GME AE 409L uhf antenna

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 21:00
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G`day All,
I need to know the overall length of the lower section of stainless steel rod of the GME AE 409L uhf antenna.
I have several bits and pieces, possibly enough to make two antennas, except for the bottom section of rod,it is larger in diameter than the other sections.
Being a bit of a tight a-s I don`t feel like paying about $80.00 for a new one when all I need is a short piece of stainless rod.
If someone has one of these and could measure it for me or tell me where I can find the dimensions, I would be most grateful.

Thanks.

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Reply By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 21:13

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 21:13
Scrubby
I can give you the over all length from the GME listing. they are 830mm for 6 dbi and 1230mm for 9 dbi. Maybe you can work it out from there. See you at Trilby.

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Follow Up By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 21:40

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 21:40
Thanks Murray, I might have to carry a tape measure and try and find one on a bull bar somewhere and measure it. LOL

Yes, I will see you there.

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Reply By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 00:40

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 00:40
G'day Scrubby,

It just so happens that I have one of those antennas sitting idle in the shed..

Went out & measured the piece in question,
and it's 290mm (actual length of rod removed from base), and 3mm (nominal) dia.

Hope that helps.... :)

Catch ya later..

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Follow Up By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 20:09

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 20:09
G`day Ed,
Thanks for the info, it`s just what i wanted to know.

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Reply By: Grizzle - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:11

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Follow Up By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 20:10

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 20:10
Thanks for the reply.

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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 11:15

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 11:15
I had one of these useless aerials years ago, on the first trip with it, I hit the dirt a Marree & the aerial snapped before Mount Dare, I assume from the corrugations.

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Follow Up By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 20:05

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 20:05
G`day Shaker,
Mate, may I most respectfully suggest that your assumption has been arrived at rather hastely and has not come from adequate research. LOL

My old 60 series will turn 30 next March, it had this antenna fitted when I purchased it from it`s original owner in 1990 and it still has the same antenna, although it`s been repaired a couple of times due to wear not breakage.
At the moment there are some of the small grubscrews rusted to the degree that I can`t get them out.
I bought what I thought was a complete one in it`s box at the local sunday market only to find that the correct lower section was missing, hense this post, trying the easy option first. LOL

Thanks anyway.

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Follow Up By: Stu & "Bob" - Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 06:58

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 06:58
X2 Scrubby.

I recently had to get another AE409L, as I traded the car that it was attached to, and I couldn't get the blasted thing off. The same antenna had been on about 3 vehicles in the 20 something years that I had it.

It was replaced with another AE409L.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 08:21

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 08:21
How much research do I need? I bought it, it snapped in half!
Was I going to buy another one? ...... NO!
I was also told that I wasn't Robinson Crusoe & that others had the same issue when I took it back.





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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 09:41

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 09:41
As an aerial, they perform well. As an item that is attached to a moving vehicle, over varying terrain, they're a r**t.

Anyone who needs some spare parts, and some broken pieces still in the original carton, they're welcome to call in and take it. Might give you a hot, or cold beverage for your trouble.

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Reply By: Slow one - Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 07:22

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 07:22
Scubby,
if you give me an address I will send you all the sections and joiners.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 19:33

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 19:33
Slow one,
I can`t find your member message contact, maybe not a member ??

Send me an email .........." scrubb att t p g dot comm dot hay you"
and I will send you my address.

I will be very grateful for the bits and pieces, thanks.

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Follow Up By: Slow one - Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 20:15

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 20:15
Not a member Scrubby, I will contact you. In fact done.
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