2020 HF Email fax and data system

The Barrett 2020 system is ideal for the provision of full and secure email and data transfer over HF radio within organisations with remote-sited operations with no existing communications infrastructure. The 2020 system provides a simple automatic interface for speech, data transfer and email among all stations in the HF radio network with full connectivity to internet email via an HF gateway station.

After the initial capital equipment cost, which is comparable or less than current satellite systems, there are no ongoing time charge costs for data transfer within the network.


2020 Internet Gateway provides a seamless portal to and from the internet and HF network either via dial up connection or LAN mail server.

2020 Fax Gateway supports fax traffic from the HF network to the Public Service Telephone Network (PSTN).

Supports standard Mail Client user interface (SMTP/POP and LAN). Mail users can use their own and familiar mailing software (e.g. MS Outlook, Outlook Express, Lotus Mail, Pegasus Mail, Etc).

Can be integrated easily within 4 and 6 Digit Selcall Networks for combined HF voice and data communications between network stations.

A 2023 modem PCB is available to interally fit within a 2050 transceiver.

Provides on-the-air linking protection ensuring communication is possible only between like-coded stations.

Intelligent and user configurable Link Quality Analysis (LQA) providing automated channel selection, link establishment and fully automatic mail transfers for 24 hour unattended operation.

For pre-determined and automated mail delivery at set times according to individual network requirements.

Ensures email and other traffic is transferred in the shortest possible time frame. E.g. Up to 160 Kb *.txt file/43 pages of A4 text in as little as 90 seconds, subject to link quality and file compressibility.

Allows transmission of third party encrypted file data for higher level data protection requirements.

Compatible with all Windows operating systems