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Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 08:54
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Hi,
I'm about to purchase a GME TX3400 and was wondering whether it is worth the $10 to get 10 extra channels programmed in. I've heard that the police have gone digital, so what else would be worth listening to. Any comments?

ta,
Harry
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 09:02

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 09:02
Not in Vic they havent.. I have all of Victoria cops programmed into mine, and RFS in Sydney.

Depends where you are really.. Its $10, it isnt going to break the bank really is it?
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Follow Up By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 09:14

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 09:14
And if your close enough you can dial in the V8 supercars pits.
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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 10:33

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 10:33
Harry,

Only a few of the Police LAC's in Sydney have gone to Digital (Bankstown being one), but the others haven't yet. As Truckster said, $10 aint much, so its worth getting the extra channels.

cheers,
Sam.
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Reply By: GeeTee - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 12:14

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 12:14
Hi, I have a TX3200. Are additional channels available on it also ? If so what frequencies and does it have to be done by a GME workshop.

GeeTee
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 18:04

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 18:04
Not on the 3200.

Only 3400, 4400 and the handheld (6200?)

Utemad
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Reply By: floyd - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:17

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:17
If you spend a little more and get the 4400 you will have the ability to program anything (within the frequency range) at will at no cost. If you get some channels programmed in and you cannot hear anything then you will have to spend another 10 to get em changed. TX 4400 is by far more user friendly and costs nothing to program.
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Reply By: rickwagupatrol - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 21:41

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 21:41
are you serious,,,,,you really gunna pay for this?
look for a frequency web page, print out the list of frequencies you want and hey presto.
but then again, the bloke who installed the gme3400 in the patrol and the 4400 in the truck did it for free.

rick.
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Reply By: Member - Bob L - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 22:07

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 22:07
Harry,
An extra $10-00 is bugger all but then if your paying anywhere near recommended retail they should throw it in for nicks.
How much are they asking? RRP is over $500 and we sell them over the counter for $459 and you don't normally get a choice with extra channels because the tech usually programs the lot.

Cheers
Bob L
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Follow Up By: harry55 - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 09:53

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 09:53
The asking price at Lake Macquire Communications is $419.00. I'm not really worried about the $10 it was rather what extra frequencies are useful in NSW. Not really worried about where the radar units are hiding, but to be able here to about road blockages, accidents etc would be nice. Is there a list of frequencies available somewhere. A search of the net hasn't proved fruitful as yet.

Harry
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob L - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:28

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:28
Harry,
The local frequency (Riverina) is 469.1000 but they do tend to use different frequencies.
The Area commands are usually linked by a series of Links and Repeaters and by using one of these frequencies you can hear most of what goes on.
You probably won't hear any details of speed traps etc but mainly domestic call outs, break and enter alarms and traffic accidents.
L.M.Comms should have a list of local favourites ready to program in.
If you want to track down frequencies go to the ACA website and do a search of police licences but its not easy to sort them all out.
The TX3400 is a good radio as is the price.

Cheers
Bob L

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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 12:28

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 12:28
Harry, I have the TX3400 - great unit.

The most useful frequencies will be determined by where you most often use the radio. Have at least one set to your local police frequency, one to the Fire Services and another to the SES. Then work out where you'll use it most and have the other set appropriately.
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