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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #100 on: April 19, 2012, 11:11:39 am »
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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #101 on: April 20, 2012, 08:09:47 am »
Piet, waar is sy dan nou? Alles is dan so stil? ???
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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #102 on: April 20, 2012, 08:15:30 am »
Piet, waar is sy dan nou? Alles is dan so stil? ???

I was also wondering how Jo is doing.
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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #103 on: April 20, 2012, 08:48:33 am »
Piet, waar is sy dan nou? Alles is dan so stil? ???
Roela ek is self so effens in die "duister" ou maat.

Hier is my aanname:
Jo is "iewers" in Angola.............hoekom ek so dink is vir die volgende twee feite.
1) Sy het in haar laaste post gesê dat sy beplan om die volgende dag die Angola grens oor te steek.
2) Sy SMS elke keer as sy in 'n "ander land" kom vir my haar nuwe kontak nommer. Dit het sy reeds Maandag die 16de gedoen.

Wat sy doen as sy in 'n nuwe land kom is om 'n "local" sim kaart aan te skaf.

Ek het gister-oggend vir haar ge-sms, maar nog geen antwoord ontvang nie.

Ek glo en vertrou dat ons seker oor die naweek 'n UPDATE sal kry van haar.


PS…………Ek gaan nie haar nommer hier post nie, so PM my as jy dit wil hê.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2012, 08:50:48 am by Piet Coke »
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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #104 on: April 20, 2012, 12:23:15 pm »
Right so most of us was in the dark on Jo’s whereabouts. Finally she shed some light just now by means of a phone call all the way from LIBITO ANGOLA.
Libito is +/- 500km’s from Luanda and it’s on the Angolan coast.

Jo is having some problems with her internet at the moment and asked me to set all of you at ease. She had lots off fun and some uhmmmmmm………. “experiences” ( Jo can elaborate on this in her RR) the last couple of days.
She told me that she had spend 13 hours on the bike yesterday to complete just 400km’s.
She had another off yesterday on a very, very bad road. She is 100% fine and besides a dented pannier box so is the bike. If i am not mistaken it’s her 3de time on the trip and luckily every time it wasn’t serious.
Today she is attending to the Dakar and taking a rest day.

Jo thank you very much for the call………………it’s a huge relief to hear your fine and well.

May  the Guardian Angels enjoy the ride with you all the way.
Cant wait for your UPDATE.

PS............The tracker is still inactive...........
« Last Edit: April 20, 2012, 12:26:29 pm by Piet Coke »
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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #105 on: April 20, 2012, 01:16:16 pm »
Some information on the status of Jo's tracking device and reasons for it being inactive.

We have unfortunately experienced some problems with the SIM Card in the device. And to say the least it has been an uphill battle in getting what we require in respect of the APN settings and other requirements. Added to this, Jo had advised me that Angola's largest Cellular Network, Unitel, had lost internet comms (Jo was unable to connect to the internet as well). The comms have however been restored and we are working on sorting the APN setting problems out. We chatted to Jo this morning, and we expect to have positive feedback from the SIM supplier regarding the issues shortly. Effectively there are going to be some setting changes made over the air - as soon as the device is active the relevant information will be reported on in this forum and on Jo's website.

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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #106 on: April 20, 2012, 02:18:45 pm »
Some information on the status of Jo's tracking device and reasons for it being inactive.

We have unfortunately experienced some problems with the SIM Card in the device. And to say the least it has been an uphill battle in getting what we require in respect of the APN settings and other requirements. Added to this, Jo had advised me that Angola's largest Cellular Network, Unitel, had lost internet comms (Jo was unable to connect to the internet as well). The comms have however been restored and we are working on sorting the APN setting problems out. We chatted to Jo this morning, and we expect to have positive feedback from the SIM supplier regarding the issues shortly. Effectively there are going to be some setting changes made over the air - as soon as the device is active the relevant information will be reported on in this forum and on Jo's website.

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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #107 on: April 20, 2012, 05:04:25 pm »
Right so most of us was in the dark on Jo’s whereabouts. Finally she shed some light just now by means of a phone call all the way from LIBITO ANGOLA.
Libito is +/- 500km’s from Luanda and it’s on the Angolan coast.

Jo is having some problems with her internet at the moment and asked me to set all of you at ease. She had lots off fun and some uhmmmmmm………. “experiences” ( Jo can elaborate on this in her RR) the last couple of days.
She told me that she had spend 13 hours on the bike yesterday to complete just 400km’s.
She had another off yesterday on a very, very bad road. She is 100% fine and besides a dented pannier box so is the bike. If i am not mistaken it’s her 3de time on the trip and luckily every time it wasn’t serious.
Today she is attending to the Dakar and taking a rest day.

Jo thank you very much for the call………………it’s a huge relief to hear your fine and well.

May  the Guardian Angels enjoy the ride with you all the way.
Cant wait for your UPDATE.

PS............The tracker is still inactive...........

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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #108 on: April 20, 2012, 09:50:34 pm »
Thanks for the update. Glad to hear she is OK & still well on track. :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #109 on: April 20, 2012, 10:26:35 pm »
Respect girl!

And good luck

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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #110 on: April 21, 2012, 02:31:41 pm »
Dankie Pieta, solank daar net beweging is met die nuus voel ek al klaar gemakliker. Hoop die tracker word uitgesort.
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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #111 on: April 21, 2012, 06:20:59 pm »
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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #112 on: April 21, 2012, 08:49:44 pm »
Outjies, die tracker werk weer vir tyd en wyl. Ek is nog tans in Lobito en ry more Luanda toe. Hoop om daar 'n behoorlike update te lewer.  :thumleft:

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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #113 on: April 21, 2012, 08:57:29 pm »
Outjies, die tracker werk weer vir tyd en wyl. Ek is nog tans in Lobito en ry more Luanda toe. Hoop om daar 'n behoorlike update te lewer.  :thumleft:

Nice to hear a little report back from you.  :thumleft: :thumleft:

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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #114 on: April 21, 2012, 08:59:00 pm »
Outjies, die tracker werk weer vir tyd en wyl. Ek is nog tans in Lobito en ry more Luanda toe. Hoop om daar 'n behoorlike update te lewer.  :thumleft:


Sterkte met Luanda se traffic. Die ergste wat ek nog in was. Chaos  :ricky:
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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #115 on: April 22, 2012, 07:53:42 am »
You go Girl!! ::)
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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #116 on: April 22, 2012, 09:50:54 am »
Sterkte......ons wag vir daai report.
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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #117 on: April 22, 2012, 11:48:58 am »

Great stuff, glad to hear all is well... and also looking forward to a RR and sum pics!  :thumleft:
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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #118 on: April 23, 2012, 09:43:31 am »
Update

As mentioned previously, we experienced some problems with communication. We were concerned that the device was the problem, however after utilising a Unitel SIM from Angola we realised that the device was working. The device saved the trip details from Namibia and Angola, and once communication was active the device sent the trips to our server. Please see the trip through Namibia and Angola up to Lobito. For security reasons it was agreed that delayed updates would be posted on Jo;s website as well.
 

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Re: Right Around Africa
« Reply #119 on: April 23, 2012, 10:25:24 am »
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