Codan 9323 &9350 Autotune

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 10:43
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Morning all,

I have just picked my self up a Codan 9323 radio and 9350 autotune antenna, have been told that it is in excellent working order but would like to get it checked out anyway, Can anyone recommend someone up in Darwin who knows his Codan stuff and could go right over it for me..??

Cheers lads,

Jolly
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:32

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:32
Jolly, if no joy here, you might ask in the Yahoo Codan group.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:34

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:34
Hook it up and make sure the stepper motor in the aerial works Ok About the only thing to go wrong 9350 with rev C or D are best.
Stamped on plate on it.


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Reply By: Member - Josh J (NT) - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:53

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:53
Cheers lads,

Have had quiet a bit to do with the 9323's in the 90's as i had one in my mechanics truck whilst working with the main roads dept in the Kimberley region of WA for 8 years, tried for a while to get the self tuning aerial but couldn't talk the boss into it, ended up with the Terlin multi-tap, had a play a few times with the multi tunes whilst installing them into various Boss's vehicles but thats about as far as i got.
The one i picked up i found on the vks737 web site from a guy in SA, he is going to pack it up and get it in the mail for me on Monday, has all the vks, radtell and rfds frequencies programed in, can you guys recommend any more i should be looking at..was thinking of maybe getting HFoz as well..??
Also i need to get a new fibreglass whip as it is to long to post, anyone have any idea's of some where in Darwin..?

thanks

Josh
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Reply By: oldfart1953 - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 13:50

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 13:50
Hi Jolly/Josh.
I cant help you with an info source in Darwin but try...
Tony Davies
Senior Sales Administrator, Asia Pacific
Codan Limited, Adelaide, South Australia
ph: +61 8 8305 0320
Fx: +61 8 8305 0410
I had an enquiry last week about my NGT radio & found Tony to be of great assistance, he will be able to tell you who speak to in the Top End.
Also consider a stainless steel aerial more durable than, if you bend it can be straightened, fibreglass will possibly break.
Also consider www.hfradioclub.com.au as a network to join very friendly & active network to belong to.

CU down the road

Tony H
Hunter Valley

PS I have no affiliation with Codan but I am a member of the HF Radio Club.

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Follow Up By: Jack - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 15:21

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 15:21
I was lead to believe that the stainless steel whips don't last as long as the fibreglass ones, because the s/s whips eventually break just above the mount due to metal fatigue ?

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Follow Up By: oldfart1953 - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 15:56

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 15:56
My experiance...not the word of the Almighty
Been on now for 50,000k regularly forget that it is on & bend it to some funny angles, straighten up all appears OK
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Follow Up By: curious - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:50

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:50
Tony H,
Do you use a spring between the s/s whip and the autotune? I've got a Codan s/s whip and also a Barrett s/s whip with an adaptor to fit the Codan thread. Barrett whip is thinner & more flexible but a spring would hopefully allow either whip to bend right over for low hanging branches (the ones you don't see or react in time to).

Had also read that the fibreglass whip was a better performing antenna (as in signal strength) than the stainless.

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Follow Up By: oldfart1953 - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 12:03

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 12:03
Hi Peter,
No I don't have a spring between the autotune & the whip...probably should....aerial standing up to the abuse that I put it through.
I know what you mean by reaction times & missing tree branches ....also when you pull into a servo & knock out a row of fluro lights....very embarrassing.
I going to an HF radio convention next month, I'm always looking at improving performance of the radio will make enquiries about the fibreglass units
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Follow Up By: curious - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 16:25

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 16:25
Thanks Tony,
I'm going to a HF gathering next weekend so it will be good to compare notes with other users and learn a bit more. That's what often makes HF so interesting.

- Peter
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 20:24

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 20:24
The Codan guys in Darwin are: RANms, 36 Garden Hills Cres, Stuart Park. Ph. 89808980. Talk to Gareth or Allan.
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Follow Up By: Member - Josh J (NT) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 07:51

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 07:51
Thanks fred..
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