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Always go for a proper GPS.-->
Always go for a proper GPS.
Posted on 13 December 2012 | 8:44 pm
In the past two months,
Victorian Police have saved 6 people who were lost in the Murray sunset national park on the way to Mildura.
They are quite concerned since there is an increasing dependence oh Phone’s GPS, e.g. APPLE
APPLE has recently replaced the Googlemap Apps with their own app. The map is developed with
poor map data around the work and with quite a number of mistakes.
It actually almost get a few motorists killed.
Quoted From ABC -
Inspector Simon Clemence says he is concerned people using the Apple Maps app could find themselves in trouble.
“If it was a 45-degree day, someone could actually die,” he said.
“It’s quite a dangerous situation, so we would be calling for people not to use the new Apple iPhone mapping system if they’re travelling from South Australia to Mildura.”
Victoria Wake says she and her partner were travelling from Adelaide to Mildura for a wedding two weeks ago when they got lost for five hours in Murray Sunset National Park.
Ms Wake says her car blew a tyre and eventually became bogged.
“We had no water, we had nothing to eat,” she said.
“We had the shelter of the car, but obviously you don’t want to keep running the car and putting the air conditioner because you don’t know how long you’re going to be there.
“So five hours in the heat working to try to get your car out was scary.”
This is another reason why you should buy a proper GPS like GARMIN, NAVMAN, HEMA for safety reason.
You don’t want to risk your life.
Australian Muscle car run 2012-->
Australian Muscle car run 2012
Posted on 6 December 2012 | 10:48 pm
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Grey Import Serial Tampering/Non-Genuine Radios-->
Grey Import Serial Tampering/Non-Genuine Radios
Posted on 27 November 2012 | 3:01 pm
Icom Australia’s Service Department would like to advise that they have witnessed a lot of serial number tampering on grey import radios. At first glance, this may be hard to identify. The following images show the difference between real and altered/fake serial stickers. If a serial number has been tampered with, Icom Australia is unable to undertake any repair work, as the correct version number cannot be obtained, making it very difficult to ascertain correct components to be used for repair.
If you think the serial number has been tampered with, or has been replaced, please contact the Icom Service Department. It is illegal to use a non Australian approved (grey import) radios and can incur a fine of up to $165,000 and 2 years jail. Icom would like to thank you for your cooperation in fighting illegal imports.
A lucky 4WD trip.-->
A lucky 4WD trip.
Posted on 7 June 2012 | 4:49 pm
Check out this video of a lucky escape by an 80 series Land Cruiser..
The World of Facebook-->
The World of Facebook
Posted on 2 May 2012 | 7:48 pm
Just a quick post to say that we have FINALLY joined the wonderful world of FACEBOOK.
“Like” our page and receive updates, information, deals and promotions on your newsfeed. I will try and post polls, photos, promotions and more everyday so you can keep updated with the happenings around the shop.
otherwise visit our twitter account:
or our online store:
Posted on 10 April 2012 | 8:38 pm
Last week, two of the most interesting people I have ever heard of came into our store, Gunilla and Wilfred Gosslau…
Imagine being told sooner rather than later you would go completely blind – imagine never being able to experience new sights. This became a scary reality for Wilfred in 1995 when doctors told him he had an unstoppable and incurable illness. However, instead of falling a victim to his disease he decided to see as much of the world as possible, in whatever time he had left to be able to do so. Wilfred say’s it is because of his limited eye sight that he was able to open his eyes to see the world.
On January 1st 1997 Wilfred and his wife Gunilla, who have now been married for over 40 years, set off to travel the world in their custom built truck named The Gunwilruck. Since 1997 Wilfred and Gunilla have visited hundreds of countries and are currently traveling around Australia. What makes this couple so special, is not only their interesting lifestyle choice or their wish to see the world but to also understand it. A wonderful quote from their website and one of their realizations whilst traveling say’s “you can only change your life when you are ready to stop thinking about time and above all to stop giving material things high priority”.
