VKS-737

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 18:05
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Well I finally became a Member of VKS 737 today after all these years.
Callsign Sierra 98

My Codan 6924 radio has recently had the frequency installed and the radio was serviced at the same time and for a 25watt set it works well through my multi-tap whip aerial. Have picked up Charters Towers loud and clear and Tennant Creek as well. Haven't tested calling yet but will do so soon. Messages can always be relayed anyway.

Cost
Codan 6924 $850 (some time ago and including 8 RFDS Channels)
New Multitap whip aerial $316
VKS channel and service $170
VKS Membership $ 66

So for $1402 I have an improved working HF system
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 18:10

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 18:10
congratulations willem we like to use vks when we are travelling sometimes you geta laugh trouble is at the minute i have to hire a set but hopefully within 12 months will own a set

steve
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 18:33

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 18:33
Hi Willem,

I am sure you will find the VKS network a great comfort, particularly when in the outback and otherwise all alone, I know I certainly do. Its a great comfort to listen in on the scheds and hear the weather and road updates and be able to contact someone if required.

Cheers

Captain
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Reply By: The Banjo - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 20:44

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 20:44
Onya Willem - will look out for Sierra 98 on my weekly sked when you are out and about ! ..................Sierra 586.
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 21:57

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 21:57
Sierra 98 eh!,

Is that another name you will be goin under one day. You know what they say Willem..........you can run but ya can't hide. Hope to catch up with you when you go house sitting. Might here you on the VKS some time
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Reply By: jolls - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 22:29

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 22:29
Willem,

Great choice. VKS 737 is a fantastic service and a great comfort when travelling as a single vehicle. The scheds have some excellent information and serve as an great safety feature. The stations are also excellent resources for checking if your system is working. When I first installed mine I called in to Alice for a radio check, the operator was then able to remote his signal through a couple of other stations to see how it was all working. A fantastic service, well worth the $. I am currently in the US so am not up on the net; however, they have kept my callsign and membership open for when I return in January. I will be rejoining before I leave here and will have the HF up and running ASAP after I get home. Hope to catch you on the airwaves.

Cheers

Craig N 4353
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Reply By: Member - Roachie- Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 22:39

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 22:39
Great work Fourbyfour.....(oh sheet......sorry, I meant "Willem".....oh sheet....sorry, I meant "Siera 98".......)

Somebody's suffering from an identity crisis...LOL

Welcome to VKS , Willie,

Catchya on the skeds sometime,

This is Whiskey 622; clear of channel and standing on the side.........

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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 09:45

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 09:45
You forgot Willy-wags....Willie.....Going Bush.......and more
I am gettig as bad as Mrs Diamond ! ........or Nudenut
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 10:34

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 10:34
Willem,

do you have it on even when you aren't 'gone bush'?

Romeo 28
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:26

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:26
No
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Follow Up By: gonebush - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 20:06

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 20:06
Did someone call gonebush?

Whisky 897 out
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