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About the Bush Telegraph Network
The Codan Vehicle Mounted System


   The Bush Telegraph is an HF radio network for 4WD enthusiasts. It    provides friendly & reliable radio and communications services for the    pleasure and benefit of travellers in remote areas of Australia, without     the fanfare & red tape.

   These services include:

  • Five general communication channels spread over a wide frequency range providing    users with radio coverage up to about 3,500 km's.

  • Operating frequencies are:

    • 3995kHz

    • 5455kHz

    • 7899kHz

    • 11612kHz

    • 14977kHz

  • Well equipped base stations

  • Radio calls any time to Cowra & Woomera Bases

  • Beacon and SELCALL facilities at all bases

  • Messages can be sent car to car or verbally via base stations

  • Remote diagnostics of mobile radios (where this facility is available at the mobile)


Friendly radio operators at Cowra & Woomera bases with a genuine interest in HF radio.
  Each base is equipped the same to ensure conformity of services and includes:

Codan NGT & 9323 front control HF radio with:

  • Remote diagnostics facilities

  • Page/text calling facilities

  • Broadband Antenna

  • SELCALLing


 Price $33 inc GST

Note -:  Free to Bushphone + users