Have a look at their website www.gunwiltruck.com it’s a short and simple website that is well worth a look!
Posted on 15 March 2012 | 7:59 pm
Last week we received a special visitor, here at Electric Bug. A super kart! We sponsor karts in the Adelaide Superkart Club, and were so glad to have one pay us a visit. Superkart and Sprintkart racing has been growing in popularity since the 60′s and today races occur 10 times a year. Superkart and Sprintkarts are said to be “the closest thing to F1′s” and up to 40 karts can race on the track at once.
If you were interested in trying your luck at driving a Superkart, the Australia Karting Association will let you have a half hour drive around the track after each race day. A small fee of $40 will get you a special temporary license and a chance to give it a go!
Each race day is a family orientated event, with music concerts and a BBQ. Why not try something different and go see a Superkart race or even give it a go yourself!
For more information on Karting in Adelaide go to www.superkart.net.au and find thedate and location of the next fun filled race day!
Getting the support you need-->
Getting the support you need
Posted on 3 January 2012 | 8:23 pm
Sometimes online sellers can be cunning in their way of offering seemingly rock bottom prices. Often, they would break a product package apart and sell the components separately. For example recently we have been asked to price match a GPS that was some $70 cheaper. This was quite unusual for such a large difference, upon investigation, we have found that the online shop does not include the vehicle mounting kit, which was worth $75. This is a common practice and many consumers are tricked without knowing the difference and think that they have gotten a bargain. Most shops are happy to match prices, you just have to ask. However, do remember that when you purchase online, you are ONLY buying the product. Buying it in the shop, you are buying the product, AND customer service, AND technical support, AND warranty service, AND physical demonstration AND technical advise. Imagine if all physical retailers have to match and sell at internet pricing, eventually they won’t be able to afford professional staff, shop rent and quality customer service that takes time. You are then left with having to do the research yourself in your own time, trust everything you read on a screen and never get to touch the product before you spend the money. Shops will be closed, streets will be empty and jobs will be lost. In the end, you do pay for what you get.
Posted on 5 December 2011 | 10:17 pm
The Christmas spirit has now taken over the shop. Christmas cards are being sent, store is being decorated. To make it even better, the renovations have started! The yellow walls that haven’t changed colour since the 80′s are now being stripped out of the old school posters and painted a nice Electric Bug blue colour. One wall at a time, we will give a new look to this place. Who knows, maybe with the new year will come a new, improved look. Only time will tell…
Solar Car Challenge 2011-->
Solar Car Challenge 2011
Posted on 6 November 2011 | 10:35 pm
The World Solar Challenge 2011 has come and gone. Since we were the official suppliers of UHF radios and satellite phones for the teams and organisers, we shared some of the stress that went with the race. From teams booking months in advance to people deciding days before the race that they needed some equipment: we had it all. Planning ahead to make sure we could supply for the high demand wasn’t easy. Not to mention the distance factor: they needed the equipment in Darwin for the start of the race.
With distances like that comes the unpredictable factor that is the courier. Finding out an item hasn’t arrived at the right time can give you such a lack of control that it will stress out the calmest of people. Not to mention it will stress out the team members and the organisers (who can’t let the team race without the equipment). We can plan ahead as much as possible, send out the equipment days in advance, but the chance of something going wrong will always be there. I’m happy to say all teams got the equipment they needed by the time the race starts. Really, that is what we aim for.
There is a list of improvements for the next race that includes making sure teams book the equipment they need at least a month in advance. When one team leaves something to the last minute, domino effect takes place. Hopefully the next time will be bigger, better and smoother. Keeping the environment clean is what everyone should aim for and the Solar Car Challenge helps people take the next step into clean solar energy.
We sponsored 2 teams for this race, who came in for some happy snaps. CalSol, from the USA and DUSC from the UK. Here they are with their cars: