Codan Radio

Submitted: Saturday, Sep 27, 2003 at 23:36
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Hi All,
I have been offered a codan type 7727 ssb transciever but no arial. What can anybody tell me about it like how old and what it might be worth and etc. Thanks in advance. Regards Salty.
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Reply By: Brad - Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 08:09

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 08:09
Not a clue, but try the folks at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/codan_outback_radio/
They know everything :-))
Regards,
Brad
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Follow Up By: Member - Cocka - Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 11:06

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 11:06
Also check at

http://www.vks737.on.net/Carpe Diem
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Reply By: Member - Peter (WA) - Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 17:35

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 17:35
I have one with a remote head I payed $600 for it with an arial it is old but works great if you get it email me as I have the instruction book for it and con answer any questions phewitson@westnet.com.auBorn to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 21:30

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 21:30
Hi Salty!!

From the model number, the design dates back to 1977 - so it was manufactured over 20 years ago. I was always warned that to get extra frequencies installed on an old radio can be very expensive and may not be possible - worthwhile phoning a HF Radio shop like Electric Bug and asking.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: joc45 - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 10:51

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 10:51
They are old, but work fine, it just depends on whether the unit being offered has the channels you want (4wd Network and perhaps RFDS), as extras require a crystal for each channel, and that's the costly bit.
Make sure it's equipped with emerg call (unlikely it'll have a selcall facility), and mute (squelch). Don't pay too much for it.
You'll also need to chase up a whip antenna and spring base. Terlin make one which covers all the 4wd Network and most RFDS as a regular item, reducing the cost.
Gerry
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Reply By: Member - Bigbear - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 22:56

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 22:56
I have a 7727, yes they are fairly old and large compared to the new onesBUT if you can get it for under $500 and you can find a place to fit 4WD network (VKS 737) frequencies you will be way in front of bying a new one.
Mine works well and can reach across the country. If going off the beaten track and out of the way then they are a really worthwhile piece of gearand could even be a life saver.Bush Bappo's 4WD Club
Get out there & have a look
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