Uniden UH8060NB

I'm looking at getting a Uniden UH8060NB ( htttp://www.uniden.com.au/AUSTRALIA/p_uh8060nb_index.asp ).

Unfortunately there is very little about this unit available. Does anyone have any experience with one of these?

I was thinking of connecting it up with a GME AE4705 (see, eg, http://www.gadgetcity.com.au/gme-ae4705-6.6dbi-uhf-white-1.20m-antenna-p-442.html )

Is this possible? Is it a good paring?

Thanks in advance,
Kev
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Reply By: Ross M - Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 22:46

Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 22:46
I asked about one of those last week. I think it has additional channels which will scan Police/fire/Ambulance. BUT if it is that feature you are after it is only possible in NSW as the band width is also used by those Authorities. When they or any other state/territory change to coded use it is pretty useless other than as a UHF 80 channel. Useless in Victoria for that purpose even now because authorities aren't on the frequencies covered by the unit. Bit of a con IMO.

If using a GME aerial why not use a GME radio too, better reliability/service and parts etc.
Depends on budget. Uniden < GME< Icom.
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Follow Up By: gone_bush - Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 08:58

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 08:58
Hmm...

I've read a few of the GME vs Uniden threads here and the impression I got was that they were much of a muchness, Holden vs Ford, 6 of one, half a dozen of the other & etc.

So, without getting into some religious war, are GME units *that* much better than the Uniden ones? (Other than GME being Aussie, and this is Oz Day after all.)
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Follow Up By: Dingojim - Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 10:11

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 10:11
Nothing wrong with GME IMO . Most graziers in FN/W Qld use nothing else and don't they cop a hiding.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 10:56

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 10:56
gone_bush
When it comes to the service. reliabilty asd use aspect use aspect there is no contest despite what many argue about.
Often the Holden/Ford type of reason is given bit if it is all said and done the GME must be a Toyota and is still working when the others are at Simms Metals or parked at the wreckers waiting for Simms.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 13:34

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 13:34
My last 40channel Uniden UH11 lasted 18 years with no problems , and AFAIK is still going as I sold it with the car. So cannot say if reliable LOL.
I just bought a new Uniden package with Ground Plane Independent antenna and I expect it also to be reliable, and about $100 cheaper than GME.
A performance comparison a few years ago determined that there was a bees dick between all radios as they are limited to 5watt output by law, so all give 5watts so have similar performance with the same antenna.
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Reply By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 14:28

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 14:28
Kev

I have answered many questions about UHF radios and reception , very complicated issue but I will make a long story short, go GME , if you need to know why i will explain.

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Reply By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 14:37

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 14:37
Back in the archives Kev.

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Follow Up By: gone_bush - Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 15:08

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 15:08
Well that pretty much settles the matter - GME it is.

Plan A was a GME TX3345 but I looked at the Uniden's because of the price difference.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 18:17

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 18:17
Actually, my experience is very similar, for what ever reason, Uniden works ok with Uniden, and it seems to hear other brands ok, but it is difficult to understand someone on a Uniden on another brand of radio. That was several years ago but it may have changed since then.

Icom is also worth considering, the IC400pro has some nice undocumented features. It also has a repeater finder function which on paper looks pretty cool. Saves trying to hit them manually. I've never owned one though. I have a GME with the remote head so I can hide the main unit behind the centre console on my 200. Nice and neat.


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