uhf radio instalation

Submitted: Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 00:00
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I need some info on "UHF Radio installations" Iwould like to install a GME tx 3400 or 4200 into my gu patrol "but where to fit it"????? Thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Roger - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 00:00
HI Macca,
Fit the GME3400 with the detachable face to your GU Patrol.
I fitted the main body up under the dash using cable ties and the facia just in front of the cig lighter on the centre console, forward of the gear sticks using double sided sticky tape on the small mount provided. Thus no hole drilling. Mine is a 2000 GU patrol wagon series 2.
This unit survived the Cape York roads and a trip to the west coast of Taz, I am really pleased with its performance including the scan features.
Regards Dodg.
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Follow Up By: Macka - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00
"Hey Dodg" Thanks "With the main body under the dash can you hear it!!
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Follow Up By: R. Lowry - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 00:00
Macca,
Sorry I did not mention that I put an external speaker (a small one ) near My right ear attached at the bolt mount on the right hand roof pillar above the drivers window. The wires leading to it come from the external jack on the main unit up under the dash and up the RH windiw pillar to the speaker. All is hidden and quite easy to install.
Regards Dodg.
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Reply By: Nigel - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00
The TX4200 isn't made anymore, but it's replacement the TX4400 fits in the dash very neatly I'm told (fitted easily in my GQ). Just remove the plastic storage hole under the radio and fit it there.
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Follow Up By: Macka - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks nigel,But there is no storage hole on my "GU"
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Reply By: Nigel - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00
Just checked with my source. I got it mixed up.

Should have been: "unused shallow cavity in front of the gear sticks
behind the plastic panel containing the lighter socket. To remove this panel, first remove panel containing ash tray and lift it off over gear sticks , 3 screws - 1 each side of panel & 1 under ash tray."

The TX4400 is quiet shallow compared to the TX4200.

There's currently a thread going on this subject in the Patrol4WD group on yahoo.
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Follow Up By: Macka - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks Nigel, Once fitted in this location is the plastic panel (containing the cig lighter ect) wide enough for the face of the TX 4400 to come through.
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Reply By: Nigel - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00
From what I've read I believe the face of TX4400 will fit in after the panel is removed. Not having seen one I don't know whether it will be neat or not. It's certainly neat in the GQ dash, but that's a different setup.
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Reply By: BA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:00
Fitted the TX3400 2 weeks ago, and I have no expeirence in this quest.
Fitted to alloy bull bar on a lug that was welded on the Series 3 GU.

Ran the coaxial up under nearside headlight, and followed the other cables and in throught the fire wall gromet exists. I pull back the carpet on nearside one screw and screwed it toe the bell housing, then ran the controlpanel and double side taped it to the left of cig lighter.

The power cable was then fitted to battery for positive and negative was earthed to chasis.

I also used an extension speaker under the drivers side attached to a bolt to the left of clutch pedal.

Very neat job nothing showing and no plastic drilling. Mic is also double side taped. I ran cable and wires through convuluted tube that I picked up a Supa Cheap to protect same.

Works well.

BA
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Reply By: Guy - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00
The most important is the UHF antenna --- .. The antenna MUST BE on a spring ( I broke one in the deserts because it was NOT on a spring) on the front right bull bar low (NOT on the tube of the bull bar) Guy
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Reply By: clayton - Tuesday, Jun 04, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Jun 04, 2002 at 00:00
if you dont want your gme tx4200 you can sell it 2 me because im looking for one 2 buy
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