Originally Posted by olaf hart
Looks like an 8525 remote
, they don't use crystals.
My 8525 still works OK
Ha, spot on. I recently crossed the Tasman with just a 8525, gave us good comms every night. They were a very early synthesized set, and are limited to 100 (or so?)preprogrammed channels. Without the individual channel list on a piece of paper. You will be guessing at the allocation. I might have an allocation for mine somewhere in my shed, but It was used for 4wd so I am probably going to need a marine eprom like this http://www.hf-radio.com.au/component...id,1/vmcchk,1/
Prehaps Olaf has a copy of his channel allocation that he can share, if so you might be lucky and have the same marine programed chip. I might be able to get a copy of the program my folks have as well.
Then if you have a friend with a more modern HF they could test transmit on each freq with you to confirm the channels.
But even without knowing the allocation you still have 2182, which can be used in emergencies, though its not routinely monitored 24 hrs anymore (in Aus, NZ I think does) it is still availible on all HF units, and a note on your epirb registration
that the vessel has 2182 only might help alert any help to listen on 2182. If you can find 4125, and 6215 you will have more luck.
you can buy a small shortwave reciever, and use something like black cats weather fax app to download weather charts
. And listen for the highseas and coastal forcasts on 8176