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Re: TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 19:49
by Family_Dog
SECTION 3: CLIENT INFORMATION

Self-explanatory, this is to enable ICASA to be able to Invoice you for your Annual Charges.

Only fill in what is applicable. For a Private Individual, you do not need to worry about Business Addresses, etc.

Proceed to next section, Page 5.

Re: TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 19:51
by Family_Dog
SECTION 3: CLIENT INFORMATION


This is self-explanatory, fill in whatever is applicable to you.

Before you submit your Application, make sure you have paid the relevant Licence Application Fee, as detailed in the first post of this thread, viz: (ICASA LICENCING PROCEEDURE: )

Submit your proof of Payment for this together with the Application Forms. The payment should be made out in favour of ICASA using the following reference number: EFT Ref: 007000000.

Good luck! Please check your forms for accuracy, as you will forfeit your application fee should they not be correctly filled in.


Any questions? Feel free to contact me.


Note:
Some of the data contained herein has undergone slight changes, I will correct these in time.


-F_D

Re: TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 19:59
by Family_Dog
The ICASA Application form may be downloaded by clicking on the Adobe PDF file at the bottom of this post.

EDIT: Currently the Forum does not allow PDF files, will contact John about this.
The form is available here: ICASA Land Mobile Application Form


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Just to clarify costs, I want to add this section as well:

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The application fee for a VHF frequency is much more expensive than for a 29Mhz frequency. Here are the current fees, but subject to change if ICASA deems so:

SIMPLEX (Local)

Application Fee: R620.00 (per application)
Licence Fees: R42 per Radio, if granted

SIMPLEX (Roving)

Application Fee: R620.00 (per application)
Licence Fees: R42 per Radio, if granted. (Minimum quantity of Radios: 50)

DUPLEX:
Application Fee: R1100.00 (per application)
Licence Fees: R48 per Radio, if granted
(Minimum of 40 Radios required in Rural Areas, 80 in Metropolitan Areas)

LINKS:

Application Fee: R730.00 (per application)
Licence Fees: R42 per Radio, if granted

29MHz:
Application Fee: R210.00 (per application)
Licence Fees: R42 per Radio, if granted (for Ski-Boats) / R33 per Radio (for 4x4)


VHF frequencies are a valuable resource and are protected. It is understood that 29MHz frequencies are for purposes of many users sharing (relatively) short range frequencies for communal use, whereas FM frequencies are intended for Businesses etc who would prefer privacy (albeit it limited) with their radio communications.

Re: TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 20:02
by KOOS BEST
Eric, what channels on 29mhz does the 4x4 people use. Ski boat channels we use 9/16/22 if I am not mistaken(I am under correction here).
If you get a radio programmed, whats the channels you require for off road use in convoy for example?
Koos

Re: TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 20:21
by Ian Abrahamson
Thanks for this excellent report Eric. I must say its a pleasure having someone of your calibre with a wealth of technical radio info on the forum ..

Re: TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 21:42
by Family_Dog
KOOS BEST wrote:Eric, what channels on 29mhz does the 4x4 people use. Ski boat channels we use 9/16/22 if I am not mistaken(I am under correction here).
If you get a radio programmed, whats the channels you require for off road use in convoy for example?
Koos

Koos, the normal 4x43 29MHz channels would be channels 14, 15 & 16. There is a Club in the W. Cape that also uses Ch. 1.

The Ski-Boat frequencies are Ch. 6, 19 & 22.


-F_D

Re: TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 21:43
by Family_Dog
It took me long enough, Ian. And I found a glaring misprint that, thankfully, no one else picked up! :redface:

It will be updated as time goes by.


-F_D

Re: TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 17:59
by JohnBoyZA
Thanx for this F_D, very useful!!!

Re: TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 12:06
by Family_Dog
One of the better, cost-effective VHF Portable Radios available for use by forumers has been the Kirisun PT4200 VHF portable Radio, which is a 16-Channel unit covering the full VHF spectrum. Featuring a 1200mA/Hr Lithium-Poly Battery, this light-weight robust unit has been tried and tested for use in harsh environments and has come through with flying colours. Hence it has become my recommendation for an excellent "value for money" portable radio.
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Kirisun has recently introduced a brand new Mobile VHF radio, the PT8000, which we have tested and are happy to announce that the short-comings of the older model radio have been addressed. This model is now totally approved by us for use in a 4x4 vehicle. The PT8000 unit is a solid eight-channel VHF Mobile radio at an affordable price.
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Contact me for any further information on these units should you have any queries.


-F_D

Re: TWO-WAY RADIO CONSIDERATIONS FOR 4X4 DRIVERS

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 12:36
by Herrie
What prices can we get them for?