HF Radio Servicing .... Help Required ??

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 19:19
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Hi all .......

I am in the process of 'safety-fying' my gold-prospecting/travelling trips and now have access to a second hand Codan 9325 HF Outfit [E Series Ser. No.] with a 9350 Autotune antenna and all the appropriate "other bits," I think !

It is not known whether this is a functioning unit, at this stage.
It is appropriately covered with a layer or two of the obligatory Qld red bulldust and, superficially anyway, appears to have no visible damage.

Concept is that iffen I can get it working then I can acquire it for a nominal cost ......
coupla slabs only, I hope ??? [maybe ten !!]

Being electronically un-enhanced, I am not able to do "technical stuff" but can get all the components 'hooked-up ' and ready to rock and roll.

NOTE 1 : There is no Operators Manual with it.

Question 1 : Is it feasible to try this myself ....
or should I find a technical expert [and at what cost ? ] to test and try ??

Am not able top spend ' lots of money [subjectively] ' but it is really about the only chance I'll have to obtain such a beast !!
Until more nuggets roll in, of course .......

I am not in any great hurry for this project, as all our roads are now closed [???] due to cyclone Helen and the advent of the Wet season.... so no camping/prospecting/travelling 'till at least Easter/end of the Wet/ any other thing ???

But, it would be nice to get it all together and have a play .... purely for learning purposes, of course!

Any advice would be most welcome .













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Reply By: Mike Harding - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:46

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:46
Contact your local amateur Radio club and ask them if they'll take a look at it on one of their "Prac Nights". It's the kind of thing they love :)

List of Qld clubs

Find one near you and a Google search should give you contact details, if not e-mail the WIA (above link) and ask.

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:28

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:28
You could try Mark Kyle at Burpengary A nice, very knowledgable guy. He should be able to fix you up at a reasonable cost

07 3888 7899
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 22:45

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 22:45
Is Mark still working on radios? When I last saw him 2 years ago he'd given it away.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 23:17

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 23:17
Well hes done a few jobs for me and friends over that time Latest was just before Xmas and hes away a lot installing massive networks but hes still got a shed full of radios all going at once'
Hes at Cameron rd Burpengary now not at Lywyche any more
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 23:27

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 23:27
That's interesting. We're in the same game, and I didn't know he was back.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pedro the One (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 02:48

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 02:48
Thanks Mike ... and others:

Info noted.
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Reply By: Footloose - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:26

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:26
Pedro, AFAIK there is no such beast as a 9325. Its either a 9323 or an 8525.
I can help if you're anywhere near the Gold Coast.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pedro the One (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 02:50

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 02:50
Thanks Footie .... you're quite correct, of course .... it is a 9323 !
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Reply By: Grungle - Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 14:10

Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 14:10
Hi Pedro,

As others have said it is probably a 9323.

There is a Codan 9323 userguide at -> http://ozradio.wireless.org.au/9323book/userguide.pdf

Also a 9323 reference manual at -> http://ozradio.wireless.org.au/9323book/referencemanual.pdf

Regards
David
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Follow Up By: Member - Pedro the One (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 02:56

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 02:56
Many thanks, David .....

Precisely what I need ....
was going to print them out 'till I checked on how many pages in each ????

A lot more than the old "Rubber Ducky One to Rubber Ducky Two : come in please!" Yep, showin' my age here .....

And thanks to every-one else for their help !!
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