Lowrance Hand Held VHF Radios Help Mates4Mates
A team of wounded Australian Defence Force personnel travelled 980km from Sydney to Brisbane in kayaks, in the inaugural Mates4mates Sea Kayak Adventure Challenge.
Aimed to help wounded, injured and ill Defence personnel rebuild their life skills and personal resilience, as well as raise awareness of the emotional, economic and social challenges facing many returned service personnel, this trip of endurance was helped along by the use of Lowrance Link 2 DSC VHF Hand Held Radios.
With an expected Range of about 5-10km distance at sea level, depending on wave height, the Sea Kayak Adventure Challenge team also received a maximum Range connection of 21km to a coastal VHF Repeater.
The challenge co-ordinator made good use of the Target Call feature which enabled him to speak directly to a specifc Link 2 VHF radio using the MMSI number. The function helped the team to keep in touch with one another for moral support and encouragement along the Way.