SKED is a standard radio abbreviation for a scheduled contact at a specific time. (I.e. Every day at the same time). For Austravel these times and channels are listed below and in the beginning pages of the selcall list which is available by email on request or, comes out as a separate email with the Channel Chatter magazine. Skeds will change summer to winter as daylight effects the best channels to use around sked times.

The sked tables need to progressively change as we re-arange frequencies for new bases and to cater for the solar activity increases. These progressive changes are needed to keep providing the best coverage of Australia at sked times. So please stay up to date and check on the changes as each new selcall list comes out. Get a current copy before you head off for travel. Of course, if you are travelling and out of email range, as a regular caller on the skeds the operators will let you know in advance of a pending sked list change.

Check out the link above to the left  of this page to  SWS which provides HAP charts for our bases.   These will give you a guide to the expected range of each channel.  Current to within the hour. Click the Austravel logo just below HF Radio Conditions.

Note we have now moved to the Winter Tables as daylight saving has stopped.  It is suggested that you print a copy of below and take it with you.

Mareeba Base 4199 is included in the skeds from the 22nd August 2020. Click time table below.

Winter Sked Time Table East and West

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