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Jon Sanders 11th Circumnavigation of the world

Australian sailing legend Jon Sanders AO OBE has commence his 11th circumnavigation of the globe.

The long range HF radio fitted to his yacht Perie Banou 2 has been upgraded to allow it to operate on a new and innovative network run by Austravel Safety Net Inc.

Although primarily designed for land based travelers, the signals from Austravel's many base stations also effectively cover Australian waters.

Read the full article in our December 2019 Channel Chatter magazine below. A link to what Jon is up to on his trip.  More info

Jeanne Socrates has arrived in Australia on the 14th Feb.  She has HF and is operational on Austravel and amateur bands and is mobile now.

Who is Jeanne Socrates?  Have a look at


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