BT near Dalhousie Springs (NT/SA border)

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 16, 2009 at 03:48
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We were travelling recently up from the Oodnadatta Track and coming out of Dalhousie Springs a BT trundled past us while we had stopped for lunch or morning tea. Will try to post the photo I took of their van escaping into the vastness. Anyone from the forum been out there?


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Reply By: jdcpml - Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009 at 07:48

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009 at 07:48
Not sure if it was us you saw but we stayed at Dalhousie with our BT on August 6 and 7. There were a number of other BT's in the general area - and camped with one at Hookey's Waterhole near Oodnadatta on 8 August.

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Follow Up By: ChrisVal7 - Thursday, Aug 20, 2009 at 23:24

Thursday, Aug 20, 2009 at 23:24
No the photo was taken on the 12th of August so it couldn't have been you guys. The van we saw was heading toward Mt Dare. I hope you had a good trip out there!
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Reply By: galacticbob - Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009 at 07:55

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009 at 07:55
Hi Chris

We were on the Oodnadatta Track about a week ago but did not go into Dalhousie on this trip. So, I don't think it could have been us.

However, we did pass 2 BT's heading south near William Creek and another one somewhere else along the track (forget where). Being newbies we did not feel comfortable initiating contact via the CB as we were not sure of the accepted 'protocols'.
So perhaps this is an opportunity for us to ask what other BT owners do when they pass another BT - apart from the normal 'travellers wave'

Bob and Wendy
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Reply By: ChrisVal7 - Thursday, Aug 20, 2009 at 23:28

Thursday, Aug 20, 2009 at 23:28
And clearly it wasn't you guys either! The protocol (in my view, which could be wrong) is to always acknowledge another van of your own brand and we usually use channel 18 or 40 to call on. Sometimes there are local channels you are advised to use, and I think in and around the north of the Oodnadatta Track it is channel 6.

We always look out for other offroad vans like BT, Trakmaster, Phoenix or Kedron and will try to say hello on the UHF radio.
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