Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

Mobile internet (the cheap way)

Monday, June 20th, 2011

If you have read any of my other articles you will know that we carry and use an ANT Mobile Satellite internet system. While this system works brilliantly and is the best way to stay connected to the internet almost anywhere in Australia and NZ, it is relatively costly to setup. What if you just […]

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Working and Living on the Road in Australia

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Our solution to balancing work and life. To live on the road to travel Australia in a motorhome while earning enough money to do so is for most people a dream out of reach. So how do we manage it? Firstly, this is NOT an article telling you how to earn money while travelling Australia […]

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Getting Started – Long Term Travelling

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Taking to the road and seeing Australia in a converted bus has been a great experience – one we intend to continue for some time. Lots of people ask us how this came about and what we did to prepare for life on the road. In this article we will look at what is involved […]

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Free Satellite TV Guide for Australian Aurora

Friday, June 18th, 2010

The Optus Aurora satellite television system provides TV services to both travellers and people living in remote locations. If, like us you like to watch a bit of TV to see what is going on in the world or how your favourite team is performing, the satellite based system is fantastic. The one major drawback […]

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Emergency Communications for Remote Travel

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Getting Help When You Need It Most We love to take our motorhome to some of the remotest places in Australia, we like the solitude and the feeling of isolation. I realise that this type of exploration is not for everyone, but the reason most people travel in motorhomes and caravans is to explore Australia […]

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Australian Nomad Technologies goes global?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Regular visitors to the Hobohome site will know that we use the mobile satellite internet system designed and operated by Australian Nomad Technologies (ANT). This has proved to be a fantastic addition to our motorhome; we have been able to setup camp in some very remote places and still stay connected to the world.   […]

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Free Camping Australia

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Some thoughts on how to setup a motorhome for free camping Written June 2008 Before beginning any discussion about setting up a motorhome for free camping, it is perhaps important to define what is meant by the term “Free Camping”. What is Free Camping? Quite simply, I use the term free camping to describe any […]

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Where in the world was that photo taken?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Back in 2003 when we first drove the bus out of the storage yard in Sydney, I had a GPS turned on. That same GPS has been recording our progress in what is known as a track file. Like an electronic version of a bread-crumb trail, our track files tell us where we have been. […]

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Low Cost Satellite TV Systems Revisited

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

On the 3rd of December I reported on two sellers of extremely low cost satellite TV equipment for travellers marketing their systems via eBay Australia (you can read the full report here). At the time of writing that report I had only seen photographs of the equipment offered. I have now been able to closely […]

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Two way satellite Internet for Travellers

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Two way satellite Internet looks like being poised to be the next big thing for Australian travellers. For many travellers the major problem with exploring the great Australian outback is that it involves being cut-off from the rest of the world. While the major mobile phone companies make amazing claims like ‘we cover 95% of […]

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New Telstra Phones support Dial over Bluetooth

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Unlike their previous offerings, the new phones (F852 and F858) support dialup networking (DUN) over Bluetooth. At first glance this would seem to make them an ideal choice for Australian motorhomers and caravanners. DUN over Bluetooth allows a connection to the internet to be made completely without wires, the phone does not even have to […]

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