Q: Why don't you have skeds or should I ask are you considering
having skeds at some time?
A: No, we don't have skeds and we
do not intend to introduce them at all. - This is the major plus
with the HFoZ Network, If you look carefully at the services and
facilities we provide, you'll understand why we don't need skeds,
as you can log to our database (both GPS Positions and Messages)
yourself and anyone you give permission to, can access those log
files - This is far surperior to any 'so called' skeds.
Q: Compared to other Australian networks
you seem to have not many base sites - Is this adequate?
A: On the surface that would appear
to be correct but there are several other considerations to be kept
in mind. Firstly, three base sites is more than adequate to cover
Australia as far as distance goes. It's more to do with the number
of users you have using the network and the type of calling that
is carried out. We're constantly monitoring the network loading/congestion
and when it starts to increase beyond an acceptable level we'll
then no doubt consider additional base sites.
I try and upload GPS positions to the mapping I can't get the map
to come up?
You must set your computer to allow Popups for this site - sometimes
various other setup parameters will be required to be changed but
the HFoZ web site should prompt you with these alterations
Radio Guidelines stipulates that you must receive 2 revertives when
sending Emails, GPS or SMS messages, however sometimes I can hear
the second revertive returning but do not get the actual message
on my radio stating "Your message (or GPS Position) has been
This is something that is just an idiosyncrasy of HF transmission
- Here's a little secret, as long as you actually hear the data
returning for the Second Revertive Message you can be assured
that your Message, Email or GPS position has been logged or sent
correctly but if in doubt just send it again - it's better to be
logged twice than not at all.
I'm not receiving emails sent from head office re HFoZ Updates,
Please ensure you haven't got our email address blocked in your
spam filter settings - if so, go to your spam filter setup and ensure
your have our email addresses in the 'Allowed' section.
I own an Apple Mac computer and
cannot get the mapping to come up on screen. My operating system
is Safari which is standard with the computer as supplied?
There is 2 possible remedies to fix this problem - Firstly ensure
you have the latest upgrade to Safari, this will just about certainly
fix your problem - Ensure you click on 'Safari' then 'Preferences'
then in the box that appears 'Security' untick 'Block pop-up windows'
If this doesn't work download & install the "Firefox"
browser. Do as above re pop-up windows.
I receive emails on my computer from HFoZ users the message is all
jumbled and formatted incorrectly - For your info I use Eudora Email
display the HFOZ message with the correct formatting using Eudora,
click on Tools/Options and in the drop down box under Category select
Viewing Mail. Then in Message Window click on "Use Microftsoft's
you've had any problems with any of our Services please let us know
so we can list the possible remedies