HF Frequencies

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 21:41
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G'day All
I've just purchased a secondhand Codan 8525 HF radio with a Multi Tapped whip antenna by Terlin Outbacker.
This is the list of frequencies on the antenna, could anyone please advise me of who the frequencies are for, e.g. R.F.D.S., VKS737 or "HF Radio Club".
3995 -4010/30 -5105/35/45 -5300/60 -5410 -7899 -11487 -14662.
I am sure that 3995 is VKS737 and 5410 is RFDS in Alice Springs but as far as the rest go I don't know.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks in addvance.
Safe travells.
Jim-Bob.
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Reply By: DMECH - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 22:29

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 22:29
jim f/doc 4010 vkj pt headland/vnz pt auguster/vjy darwin
4030 f/d vkl pt. headland 5105?? 5135?? 5145?? 5300 f/d derby/cairns
5360 f/d kalgoorlie 5410?? 7899??11487?? 14662??
freq. on my codan are 4010 4030 4045 5360 6880 5300 [5455 vks737-1]
2020 [ 8022 vks737-2] [ 14977 vks-4]
most flying doc. chanels arn't much use any more
chanels to go for [most used ] are vks 8022 [ main one] and 5455 vks737

on our trips we only used 8022 mainly and 5045 ocasionly
could getout to perth from top end QLD. no problems hope this some help

ps i use terlin m/tap 4 taps cover vks ect except 14677 and 4010 4030 5360 5300

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Reply By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 22:31

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 22:31
Hi Jim-Bob,

In the users files section of the Codan group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/codan_outback_radio/VKS737 website is helpful and naturally you have to be a member to use their service.

There an amatuer HF club that makes antennas too http://www.qsl.net/vk3frc/club_projects.htm and I've just ordered one to suit all the VKS frequencies to replace my portable dipole which I got realise was just a bit of a pain to set up just to say hello to someone.

Regards
Tim
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:14

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:14
Tim, Please ensure you use a spring with this antenna. I recently had a hairline facture in the wire of one of these antennas which rendered it useless until repaired. It was factured a couple of inches from the base, any easy repair but I got caught short in the bush without the necessary equipment. I assume the facture was caused by the extreme whipping around on rough tracks, the wire is very thin. Silly me has a spring but never bothered to use it.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:18

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:18
That's a fracture.....struth I did it twice...hahahaha....to much coka cola
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Follow Up By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 09:57

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 09:57
Thanks Ray,

Have spring fitted. Not planning to keep antenna mounted and will attach it for a sked. Heading of this morning for Warburton, Alice and the Simpson Rig Road. :-)

Tim
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