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Offline Shorty

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HF radios
« on: May 28, 2016, 08:18:07 AM »
What is the feeling amongst members about HF radios when away touring the outback and isolated areas of this huge country?  Interested in fors and againsts please.....
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Re: HF radios
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2016, 03:07:16 PM »
I got sat phone and use pre paid sim in it as it was  cheaper to buy and easy to use

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Re: HF radios
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2016, 09:21:39 PM »
depends where you plan to go really, much of what people call isolated isn't all that isolated these days IMHO. I've never had more then a uhf in my vehcile in all the travels we have done, though we did hire a sat phone at Mt Dare and dropped it off at Birdsville for our club Simpson Desert crossing.
Just a heads up...Jeff has changed his signature due to being foolish enough to leave his account logged on when he borrowed my phone.
I preferred his signature i'd written there myself before he changed it...lol
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Re: HF radios
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2016, 01:28:31 PM »
We travel with a sat phone and an eprirb for emergencies. Sat phone is easier and doesn't need to be mounted in the vehicle.
As Mal said it's rare these days to go somewhere and not see others
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