UHF Radio 80 channels DIN unit

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 01, 2014 at 21:04
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I am looking for a good UHF Radio with 80 channels for a DIN unit slot on my overhead console. It seems that most units are a bit smaller nowadays, but I still have that big slot in my overhead console to fill. Thus I thought I might just buy a DIN one - or is there any drawback to those units?

Does anyone have a recommendation?

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Philipp
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Jun 01, 2014 at 21:14

Sunday, Jun 01, 2014 at 21:14
Philip,

GME-Electrophone make a din sized UHF, think it's now coded as TX-4600, that would do the job for you. They also sell a din surround moulding, that covers the gap around the edge of the unit, to tidy up the unit.

A reliable, well made Australian product.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2014 at 23:46

Sunday, Jun 01, 2014 at 23:46
Yep! What Bob said :)

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Reply By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 06:34

Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 06:34
Just bought one off ebay a TX 4500S GME Electrophone, we use these in all our vehicles. Very reliable. Cost $385. Cheers Toni
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Reply By: Bludge - Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 10:50

Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 10:50
Yes you can buy a DIN sized UHF, you can also buy the adapters to resized the DIN to the UHF.



These inserts are from Outback Interiors who manufacture overhead consoles and are between $10 and $15 This will allow you to buy any radio you wish.
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Reply By: Nev (TAS) - Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 15:19

Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 15:19
Hi Philipp,
couple of things to consider with overhead units or at least problems I have encountered. One is the most obvious is the speaker location. The TX4500 from GME is one make that has a decent inbuilt front speaker and is the model I have. Secondly I had immense trouble reading the led channel numbers when overhead during the day. Currently I have it mounted in the dash and it is easily readable.
Best of luck with your choice and safe travels.
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