We receive interesting information from our colleague Jurgens Schoeman from South Africa. We want to share this with you. Jurgens write:
“Over the last two months it has happened twice that our vmsTRACK base station at Hondeklip Bay receives alert messages transmitted by locators in Port Nolloth, a distance of 133km (72nm). The transmitter is mostly at sea level and the receiving antenna about 20m above the water. The base station in Hondeklip Bay sends Petrus and me an SMS with the GPS position when it receives an alert.”
That situation shows how effective a vmsTRACK can work. The distance is considerable, 133 km or 72 nautical miles! Wow!