To telephone a message to a subscriber:

Telephone (08) 7325 2610 ( International: + 618 7325 2610 )
Follow the prompts. Note that you will be asked for...........

  • The user's name (given and family name)
  • The user's callsign (such as Mobile 5291)
  • A general location for the user if known
  • Your name
  • Your phone number (we may need to get back to you)
  • The message

You have approximately 1 minute for the recording.
Please read the Important Advice below, prior to recording your message!

Our Delivery System
Our volunteer messages coordinator circulates messages to all network staff several times each day (time permitting).

USERS - Please stay in touch daily, while travelling!

It is important that travelling users monitor at least one of our many daily skeds, for the retrieval of messages.

Important Advice


Important advice on the reliability of our system can be found below. Anyone telephoning messages to VKS-737 subscribers should read that advice!

We cannot guarantee acceptance or delivery of messages within our systems !

It is possible that technical failure in any of our systems may prevent your message being relayed to the indicated VKS-737 subscriber. Adverse HF conditions may also prevent effective contact with the indicated subscriber.

If you have other potential methods of communicating with the indicated subscriber, we suggest those methods be employed in addition to this facility.

We do not accept messages that we judge to be potentially offensive or that may in any way contravene federal communications law.

If messages are unnecessarily long, and/or contain frivolous and/or trivial content our volunteer staff will most likely reduce the content. Please include the essentials only!

If you are able to phone our VKS-737 subscriber direct, please do that instead of using this facility. If you make contact with the subscriber by other means, it is important that you contact the Subscriber Message Service as soon as possible to cancel the message request.

If your message is not retrieved by the indicated subscriber within 5 days, it will be deleted (although urgent messages may be retained on the list, at our discretion).

The forwarding of messages is a public ‘event’ on the HF airwaves so there is no level of confidentiality. Consider the content of your message.

Messages nominated as URGENT will find us applying all available resources to make contact with the VKS-737 subscriber, but we cannot indicate any particular level of success.


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 VIC

We wish to thank Codan Radio Communications and Minelab Electronics
for their generous donations of prizes for the raffle.
Thank you to all those who participated in the raffle for your support.
The Codan raffle helps to raise funds for the VKS-737 Radio Network
– funds that enable us to carry out its vital emergency safety Radio communications work with travellers and remote area communities

Your support helps us to achieve so much.