vks737 crystals

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:47
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Gidday All,Has anyone out there have by any chance the vks737 crystals laying around that they want to sell.Or if anyone knows where I might get them from.
Seeya Locallaw
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:01

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:01
you have to join the VKS network to get the frequencies & be allowed to use them, costs $60. If you want crystals you must have a very old radio?
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Follow Up By: locallaw - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:06

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:06
Gidday Bob,Have joined VKS and the radio is a Tracker Scout.Old but good.The crystal radios are sometimes better than the later ones.
Thanks Martin Locallaw
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Reply By: joc45 - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:17

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:17
Locallaw,
With older HF units, you cannot just plug the crystals in. As well as crystals, you will need a frequency counter and some alignment equipment to get the hf spot-on frequency and to tune the tx/rx up to that frequency. You would also need a manual.
Would not recommend going on-air without ensuring your frequency is within specs(illegal) even if you do have a vks737 membership.
Having said that, if you can source the expertise and equipment, Beacon Crystals in SA are reasonably priced.
Gerry
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Reply By: The Banjo - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 20:14

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 20:14
Give vks737 head office a call - they should be able to put you in touch with your nearest technician....had a Scout myself.......top shelf voice-only comms.....equal to anything else and usually better (but the voice-only limitation is not for everyone these days).
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Reply By: Greg Harewood - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 23:46

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 23:46
Try asking this group ...(mention of a shop called beacon crystals in SA but not sure of finer details)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/codan_outback_radio/

If they dont know ..no one does..

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Reply By: Member - Tim&jan - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 14:02

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 14:02
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how did you go with those crystals i need some myself
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Follow Up By: locallaw - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 21:39

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 21:39
Gidday I havnt been able to find any all.I will keep trying.
Seeya Locallaw
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