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Jon Sanders 11th Circumnavigation of the world

Australian sailing legend Jon Sanders AO OBE is about to 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.

Even when well away from mobile phone coverage,  the Austravel system will give Jon access to:-

  • Phone calls over theHF radio network
  • SMS MESSAGING to any mobile phone in Australia
  • Mark GPSposition on the map
  • Send an emergency call with GPS location
  • Friends and family can follow Jons’ travels and send text messages to him using the Out-n-AboutTM app

Read the full article in our December 2019 Channel Chatter magazine. Jon departs Fremantle on the 3rd November.  More info

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