CODAN 8528

Submitted: Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 18:16
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Hi everyone a friend has a codan 8528 with a autotune antenna and is interested in selling it what should i offer him for it it hasnt been used for around 4 years he bought it new back in 92?? was $7000 at the time are they still a good unit ,can it be repaired if required???
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 18:22

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 18:22
Parts and service are still available for that model - way earlier too. The next model (9323) is still selling in the private used sector for prices ranging $1800 - $2200 (that I know of) - in my view, $2000 would be tops for a very good 9323. Not sure re the current prices on the 8528.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 18:25

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 18:25
$7000.00 Gee Whiz the new NGT is only about $4000.00.

Ask on the Yahoo Codan site they have their fingers on the pulse and will give you all the info you require.

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

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Reply By: traveller2 - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 08:39

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 08:39
If it has the earlier autotune (before current) then you are only buying the radio, no parts available to repair older antennas and they WILL fail.
The 8528 is a good reliable unit.
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Follow Up By: hedevil - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 10:15

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 10:15
Yes I was told the same information, about repairing the old auto tune ariels. fortunately mine still works, but a replacement around $1000 + and you would only be bying the radio I was told whichwould be around $500 or so I was informed....Max
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Follow Up By: traveller2 - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 10:20

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 10:20
Yes that would be about right, if it has a remote head even better and make sure you get all the cables, transmitter to remote (if fitted), transmitter to antenna, power and coax. If you have to replace any except the coax you will quickly double your investment.
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Reply By: brumac - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 15:56

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 15:56
The old antennas can be repaired.Mine just died and have sent it to a bloke in Victoria to be fixed for about $200.
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Follow Up By: gqpat - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 20:45

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 20:45
Hi Brumav what is the name of shop that did repair and do you have a contact number will ring them and ask price for unit i am looking at Thanks
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Follow Up By: hedevil - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 09:04

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 09:04
hi Brumac, could you please advise the company and contact details as here in Brisbane I was advised that they wont touch them once they fail.the information would be great for future reference if required, Im certainly not a radio buff mine was in the motorhome when I bought it, but have it connected to the motorhome club network ...Max
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Reply By: brumac - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 18:58

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 18:58
The blokes name is Alex Dawes {0417 566 022}. He quoted $150 to $200 to repair. I had to send mine from WA to VIC express post at a cost of $50.Alex was recomended to me by the radio tech in the ACT where I live and seems to do this for spare cash.
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