Barrett Communications to support Jon Sanders 10th circumnavigation of the world. Perth Western Australia, October 17th 2016. Australian yachting legend, Jon Sanders left the port of Fremantle on Saturday with the goal of completing his 10th circumnavigation of the world. Barrett Communications have supplied High Frequency (HF) radio equipment and technical support to assist with his long distance communications whilst at sea.

Jon Sanders Jon holds many Guinness Book of Records titles, including the longest series of circumnavigations, completing a series of three non-stop singlehanded circumnavigations, longest distance continuously sailed by any yacht: 48,510 miles (78,070 km) and the longest period alone at sea during a continuous voyage: 419 days: 22 hours: 10 minutes.

This circumnavigation will include two formal races being The Dirk Hartog Yacht Race 2016 and the 2017 Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro Race. The Dirk Hartog Yacht Race will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the landing by Dutch voyagers on Australian shores, which commenced on 15th October 2016. The 2017 Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro Race is a 3,600 nautical mile race across the South Atlantic, starting January 2017. A crew will be supporting Jon in these two races and he will sail solo for the majority of the voyage.

Barrett Communications have supplied a Barrett 2050 HF transceiver and 911 antenna tuner, together with technical support to Jon and his team. Jon will use the HF radio for long distance communications including, yacht race schedule procedures, receiving weather reports and emergency communications if required. Jon has reported that despite being previously unfamiliar with the Barrett 2050 HF transceiver he has already found it very intuitive and easy to use in pre voyage testing and required minimal training.

Barrett has long been associated with and supported all sailing clubs in Western Australia and has previously supported other Perth yachtsman in their global circumnavigations. In February 1996, David Dicks left Fremantle and completed his voyage in 9 months to hold the title of youngest (assisted) solo circumnavigation. This record was held for 13 years, from 1996 to 2009.









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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:
. UNDPKO . UNAMA . Red Cross
. UNMET . Red Crescent . UNMOGIP
. UNMIL . UNAMI . UNAMSIL
. UNMID . UNICEF . UNIIC
. 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.

These organisations include:
. Police forces
. National Guard
. Customs
. Border Patrol
. Coast Guard
. Drug enforcement agencies
. Private security firms

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:
. Remote health provision . Forestry
. Telecommunications . Post
. Emergency services . Transport
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. Environmental protection . Energy
. Embassies . Consulates

Private sector industries that include:
. Mining . Agriculture
. Construction . Energy
. 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.

Barrett HF radio and low band VHF communications equipment are more secure, autonomous and resistant to jamming than other communications mediums.

Barrett HF tactical transceivers provide:
. MIL-STD 188-141B ALE
. Frequency hopping
. AES and DES voice encryption

Barrett low band VHF tactical transceivers provide:
. Voice and data encryption
. Frequency hopping

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