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By midday things had changed, a 50kt southerly front came
through with a very nasty sea. I rang Derek and told him our ETA
had gone back about 4hrs, he said not to worry, ring whenever I
arrived which was 10.30pm. They were still awake to make sure
we were OK.
Capt Petal was mistaken in saying “Marine Rescue has their
When VMR found out that the property at Firefly was for sale
they went to their agents and agreed to buy the property for the
asking price. They then approached Derek and also agreed after
numerous consultations to settle on a price for radio equipment,
towers, antennae and other infrastructure.
A week after the agreed signing date had passed, the agents
rang VMR only to be told that they had reneged on the deal. They
didn’t even have the courtesy to let Derek know.
Makes you wonder about left hands and right hands within
some of our Government Departments!
David (Lawso) Lawson,
The end of HF radio? – Not quite!
It was with dismay I read the letter from Capt Petal regarding
HF communications during his passage from Hobart to Sydney
Capt Petal writes: “We left Wineglass Bay with a ‘fresh’ but
favourable forecast, logged in with Hobart Maritime on 6 megs and
equipped with the latest weather forecast, headed off for Eden.”
I assume he meant Coast Radio Hobart (CRH) and why use 6
megs instead of 2 or 4? After all, three of CRH’s HF base stations
are only about 73nm away. In fact why use HF at all when our
VHF service from our base on Maria Island is only 30nm away
or our Falmouth base 35nm away?
Capt Petal then describes how ‘mid strait’ he was unable to
contact a shore station. I don’t know exactly where he was and
at what time of day but one could assume he was around 115nm
from Eden or NE Tas. This would put him around 88nm from our
VHF base on Flinders Island.
We regularly work vessels in excess of 100nm from that station.
He could have contacted us on CH16, 2524, or the distress and
calling frequencies 4125, 6215 or 8291 kHz from 0700–1930hrs or
on CH16 and 4125 kHz after that time.
I am at a loss as to why he was not able to contact anyone on
either HF or VHF. Could he have been using the wrong frequencies?
Coast Radio Hobart conducts four skeds daily and if Capt Petal
had tuned into any one of those skeds he would have known what
frequencies / channels we monitor and that we would cover him
all the way to Sydney and beyond on HF and nearly to mainland
Australia on VHF.
There are other base stations that offer various services both
here in Tasmania and on the mainland that he may also have
been able to use. Countless mariners have had only positive
experiences with the extensive coverage and services offered
by CRH and other Tasmanian radio networks.
My advice to Capt Petal is to do some homework and have
his radios checked by an expert, after all he couldn’t even get
our name right.
Barry McCann, OAM,
Manager, Coast Radio Hobart
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