sat phone or hf radio

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 20:59
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hi heading off to birdsville races away for cpl weeks just want to no what other members thinks is the best way to go or uhf would be enuff.

thanks mick
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 21:11

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 21:11
Probaly the only problem will be the amount of traffic rather than a lack of it so a UHF should be enough


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Reply By: Member - michael (BOXHD) r (VI - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 21:13

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 21:13
thanks for that graham
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Reply By: Member - Mark E (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 21:13

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 21:13
Mick,

To be completely honest you wont need anything. On that weekend if something happens, just wait beside your car, but try not to get run down by the millions of other cars roaring up 'The Track'.

Your thumb will be plenty.

Sing out if you want some advice about REAL remote travel. ;-)

Cheers,

Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - michael (BOXHD) r (VI - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 21:29

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 21:29
thanks mark iam singing out hahahaah let me now some places to go

thanks mick
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark E (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 22:14

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 22:14
Mate, I checked your profile and with that well set up Navara, you could go anywhere....

In Vic: Alpine National Park..... zillions of tracks to keep you going for a month of Sundays......
NSW: Alpine Areas, coast inland deserts....take your pick...

Should I continue??

Cheers,

Mark
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 22:50

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 22:50
There must be around three threads this week on a similar subject Mick, with lots of good information and advice given. If that hasn't helped you make up your mind, members here cannot do it for you. Everyone's needs are different and you need to decide what level of risk and level of independence in case of an accident, medical emergency or breakdown you want. UHF is a very good start.

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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 09:36

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 09:36
From memory, channel 3 duplex UHF is a distress channel out there.
There is a sign past Windorah notifying people of it.

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Reply By: Member - redust..... (SEQ) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 18:26

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 18:26
g'day all, I understand Optus now have a tower for Birdsville full time, last races they towed in a portable tower, might be an idea to check locally.
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Follow Up By: Teraa - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 19:46

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 19:46
I heard a rumor that the tower stayed up last year but I forgot to check last time I went through. The locals were kinda disgusted the first year it went up cause why isn't it there all the time. I reckon it would be just handy to have UHF it depends if you're going off the track ?
There use to be Homstead signs with their UHF channels but they were stolen.
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