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Hello all
yesterday I acquired two sets of a Codan 6924 mk 1.
I am wondering if you can tell me, Is it possible / worthwhile to utilise one for a dabble in amateur radio, maybe by fitting a DDS VFO in place of one xtal?
I also would need to get a foundation radio licence.
or are there other ways to use this apparatus?
thanks, Murray

Codan HF Tranceiver


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:59:34 PM on 11 June 2020.
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Ah and old Codan lunchbox radio!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:31:07 PM on 11 June 2020.
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Yes I’d read that’s what they’re called. I’m surprised that I can find very little info about these or the hobby of amateur radio in general.
I suspect I just need to have a proper chat with someone of the fraternity, that will sort a few things out. I’d been looking out for a repairable receiver/ transmitter like a Kenwood or something, but these came up close by and I thought, what the heck. Maybe a good starting point .


 
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Do you need the schematic? I’ve got access to a few Codan schematics but I don’t know if I’ve got ones that old but I can take a look on the weekend.
It’s hard to get the service data for old Codan radios as only dealers further up in the chain had the ability to get them but they are the wholly grail.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:16:12 PM on 11 June 2020.
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Yes if it’s no trouble. It couldn’t hurt to have one handy. That would be great thanks


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:43:50 PM on 11 June 2020.
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Well I found a source of Codan manuals.

Not all models though. This one might be close:

http://www.radiomanual.info/schemi/Surplus_Civil/Codan_6801MK2_serv.pdf

Have a browse here:

http://www.radiomanual.info/schemi/Surplus_Civil/z_Surplus_Civil.php


 
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And a fun fact about the Codan 9323
If you have a 9323 with the v1.0 firmware and push the emergency button it allows you to tune and transmit out of band which is a bit naughty.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 9:36:07 PM on 11 June 2020.
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I’m surprised that I can find very little info about these or the hobby of amateur radio in general.

Suggest that you start here: https://www.wia.org.au/


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 9:52:49 PM on 11 June 2020.
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Thanks GTC that’s a good heads up


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 8:06:33 PM on 13 June 2020.
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Sorry Muzzery but I had a look and I don’t t have any Codan schematics that old.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 10:16:40 PM on 13 June 2020.
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No worries burntoutelectrics thanks for trying👍
Regards muzza


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 2:30:45 PM on 14 June 2020.
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Photo uploaded.

Is this the same Codan that today makes communications gear?

https://codan.com.au/

If so, an e-mail enquiry to them might be in order.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 3:50:51 PM on 14 June 2020.
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Yes Brad, it is, and why didn't I think of that?

Very fascinating history this company.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 8:55:26 PM on 14 June 2020.
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Hi Ian. I m like that it’s an Aussie company that built up from nothing.
Thanks Brad , I will try them.
Murray


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 12:35:10 AM on 15 June 2020.
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I guess it is a case of not expecting Australian companies from that era to be still operating, let alone still making the types of equipment they did back then. AWA is still around, but they install IT networks and provide warranty systems for other TV manufacturers these days. Breville is another company that has survived, shifting from radios to kitchen appliances - half of which they probably invented.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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