Codan Selcall problems

Submitted: Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 19:53
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When I first joined VKS737, I had a hired radio and therfore was issued with a non-selcall callsign ie 3 digits (Quebec 880). When I bought my own radio I asked to be issued a selcall code. In the phone discussion, I was told my selcall code would be 8800. I was under the impression that codes ending in 00 were group call codes.

In any case, I have not been able get my radio to respond to a selcall. I note that the VKS737 site says some radios cannot use codes ending in zero. I have been assured mine will work with a code ending in 00 but it doesn't seem to.

It is a Codan 8258b
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 22:08

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 22:08
david
try this addreess ozradio it may have the answer mine has also been issued with a zero last #

ozradio.wireless.org.au

steve
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Reply By: Member - George (WA) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 22:32

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 22:32
David,
your SelCall number will not respond unless it has been programmed into your HF radio
If you take it to a Codan dealer they can do that in a couple of minutes.
Your Selcall number can be any number you choose unless it is already used by another mobile

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 08:12

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 08:12
"programming" involves setting a couple of switches to numerical positions (if I remember correctly they are called DIP switches). Some others who know how to do it have confirmed it is correct.

David O
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 10:08

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 10:08
How is this for service??
I got a phone call today from Steve Johnson of VKS737. He saw this thread, and responed in person to my problem.

Long live VKS737.

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