Who is "Cooper Ck Patrol"?

Submitted: Thursday, Nov 06, 2014 at 12:52
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I just acquired a Codan 8528 radio from Allbids Auctions and it has Cooper Ck Patrol written in texta on the top of it. Does anyone know who it might have belonged to? I would like to ask them about its eprom and any issues with it.

I thought it might be the SA Parks and Wildlife people but the Innamincka mob denied any knowledge.

Bob
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Thursday, Nov 06, 2014 at 19:32

Thursday, Nov 06, 2014 at 19:32
Bob,

Can't help with a direct answer, but I'm guessing that you are thinking of reprogramming the EPROM. If so, there is a Yahoo group "Codan Outback Radio" where some very knowledgeable and helpful people hang out. Worth a look here.

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Reply By: Member - Patto (SA) - Thursday, Nov 06, 2014 at 23:19

Thursday, Nov 06, 2014 at 23:19
Bob
It sounds like it might have belonged to the Department of Road Transport Grader Crew that worked on the Birsville Track
They operate out of Marree so you might get some info from them or the other possabillity it was from the crew that works on the Strezlecki track .Both crews are managed by DRT Pt Augusta

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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, Nov 07, 2014 at 11:13

Friday, Nov 07, 2014 at 11:13
Bob - Could it have been a PIRSA Fisheries Patrol of Cooper Creek?
It looks like they run regular patrols with a degree of success.

PIRSA Fisheries Dept patrol nabs men in Outback with illegal fishing equipment and catch

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Reply By: TomH - Friday, Nov 07, 2014 at 17:52

Friday, Nov 07, 2014 at 17:52
I know where there is a Codan programming disk
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Follow Up By: Echucan Bob - Sunday, Nov 09, 2014 at 19:37

Sunday, Nov 09, 2014 at 19:37
Tom, thanks.

I already have the programming software, and blank eprom chips and eprom programmer are on their way from Hong Kong. The radio isn't powering up and I wondered if that was a known issue.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Nov 09, 2014 at 21:41

Sunday, Nov 09, 2014 at 21:41
Crikey Bob

Your thread has become slightly confusing. Now you tell us the unit won't power up. This is a known issue with all electronic devices that ...no longer "power up". Could be any number of causes. Not sure if a dodgy eprom is one of them, doubt it (but dont have any knowledge on subject). Interesting to know what issue is. Good luck.

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Follow Up By: Echucan Bob - Monday, Nov 10, 2014 at 10:54

Monday, Nov 10, 2014 at 10:54
Greg,

the eprom has been removed. The issue I wanted to query with the previous owner was if it had been working up until eprom removal. I am uncertain if the absence of the eprom chip would prevent it powering up. According to section 4.1.4 of the tech serv man powering up of this radio is complex. There are two transistors that commonly fail that could account for failure to power up.

If the radio had been working I will press on and invest time and resources in it.

Unwittingly I have become a collector of Codan radios and have nine so far (not to mention modems, remote controls, and auto tuning antennas!). This is my first 8528.

Bob
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Nov 10, 2014 at 16:00

Monday, Nov 10, 2014 at 16:00
Bob,

Worth doing a search on "8528" - there's quite a lot of stuff gathered here on the forum over the years. Brought back some memories too - old timers will remember Footloose, a real gentleman who knew Codans inside out and was always willing to help. Regrettably he's passed on. Our 8525 came from him.

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Follow Up By: Echucan Bob - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 11:13

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 11:13
Yep, he was a good bloke.
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