Become a Subscriber

The VKS-737 Radio Network was established for 'outback' travellers who are in distress by providing them with emergency assistance and support in co-operation with other organisations.

Make a Donation

Your donation to VKS-737 Radio Network will be used within Australia to help provide and support emergency high frequency radio communication and safety services to people who live, work or travel in rural and remote areas of Australia.

Become a Volunteer

You can make a real difference by volunteering your time in a variety of ways. Please contact us to discuss how you can help.



Established in 1993, the network is managed by Administration Staff , Committee Members and volunteers including Message Coordinator, Base Station Operators and Show Representatives.

We are licenced by the Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA) and subscribers must  comply with all provisions of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.


To provide emergency and general radio communications assistance services to people who live, work or travel in rural and remote areas of Australia, and to be the pre-eminent provider of high frequency radio communications services throughout rural and remote areas of Australia.


The VKS-737 Radio Network is a Public Benevolent Institution. The Network maintains a database containing all user details. Apart from the Name, Callsign and Selcall entries, information in the database is confidential.


The VKS-737 Radio Network is wholly owned by the Australian National 4WD Radio Network Inc. and is neither a part of, nor associated with, the Australian HF Touring Club, or the AussieHF Club

VKS-737 on Facebook

3 days ago

Woods Point and Surrounds Victoria Police Update - Winter 2019

5 days ago
Westprint Outback Maps and Books

This is the picture I was looking for yesterday when I managed to spend a lot of time looking at artistic photos of our rivers instead. This is the Lake Eyre Basin. It covers just under one-sixth of ... See more

6 days ago
Travel Outback Australia

Hey it’s Friday...which means it’s time for a bit of travel inspiration. Who else needs a regular camping fix? As always, feel free to send this post far and wide. Have a great day and I’ll see ... See more

1 week ago

Is Your Navigator (Or Other Passengers) Trained To Use Your Radio?

2 weeks ago
Birdsville Hotel

Hi all, we have had some very exciting news regarding roads and tracks around Birdsville! Please take the time to read the feedback below supplied by our Birdsville Police Officer.
Cheers, ... See more

3 weeks ago
Birdsville Hotel

The Birdsville track has just been opened. Please note that from Mungerannie to Birdsville it open only to vehicles 3 tonne and under and it is NOT open for vehicles ... See more

1 month ago
Travel Outback Australia

Here’s what we might be looking at right now in the Simpson

1 month ago
WA 4WD Association

To all the Mothers out there.....Happy Mothers Day

1 month ago
Innamincka Hotel

Hey guys! Just an update on the roads for you all. As stated in my last post, everything is open to us except for the causeway, which links to the Cordillo Downs Road. This has a strong flow of water ... See more

1 month ago
Birdsville Hotel

Eyre creek flooding down over the QAA line Simpson Desert.
Photos as of this morning and supplied by our mate Lachie from Wrightsair 'The Spirit of the Outback' Charter and Scenic Flight Specialist

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