email and voice services
HF/SSB Radio Services
provides Limited Coast
Station services via HF/SSB radio for small-craft in SE Asia, the North West Pacific, and Indian Oceans.
The service area extends in a roughly
radius from BRUNEI BAY
RADIO's base, located at approximately 5 degrees North, and
115 degrees East.
This region includes the main west to east
yacht circumnavigation routes, from the Solomon Islands in the east, across
the top of Australia, through SE Asia, to the
Arabian Sea in the west. And from northern Japan, to the SW coast of
Passage races occur regularly around the
South China Sea and along the Straits of Malacca. Many events welcome
Yacht rallies include Sail Indonesia - from Darwin through the Indonesian Archipelago to Singapore,
Sail Malaysia in Peninsula Malaysia and Borneo,
and the BIMP-EAGA Yacht Rally - Manado to Brunei via Sabah and Palawan.
interest in marine recreation and tourism throughout SE Asia involves many pristine
but isolated dive sites, sports fishing destinations, islands and yacht
cruising areas. BRUNEI
BAY RADIO's HF/SSB
services are designed to assist individual boat owners, clubs and
activity based tour operators to safely enjoy these areas.
the regional gateway of the not-for-profit
Association, a world-wide network of HF/SSB radio e-mail
transfer stations. This is a low cost e-mail service designed
particularly for cruising yachts. An annual SailMail Association
membership fee is the only cost; there are no connection or data
provides HF/SSB radio voice services. These include free-to-air daily
broadcasts of SE Asian marine weather, and Maritime Safety Information (MSI)
HF/SSB Radio services
Fishing and Motor Cruising
extend way beyond mobile phone range.
special communication schedules and yacht position logging for passage
races and yacht rallies in the region. These can be automated using e-mail and YOTREPS,
or manual, via a voice operator.
Using BRUNEI BAY
email or voice services, it's possible to order spare parts, update family,
notify position, receive weather charts, weather forecasts, MSI
warnings and organise crew changes.
e-mail service provides up to 40 minutes connection time per
day, plus the ability to transfer files such as word processing,
photos, pdf etc. This makes ordering parts, arranging crew, booking
flights, doing correspondence courses, and contacting family easy and reliable.
This BBRemail service suits families,
live-aboard dive or surf charter boats, fishing trawlers and other
small commercial vessels.
Data transmission will normally get through
when voice communication is difficult. This means our HF/SSB email
subscribers can reliably receive comprehensive weather and other safety,
operational and passage planning information. These modern radio email
services have overcome the loss of low-cost marine weather and safety
information for small-craft which occurred following the introduction of
satellite GMDSS services for larger vessels.
Contact us about
email service subscriptions, voice services or special events needs.
Small-Craft are defined as
vessels under 300 tonnes. Such vessels are not required (under
International Maritime Regulations) to carry expensive GMDSS satellite (INMARSAT)
equipment to receive weather and MSI information. Nor are they required
to fit special GMDSS (DSC) equipped HF/SSB radios for regular or
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