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Re: Cellphones internet and technology

Unread postby Dotty » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:27 pm

Hi Spikes welcome to the forums :D the official language of the forums is English.
One of our wonderful mods(bert) has done a translation for you :clap:
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Radio

Unread postby jesica » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:30 am

Good day, please tell me, can I invest in a CB radio or high freq radio that will work in the parks?

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Re: Radio

Unread postby Annabel » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:39 am

Personally I think ALL radios should be left at home...............

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Re: Radio

Unread postby Pascalinah » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:17 pm

Hi jesica,

my tip: hear the voices of KTP, its better than all Radios together :D

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Re: Radio

Unread postby p@m » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:39 pm

Hi jesica,

Good day, please tell me, can I invest in a CB radio or high freq radio that will work in the parks?


Good question :hmz: I think the crux here is why you think you would need one ? Is this specifically for KTP or did you have other parks in mind too ?

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Re: Radio

Unread postby jesica » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:18 pm

Well firstly, I see in the Kgalagadi is no cellphone signal. so what if somethings happens, and you need help, I have been to the Kruger to many times and their is times that goes buy that you dont see a car for 2 - 3 hours,

second, if you for 3 - 4 weeks, you will have to get in contact with someone at some time and I am sure a radio will come in handy then

thirdly, one can spy in on the day visitors trucks which tells the others trucks on the radios were is all the game
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Re: Radio

Unread postby Hugh » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:28 pm

Jesica I am not too clued up with radios But My son is a ham and he couild only speak to folk if he had a big enough aerial.He had the state of the art radio too He could sometimes manage overseas folk but Then he had the antenna attatched to a swimming pool pole and he would be upstairs hanging out of a window.Not practical for a car .!!! So in KTP I would imagine if there are no repeaters reception would be nonexistant . More Useless than a cell phone . At least you can play games on a cell phone !!
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Re: Radio

Unread postby Dotty » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:44 pm

Jesica, :) There is a discussion about this subject here that you might like to read :wink:
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Re: Radio

Unread postby jesica » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:32 am

thanks
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Re: Radio

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:46 pm

jesica wrote:Well firstly, I see in the Kgalagadi is no cellphone signal. so what if somethings happens, and you need help, I have been to the Kruger to many times and their is times that goes buy that you dont see a car for 2 - 3 hours,

Take enough food & drink for 3 days at all times. It will guarantee you don't break down. :wink:
jesica wrote:second, if you for 3 - 4 weeks, you will have to get in contact with someone at some time and I am sure a radio will come in handy then

Why? what did they do before cellphones. If you must remind someone you are still alive, pop in to 2R & ask them to send an email for you.
jesica wrote:thirdly, one can spy in on the day visitors trucks which tells the others trucks on the radios were is all the game

KG knows where the game is, ask him, or stop ocoming cars like we do!
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Re: Radio

Unread postby p@m » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:05 pm

Hello jesica,

I do hope you got some answers from the thread Dotty pointed you to.

Just to add to that.

1. cell phone signal -- only for (roughly) 10 km from Twee Rivieren. Just always remember to carry food, drink and something warm in the car. Have a look at this topic as well http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=57264&p=1579654#p1579654

2. Getting in contact -- all the SanP vehicles in KTP have radios as do all the camps. So if someone needs to contact you urgently, a call to KTP is all that is required -- they will radio the camp you're at & give you the message :lol: Otherwise do what we do -- drive 240 km (MataMata to Twee Rivieren & back) for an ice-cream cone & to call home to see if it's still standing :lol:

3.Day visitors trucks. KTP is not like Kruger -- there are no OSV's driving around all the time :lol:

If you really do feel better being able to keep in touch, have a look at hiring a satelite phone -- and I have no idea where or how or how much :lol:

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Re: Radio

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:49 am

Hi Jesica,

P@M has given you some very good advice regarding the satellite phones; I would suggest that if you are concerned about staying in touch that you do hire a satellite phone.

As per your posting regarding the radios keep in mind that KTP will allow you to set the frequency on the same as what we use in the park and secondly we are lucky enough that we do not have open \vehicles in the park so you will not have the luxury to hear where the sightings are....we all go out and try and find it ourselves.

As BB said stop oncoming vehicles and ask what they have seen, guests visiting the park is a very special 'breed' of people as they would gladly tell you what and where they have seen good sightings. You can also ask the guides / staff at the respective camps to get an update and even visit the sightings boards at the three main camps.


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Re: Radio

Unread postby WillemK » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:46 pm

Hi Jannie

Just a side note - I hope the sightings board at KTC is still functional. But I am sure it depends on the viisitors to post sightings.
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Re: Radio

Unread postby Jonkers » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:04 am

guests visiting the park is a very special 'breed' of people as they would gladly tell you what and where they have seen good sightings.

Yeh right! we waved at an oncoming car and wanted to tell them about the cheetah with cups and the springbok, only a grimpfff and a what do you want why do you make me stop? they drove with high speed on the Auob road.. ach what I said sorry for mistaken you for some one else and closed my window again. I thought even fluffy little cheetahs could not make these grumpy people smile again
But on average people do stop and you chat and exchange

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Re: Radio

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:17 pm

I had that same experience this morning.....trying to wave guests down to let them know about lions next to the road but they just ignored us and turned off......

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