Barrett provide HF radio communications support to the Dirk Hartog Yacht Race October 25, 2016 will mark the 400th anniversary of the landing of the first known European visitor to Western Australia, Dirk Hartog and the crew of the ship Eendracht. In commemoration of the event the South of Perth Yacht Club and the Fremantle Sailing Club, with assistance from Geraldton Yacht Club, will be conducting a yacht race and cruise to Dirk Hartog Island, which is in the Shire of Shark Bay in Western Australia, 800km north of Perth.

Dirk Hartog Yacht Race Barrett Communications has long been associated with all Western Australian yacht clubs and during past events has provided HF communication equipment to meet statutory race requirements and ensure the safety of race participants.

For the Dirk Hartog event Barrett has provided a HF marine radio installation to the radio relay and safety escort vessel MV Fonster. This installation includes a 2050 HF transceiver with an internal modem and the 2020 email fax and data system.

For this event all communications will be transmitted to a HF data base station at the Barrett Communications head office in Bibra Lake, Western Australia and then onwards via the internet to the race coordinators. The radio equipment supplied allows for race organisers to receive and transmit both voice, data and email communications via HF to and from the radio relay and safety escort vessel and to communicate with the relevant clubs for their information or safety assistance.

The Shire of Shark Bay together with the State Government of Western Australia will be presenting the Dirk Hartog Voyage of Discovery: Shark Bay 1616 Festival in the town of Denham and at various locations around the Shire of Shark Bay. The race and cruise event is in 4 stages, the first leg departs from Fremantle to Geraldton on the 15th October, then from Geraldton to Denham from the 20th October. Event celebrations including a concert and the 16th Century Dress Captains Ball together with many other food and music events will be held in Denham from the 20th until 24th October. The 25th October will be the commemoration landing at Dirk Hartog Island with the final leg from Denham to Fremantle departing 26th October.

The radio relay and safety escort vessel will be responsible for all stages of sailing and will be conducting regular radio schedules with all vessels in the fleet. The race is open to Category 2 racing yachts and cruising yachts. The organisers are expecting approximately 30 vessels to be involved.









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Dirk Hartog Yacht Race
MV Fonster being prepared at South of Perth Yacht Club.

Dirk Hartog Yacht Race
Barrett 2050 HF Transceiver.

Dirk Hartog Yacht Race
2050 HF Transceiver installed on the bridge of MV Fonster.

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Barrett has a long held reputation for the supply and support of HF communications equipment to the aid and humanitarian markets.

Barrett HF equipment provides easily installed, simple and reliable voice and HF based email communications in areas that have either poor communications infrastructure or where previous communications infrastructure has been destroyed.

Our commitment in the form of regular field support trips to assist in mission start ups throughout the world is well known.

Organisations and missions supported include:
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. WFP

Barrett products suitable for use in these areas include:
Barrett 2050 HF transceiver
Barrett 2019 Automatic tuning mobile antenna
Barrett 2050 Wireless control HF transceiver
Barrett 2060 Automatic telephone interconnect
Barrett 2020 HF email system
Barrett 2062 HF-VHF/UHF crossgate
Barrett HF communications equipment provides vital communications for law enforcement and security organisations internationally.

Security organisations in places such as Iraq, Timor, Kazakhstan, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and a number of African and South American countries have utilised Barrett's communications products where reliable and secure communications are paramount.

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Barrett products suitable for use in these areas include:
Barrett 2050 HF transceiver
Barrett 2019 Automatic tuning mobile antenna
Barrett 2050 Wireless control HF transceiver
Barrett 2060 Automatic telephone interconnect
Barrett 2020 HF email system
Barrett 2062 HF-VHF/UHF crossgate
Barrett HF communications equipment is ideally suited to provide primary and backup communications for the following

Public sector areas that include:
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. Telecommunications . Post
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Private sector industries that include:
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. Transportation . Shipping

We also serve a significant recreational vehicle user market.

Barrett products suitable for use in these areas include:
Barrett 2050 HF transceiver
Barrett 2019 Automatic tuning mobile antenna
Barrett 2050 Wireless control HF transceiver
Barrett 2060 Automatic telephone interconnect
Barrett 2020 HF email system
Barrett 2062 HF-VHF/UHF crossgate
Barrett 2075 300 W to 1 kW HF transmitters
Our turnkey network design team will take your system requirements and produce an initial technical proposal.

On customer approval this initial technical proposal is finalised into a detailed technical document with system manuals and full installation programs.

Barrett turnkey systems have been used in areas that include:
HF systems for Air Traffic Control
Remote sited HF transmitters and receivers linked by landlines or microwave
LAN based control systems for remote sited HF transmitters and receivers
Operator consoles, Custom built interfaces, control systems, operator positions
MIL-STD HF data systems including 5066 stack based systems
Integration of new HF transmitters and receivers into existing systems
Turnkey mission based installations for humanitarian organisations
Vehicle tracking systems
High power transmitters for GMDSS systems
High power HF email and data systems
Military HF networks

All Barrett Communications products can be incorporated into a custom turnkey HF network depending on customer requirements.
Barrett 1 kW high power HF transmitters and remote HF receivers along with our 2076 remote site interface are used in conjunction with TransOceana DSC systems for GMDSS coast stations.

GMDSS coast stations that include Barrett equipment have been installed in various countries including Mauritius, Namibia and Thailand.

Barrett products used in these applications:
Barrett 2075 high power transmitters
Barrett 2050 HF receivers
Barrett 2076 remote site controllers
Barrett 2071 HF Rx multi-coupler
Barrett 912 broadband dipoles
Barrett 902 series masts
Military forces rely on HF and low band VHF radio to provide secure and highly reliable communications in demanding applications and environments.

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Barrett low band VHF tactical transceivers provide:
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. Frequency hopping

Barrett products suitable for use in these areas include:
Barrett PRC-2090 tactical HF system
Barrett PRC-2080 tactical VHF system