HF Radio Fitters in Sydney..

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Wondering if anyone can point me in direction of persons who would be able to fit a Barrett HF Radio to a Mitsubishi Canter (24v) unit ?

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Reply By: traveller2 - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:16

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:16
AFAIK there are not too many fitting HF's these days. I used to fit a dozen or more every year but it has been dead for a few years now.
I would be unable to do any installs till mid July at the moment as we are about to head west.
If you take your time and have basic skills it isn't that hard.
Read the installation manual that should have come with the radio it will give you a basic idea.
Keep cables seperate as much as possible, power away from coax and control cable.
Pay attention to ground points, make sure they are good and clean.
Fit the positive direct to positive battery terminal, negative to chassis end of negative cable, NEVER to the battery terminal. This is to prevent starting current going through the HF in the event of poor battery connections, which destroys the transmitter very quickly. Customers don't like having to buy a new one ;-))
You will need to fit a Redarc Charge Equaliser to allow 12v to be taken from one battery, this gizmo will keep both batteries at the same charge level to prevent battery damage. 24v to 12v stepdown transformers will NOT handle a HF.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 10:40

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 10:40
There is a mob at Kingswood on the great Western highway on the left hand side when heading into Penrith and for the life of me cant think of there name, but these guys know there stuff and very friendly. Will see if I can track down there name its somthing communications. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:10

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:10
There is also a mob on the Highway at Sylvnia Heights (no not Sylavania Waters) called Phoenix Communications. I am pretty sure they will be able to help you.

Sorry haven't got the number, since moving to Broken Hill they are no longer in my local book, but they are in the SYdney phone book. DO they still do the small local books, would be easy to find in the Sutherland/St George book.

Good luck
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Reply By: brian - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 13:15

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 13:15
Phoenix comms closed the shop now works from home name is David Brainwood phone 02 95446355 fax 02 95286263 good bloke to deal with
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Reply By: Steve - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 13:17

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 13:17
Thanks..will give him a call..
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Reply By: Member - Rod M (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 16:35

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 16:35
Steve there is a mob at Hornsby caller Karera ? communications, they fit a lot mot radio gear including GRN into SES vehicles, they are in Leonard St. if you want a hand I fitted & removed a Codan from a number of trucks over the years.
We are awaiting the delivery of our new Barret to go in our truck aswell.
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Reply By: mr fixit - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 21:55

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 21:55
Action communications
Great Western Highway
near penrith NSW
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