Emerald Scout Group Visits Travel Club.
Members of Australian HF Touring Club welcome scouts and their parents from the Emerald Scout Group to the Club's Muster at Sapphire.
Club members helped the youngsters to learn about travel, communications and safety topped off by a sausage sizzle provided by the Club.
Scouts were able to make phone calls to their parents, log their individual locations by GPS and receive SMS messages all through the use of club members' HF radios.
One lucky scout even had the opportunity to talk to operators in the Royal Flying Doctor Service base in Port Augusta, South Australia. Following a demonstration of drone flying, scouts and their families were invited to join members of Australian HF Touring Club in a mouth-watering sausage sizzle.
The AHFTC is a club whose members have a keen interest in motor travel throughout Australia and use their long distance High Frequency (HF) radios fitted to their cars, motorhomes fifth-wheelers and caravans to keep in touch and for safety reasons.
They love to talk about their travel experiences with other club members and will often share their special camping spots when they find a real gem. Members do not need any special technical skills they simply need to join the club, and for the membership fee of $80.00 per year, plus an initial joining fee of $20.00, they are able to make free phone calls and SMS and log their GPS positions so that their friends and family will know where they are at all times.
The club operates its radio system through five bases throughout Australian and the members have access to 19 different frequencies on which they may make their calls and in keeping with the love of Australia the club emphasises its Aussie culture and language with such names as Mates Muster and Home Paddock.