I hear what you are saying Ramjet. But he was doing Skeds at 3.670Mhz. That's the 80m band and not very portable friendly.That is probably the battery he used to power the tent equipment.. maybe just lighting .. but also he could have used such a battery for powering his HF radio gear.
Always safer to not rely on the main car battery for auxiliaries... and it means he could talk on the schedules in the comfort of the tent... no risk of a flat cranking battery.
However it looks to me like this battery may well have caused the fire.. due to the fact that it is so damaged.
It certainly looks like an intense fire.
He may have put the expensive radio equipment back into the car for security before leaving the site. (I can only presume the radio gear was found in the car)
No sign of a vehicle mounted antenna.. so presume he locked it away also.
No sign of any other camp site antenna.
All this points to a very well organized and experienced camper and obviously very keen on his remote radio comms.
Cant see a problem with those blokes , why are they "rednecks"?Here is a group of gun toting rednecks
Again , What is the problem with these blokes . They seem to respect the bush ? I watched the whole vid and didn't see any untoward behaviour , interested as to why your having a crack at them and why "you might not want to bump into people like this" ?You might not want to bump into people like this.
Ahh......I was being a little sarcastic. As a past but long-time deerhunter I took the comments regarding culture etc a little too deeply.Heah mate take a couple of deep breaths, it’s quite possible if they are out there that hunters may come across them by accident. If not this season maybe next or in the near future. They get into terrain most do not.
I think it’s better to keep an open mind in this case just about anything is on the table methinks
I totally agree mate,I go away with a Deer Hunter regularly ( I love guns and when overseas take the chance to shoot different types when the opportunity arises ) I don’t however shoot animals but understand a few need controlling.Ahh......I was being a little sarcastic. As a past but long-time deerhunter I took the comments regarding culture etc a little too deeply.
Those blokes in the video are exactly the type you would want to meet in the bush - especially if you were in need of help. In fact, I'm stretched to think of an occasion where I have met a fellow hunter around a campfire that I would not wish to call upon if the need arose.
I know Parks Victoria and the Mountain Cattlemen's association were involved in the search over a month ago.I don't know what the searchers' experiences are in respect of knowledge of the Wonnangatta and surrounding areas. I would have thought that those in charge would have called on people like HF blokes, hunters, blokes who have travelled the area a bit (maybe some 4x4 earthers?), locals, Parks officers, trackers, drone experts, etc. etc.
However listening to the live cast it seems like the call for some of these people has just gone out recently.
Well I don't think you did. One minute they are rednecks you wouldn't want to meet on a dark night, next requesting their assistance.....what the?As a past but long-time deerhunter I took the comments regarding culture etc a little too deeply.