VKS-737 Frequencies.

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:09
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I am looking at getting an HF for the Surf, I'm not too fussed on Selcall, it would be great but seems to be pushing the budget a bit.
I mainly want the radio for emergencies and listening to the VKS network while away for weather and other such info.
I was looking at PERTHCOMM HF 105 SSB REMOTE RADIO's and some older Codans.
Just wondering if anyone knows where in Perth I can get the frequencies for the VKS network installed and how much it would cost me.
Also any other suggestions on Radios and antennas would be great.
Thanks guys.
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Reply By: Member - Peter (York) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:21

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:21
Hi Jeff , Have a look in the sunday times or the West Australian there is a guy that fixes up older sets and resells them for around $700 ,look under HF radio in the sale collums , or try Terlins as they have tradein sets and can set it up for you ,if you have no luck there I can give you the name of the guy I got mine from he also does up older sets for resale
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Reply By: Member - Peter (York) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:24

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:24
PS ,, I know you only want it to hang that flag on , Don't you LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:32

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:32
LOL, nah mate I already got the flag hung on an old 27mhz arial that's mounted to the roof rack. :-)
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:04

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:04
Check the trader section on the VKS web site there are usually some for sale
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:09

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:09
Yeah thanks Bob, I've had a look their though, I have access to some very well priced units, they jut don't have the frequencies for VKS-737, hence wanting to know who could do it for me in Perth and how much it would be, so that I can work out if buying the cheaper radio without the frequencies is a better option than paying the big bucks and buying one that is already to go.
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:13

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:13
When I got mine fitted & paid membership to VKS the guy installed the freqs for me in the price, he just plugged his puter into hf & set them up. As sugested try Terlins for an install only price
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:16

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:16
Yeah no worries, the HF's I'm looking at require crystals, so unfortuantally they are not as simple as plugging them in and programing, they have to actually be physically changed.
This Terlins mob, I did a search in the whitepages and on Google and got no responses, who are they, do you have a contact number or web page?
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:29

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:29
Try here Jeff http://www.outbacker.com.au/ This is their web addy
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:31

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:31
Thanks guys, will have a look!
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Follow Up By: gonebush - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:56

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:56
Hi Jeff,

The owner of Terlin Outbacker is Terry Clinch and he's been in the game for years.

Terry is also the WA Representative on VKS 737 and runs the Perth Base Station. If he can't help you I'd be very surprised.

Larry
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 22:28

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 22:28
Jeff
I bought a s/h scout radio not all that old and had it converted to vks by vks head honcho, Steve Johnson, works great and cost $500 something, including a new tap antenna, am also going to have sellcall fitted for around $400.
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Reply By: Member - Gerk Yorke Pen (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 09:34

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 09:34
Jeff, Steve Johnson normaly keeps the crystals in stock for VKS ph 08 82871061 but you should beable to get them in WA Cherrs Paul
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 14:46

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 14:46
Thanks everyone for your replies, that's great info, as per usual this site will have saved me time and $$$.
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