Item # 250224639459 is a 9505, located in Omeo (Vic).. Starting price $900.00 (no bids yet) with a little under a week to run...

Up to you if you wish to consider either of these;-))

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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 09:56

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 09:56
Why don't you look at buying a new one and getting the Fed Govt subsidy - you don't have to live anywhere remote just be
wanting to use it where there is no mobile reception. That's how we bought ours - and we use Motorola (not Globalstar).
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Follow Up By: brushmarx - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 10:17

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 10:17
I applied for the rebate, and was refused because you have to be in the "remote" area for a minimum of 180 days of the year over a two year period, and that is hard to justify. I have been given an appeal term, but can't offer any further information to them that would help.
If you have any tricks that don't involve lying to the Government, I would be pleased to learn them, because the subsidy is definitely worth getting if possible.
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Follow Up By: mowing - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 17:57

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 17:57
Hi Ruth, You haven't got a picture of the dog crate/cage on the back of the ute have you. Looking at doing something for our lab.


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Follow Up By: TD100 - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 21:27

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 21:27
hey Ruth,

i had the same response as brusshy,need to be in non mobile service area for certain periods etc etc,thats why the post for s/hander.cheers Paul
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:30

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:30
Timing might be everything ...

I am about to sell my 9500, which I thought I would put on eBay. Only used once (in anger) when I busted a cv joint 40km out of Adelaide River.

If you want details/pics, drop me an email at jeller @ tadaust . org .au but just leave out the spaces.

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