The Codan and Barrett HF radio "Red-Button" is back, by integration with Telcall+ and Out-n-About

So we all know that our loved emergency red button on our HF Radios is no longer monitored by the RFDS.

BUT, never fear, Austravel Safetynet has resurected the beloved button, meaning that anyone in your travelling party can simply operate the HF radio and make direct voice contact with an emergency help responder.

But how does it work?  It's not magic, BUT, you do need to need to be a member and have your radio programmed appropriately.

Telcall+ is here

Telcall+ development has been completed and is currently in operation at all of our bases.

Tellcall+ information           Out-n-AboutTM app

What's this?  Simply the most advanced HF (High Frequency) radio system available to Australian Land Mobile and Australian waters users.

About Us


Any traveller in Australia who visits areas outside mobile-phone coverage, should consider High Frequency radio (HF) as a viable method  of making a call for assistance or emergency contact for help in the instant required, which could be life saving. 

Not For Profit

Austravel SafetyNet Inc. is a not-for-profit HF radio club run by volunteers, established to provide an affordable recreational HF radio network for its members. Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle/vessel to base communications (i.e.radphone) can be established offering verbal communications with anyone or any organisation connected to a landline or *mobile phone (*in service).

Membership at the appropriate levels grants license to transmit with all membership funds being directed to providing better services.

Extra cool Telcall stuff

There a few cool features available to Telcall+ users

Send a Page Call to an Austravel Base  base with ->

  • "WHO AM I", the base will respond with your selcall
  • "SELCALL ME", the base sends you a selcall
  • "BASE CHANNELS", the base will respon with it's scanned channels
  • "TIME PLEASE", will return a message with the date and time in WA
  • "GET SWS", will return some information from Space Weather Services
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