Our Network

  • Casino NSW - 2199 - operational
  • Chittering WA - 6199 - operational
  • Shepparton VIC - 3199 - operational
  • Alice Springs NT - 8199 - operational
  • Kununurra WA - 6299 - planned for 2018

 

  • Channel 1 - 3176 kHz - mobile to mobile only
  • Channel 2 - 5127 kHz - West coast primary
  • Channel 3 - 5270 kHz - East coast primary
  • Channel 4 - 6860 kHz - mobile to mobile only
  • Channel 5 - 7652 kHz - primary
  • Channel 6 - reserved for future
  • Channel 7 - 10203 kHz - primary
  • Channel 8 - 13910 kHz - primary
  • Channel 9 - reserved for future
  • Channel 10 -17463 kHz - mobile to mobile only

YOU MUST HAVE AN AUTHORITY TO TRANSMIT AND HAVE A TYPE APPROVED RADIO TO USE THESE FREQUENCIES AMATEUR RADIOS ARE NOT PERMITTED Operating protocol Always use your selcall ID upon initial contact.  Using the network callsign is not essential as the base operators will announce at the statutory intervals.  If you radio does not have a roger beep, please use OVER at the end of your turn.  The base operators will sometimes find it difficult to determine if you have finished without the roger beep or an OVER.  Take your time when talking, HF conditions can make conversations difficult to follow if you speak too quickly or too far away from the microphone.  However there is no need to shout!  Hold the microphone near your mouth tilted at an angle, imagine talking across the face of the microphone in a normal speaking voice.   Phonetics are useful if the conditions are poor, we strongly recommend learning then but are not essential.  You may be asked to "say again" by the base operators, take your time there's no rush.   Also note that none of the base operators are paid, all are volunteers.   Sked info The skeds have been designed to use a wide range of frequencies to cater for time of day and distance.  HF conditions vary every day so a contact on 10MHz today may not necessarily be the best tomorrow, be patient and wait for the channel change.   We ask members to avoid selcalling during these times to leave the frequency clear for the bases and any emergency traffic.  If your radio does not have selcall these times are generally the only time the base operators are listening.