Put simply, it's a lifeline connection into the bush.
Besides the two-way radio communication the CRMF HF Email is the most vital communication service. CRMF provides over 60 email accounts, and has helped other missions with similar needs. No other company in the country provides this remote email service to general missions and churches.
"With HF Email it is possible to have email access anywhere !"
No remote bush location is too remote for our HF Email!
How does it work?
So how can you stay in touch with email where there are no phone or communication services? You will just need a computer, a radio-modem and a HF CODAN radio with antenna. As the schematic below shows, the remote PC will connect through a radio signal to the CRMF mailserver which is connected to the Internet.
The radio email transfer is working with a software especially programmed for HF email called “UUPlus“. Once installed and set up you can send and receive email with any ordinary email program like Outlook Express or Thunderbird. CRMF has 3 data radio modems (2 HF, 1 VHF) so 3 customers can do radio emailing at the same time. Customers have the possibility to connect through a phone-modem, satellite-phone or a VPN connection.
"HF Email can make a big difference to people living in the remote bush places of Papua New Guinea!"
Compared to today’s fast broadband connections radio signal connections are very slow. But the UUPlus software still achieves a good throughput speed using a compressed, bi-directional data transfer. HF email works perfectly fine with pure text messages and even small pictures under 100K.