Talk To Your Mates!
When you’re travelling on the Wallaby or perhaps even just out for the day from home, have you been a bit nervous about calling up and having a conversation with another VKS-737 Subscriber on one of our frequencies? We’ve heard from some that they understood…
Is Your Navigator (Or Other Passengers) Trained To Use Your Radio?
Here’s a question for you Fellas… You set up your vehicle, pack the troops and provisions and off you go. You regularly check in using your HF radio, “Here. Going there. Beer’s cold, flies are bad.” Have you ever wondered if any of your troops,…
A Tale Of The Unbreakable Hilux
In April 2017 we embarked on a trip in company with another family vehicle containing Dave and Angela. We travelled north-south on the Canning Stock Route. On our tenth day on the CSR, we pulled up to camp for the night at Thring Rock. On…
Birdsville Track Motorcycle Crash – July 2016
This article discusses the events around an incident where a motorcyclist travelling the Birdsville Track came off at high speed, sustaining significant injuries that could have taken his life if it wasn’t for the efforts of people on the scene, medical professionals and the involvement…
How Good Is HF Radio?
Here are two examples of how reliable HF Radio is. The first video is of a subscriber talking to Alice Springs Base from Coongie Lakes near Innamincka. Distance to Alice Springs Base as the radio goes is about 750 kilometres. Second video is a traveller…
Satphones Vs HF Radio – A Real Experience
This article was submitted to VKS-737 and demonstrates the possible pitfalls that a SatPhone user could be faced with when trying to summon help. It was an actual incident that occurred in the Victorian High Country, involving a group of 4WD Club Members on one…
25 Years And Still Going Strong!
25 years ago on the 30th November 1993 the first VKS-737 Radio Network Licence was issued by the Spectrum Management Agency, the forerunner of the present Australian Communications and Media Authority. The licence which was in the name of the SA Association of Four Wheel…
2018 Codan Raffle Winners!
Congratulations !! Codan Envoy Raffle Winners 1st prize Codan Envoy Explorer Package Bob & Marion Branson, Mobile 0342 from QLD 2nd prize Minelab Go-Find 66 Charlie & Cheryl Savage, Mobile 1777 from VIC 3rd prize Minelab Go-find 44 Ian & Joyce Parsons, Mobile 0451 from…
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