uniden or gme for 4.8 patrol

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 09:57
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In the process of deciding on which uhf radio I should get out of gme and uniden, I need some input on which to get. in my 4.2 gq i hame a gme and that has lasted really well just want to know what everyone else has and what they think of them.

Cheers Uppy.
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:33

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:33
G'day Uppy

I recently upgraded also and went for a GME TX3540. A little more expensive but has all the controls on the mic so was a very simple exercise to mount (in my case to the back of the cab directly behind the seats). Included an external speaker for an extra $20 odd. So far quite happy with it, though haven't had a real play with it as yet. It's one of the 80 channel jobbies. One thing that does tend to sway me towads the GME is the Aus designed and built issue.
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 13:26

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 13:26
IM sorry to say , but GME may be Aussie designed but they are all made in china. Icom are built in Japan.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosco from way back - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 13:30

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 13:30
Interesting. Their blurb claims Australian designed and built.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 15:13

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 15:13
Well I can understand Rosco's confusion. Copy from GME current website:.............
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 17:44

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 17:44
GME,
great radio and AUSTRALIAN built as stated.

Had them in trucks and all my vehicles have had them. I never ever had a failure.
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 19:26

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 19:26
My apologies,
i stand corrected. The in car radios are made in Australia, but their hand helds are made in china as stated on the inside of my TX6100.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:43

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:43
If you had a Toyota I would recommend a GME or Icom........ the Uniden should be OK and work well in harmony with your Patrol.

Question..... Are radio's that specific that one brand will work better in a given make and model of automobile?


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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:51

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:51
I have just upgraded to the GME and the one I bought does both marine channel and land very happy with the purchase as I can communicate with the wife on shore [she suffers with chronic sea sickness] and keep the marine channel under the watch mode at the same time. very handy piece of gear, imho.
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 13:17

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 13:17
I think the one you have does 27mhz CB and 27mhz marine...... Not many use 27 MHz CB anymore.

We are talking 476/477mhz UHF CB.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 16:36

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 16:36
Lol Olcoolone. With the super-quiet, minimal cabin noise Jackaroo any brand will suffice, but I bought an Aussie-made GME anyway.
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Follow Up By: garry r - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 19:24

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 19:24
I've installed icom 440pro 80channel as well as having 2 ic41s handhelds when we have both left the vechile. Been an icom person from way back and never any troubles. Also installed is a 27mg radio and is still used when we travel with a few mates to eliminate the d/heads that get onto uhf. Some truckies still use 27mg for the same reason. Hardly any one uses 27mg these days so it is a good alternative to compliment the uhf set.
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 08:25

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 08:25
We run mostly Icom (x10) and we have GME as well (x6) and both brands have performed perfect over the years excerpt one Icom IC400 that cost $240 to repair.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 13:27

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 13:27
Hi Uppy

Can't comment on the 80 channel versions but in my experience they both work pretty well but the GME's always seemed to have slightly better reception and less maintenance required. Our ICOM handhelds are terrific for range and reliability.

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Reply By: Robin Miller - Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 08:58

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 08:58
Here is a GME 3220 in my 4.8 patrol - excuse the dust its just back from the bush.


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Follow Up By: Member - Russler - Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 17:22

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 17:22
Mate, are all the lacky bands to help put the Landcruisers back together?
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