Notice to Competitors #1
Pre-race Satellite Phone & HF Radio Communication Testing
As per Notice of Race Appendix C.
Satellite Phone PRE RACE Testing
All boats must carry out a pre-race Satellite phone test between 27th December and 31st December 2017 with the Race Committee.
A boat shall send a text message (SMS) from their satellite phone as per their Communication Declaration form to the Race Committee on +61 427 477 854 noting in this order:
· Boat Name
· Sail Number
· Skipper Name
The Race Committee will acknowledge the text by replying with text “Received”.
Note the number used MUST be the one listed under Satellite phone in the Boats Entry form and on its Satellite Phone Declaration form.
HF Radio PRE RACE Testing
Boats using HF Radio for distress communications must carry out a pre-race radio check between 27th December and 31st December 2017 with“Charleville Radio” (operated by Kordia).
All such boats shall carry out their pre‐race Radio check on 4125, 6215, 8291 kHz or 12290 kHz during day light hours.
The Owner or Person in Charge shall first make contact with Korida by telephone prior to testing by phoning 02 6279 5774 or 02 6151 6688.
A minimum of 3 x 3 strength/readability on two of the radio frequencies must be met for the operator on shift to pass the radio check.