UHF UNIT

Submitted: Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 16:18
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Hi all, Im thnking of buying a UHF HAND_HELD UNIT . Im looking at getting a
GME TX6200 can anyone tell me if this is a good unit or not ?? and are there any units I should consider ?

Thank you to all who may applie.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 17:24

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 17:24
I have an older GME which has served me well
also consider Icom
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Follow Up By: Mrs Diamond - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:35

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:35
do you still use it to call your alien mates to come visit.
time for et to go home.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 21:06

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 21:06
haha
not just yet ya big shiela
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:18

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:18
al and mrs al bought an absalute little rippa.
wait till mrs al comes on and reads this then you might find out some more.
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:27

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:27
Hi Gunbud

we have an ICOM IC 40S - with the ability to hook into external aerial, it has pretty good range without the aeiral, but if you need a greater distance you can hook it into the aerial..Al has the aerial cord in the glovebox and you can just plug it in. It also can be run via the external battery or plugged in through the 12volt, and Al has built a special bracket for it to sit on in the car along with the GPS.

cheers

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Mrs Diamond - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:34

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:34
i knew it wouldnt be long lol
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:50

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:50
Doesn't GME have a in car kit to mount one of their model handhelds into the car with external antenna and speaker etc ?

I'm sure I saw one a while ago in somebodys 100 series looked like a useful / flexable unit.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:55

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 18:55
Got it look here http://www.gme.net.au/land/tx6200_access.html
the unit I saw also had the external speaker/mic unit attatched.

Nice unit. in it's set up, GME are great radios.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 11:09

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 11:09
Wheres the mounting kit there, is it the clear plastic thing?

$458... makes my UH056 second hand at $120 a bargain!
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Reply By: Mike-TS - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:10

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:10
I have a Uniden UH040. Cost $99 and does all I want from a handheld. You can also get accessories like handheld mic etc. Got it at Dick Smiths.

I wouldn't go ICOM etc as they are just too expensive for what I needed. If you have a car CB then the range of a handheld isn't that important. Our kids use the handheld for talking car to car and it keeps the other channels free for proper CB use - like jokes and taking the bleep out of each other!.

Look at www.prestigecom.net.au they have a good website. I bought my UH090 AM/FM from them and they had reasonable backup for questions.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:23

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:23
Gunny,

We use both Icom and GME, for mustering, and while the Icoms rarely break down, they don't "hear" as well as the GME's. If you want some communication, then you will want to hear the other party. Go the GME.

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Follow Up By: GUNBUD (VIC) - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:53

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:53
Bob thank you for that info mate .that was just what i wanted to hear you have made up my mind . once again thank you
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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:26

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:26
I use GME TX6000 handhelds and a GME TX4400 vehicle unit and couldn't be happier with them.

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie- Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:43

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:43
G'day John,
Glad to see you made it to another computer safely!!! LOL
I believe you left Pesty's place with a camera and brain full of ideas for fitting out the back of your 80 when you get back home.
Have a great trip.
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Reply By: Nicholas from OctaPC - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 10:34

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 10:34
I have sold both GME and Icom, never had any complaints about either. But I personally would avoid Uniden as independant reviews have shown them to be unable to cover the same distance as GME. Also, remember that GME is an Australian owned company, employs over 200 Aussies, manufacture products to International quality, have in the past few years produced some superb UHF radios and having toured their factory in Sydney, realised that not only do they design their radios they build them here as well. Apart from going pro Aussie as a reason to buy GME, the other reason is it is priced mid range and you get as good quality to that of the Icom. An incar kit is available for the TX6000 and TX7000 series. The TX6200 is different. Contact GME in your state for further info on that. The TX6200 is also a better unit than the TX6000 in terms of ruggedness and yet is cheaper than when the TX6000 was still available. This is most likley due to the single solid aluminium alloy casting as opposed to the hollow version in the TX6000. GME even ran over the TX6200 to prove the ruggedness of the TX6200 and I could not see one scratch. To note, the antenna on a mobile UHF may be used with an adapter cable if available.
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