WHO NEEDS HF RADIO

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

A HF radio connected to the Austravel Safety Network provides more than just wide area communications. For example piece of mind for your family safety and a sense of community by being able to chat to others while travelling are just a few of the benefits.  Austravel covers distances Australia wide, way beyond the limits of the telcos.  We have modern connective services to friends and family mobile phones  for newer HF radios. See Out-n-About TM   for more information.

WHAT IS HF RADIO

Un-like a UHF CB radio, High Frequency radio (HF) travels long distances ranging up to 2000Km direct point to point if required.  Austravel SafetyNet with its suitably located radio base stations around Australia, provides connection to the telephone system for your calls and Internet for smart features. While travelling, communication and emergency calls are possible from everywhere in Australia .

NO SOCIAL DISTANCING

Social distancing has become a thing of the past, except perhaps when you are travelling in remote areas.  When you travel, you are physically very distant from others but that does not mean you have to be socially distant.  A HF radio will keep you intouch and can provide a feeling of community by chatting with others when ever you wish and with no cost.

OUR APPROACH SETS US APART

Our innovative HF radio technologies touch virtually every aspect of the recreational remote area traveller’s communications needs. HF radio network solutions strip the distance boundaries of the mobile phone network and our innovative technologies touch virtually every aspect of the recreational remote area traveller’s communications needs thereby keeping social contact with  family and friends and contact with emergency first responders if required.

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A SUITABLE HF RADIO ON THE AUSTRAVEL NETWORK

  • With a single button press, send a call for help, from anywhere in Australia
  • Join in on open voice sked contacts with base operators
  • Enjoy radio chat to other club members
  • Make a direct dial phone call via your radio. ( Our HF-Tel service is not affected by the pending 3g shutdown and is included in our low annual membership fee..)
  • Send an SMS to someone’s mobile phone from your radio
  • Send a GPS position to be viewed on a mobile phone app or Google maps via email
  • Receive on your radio Austravel mailbox messages from friends
  • Send a short email text to nominated persons
  • Friends and family can run a phone app to view your travels and message back to your radio

 

MEMBER DELIVERED SERVICES

Our members and volunteer workers are the foundation of our not-for-profit business model; every member contributes to our purpose. Austravel’s ultimate technical advantages in HF radio communication systems was driven by industry - leading innovators who are members of the club. Our expert members employed a rigorous process of understanding the old HF network systems, gathered ideas, applied advanced technologies, rethought processes, then provided solutions to address our members current and future HF communications needs.

Mission Statement 

 

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