UHF RADIO

Submitted: Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 19:50
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Hi everyone, after a few months of looking around and searching on EO, i'm buying a GME UHF and was wondering out of the 3, TX3200, 3400 and 4400 which is the better, i've found a place that will install it in an over head console.

Baz.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 19:52

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 19:52
.... Good evening Luke..........
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 20:01

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 20:01
Bugger !! i knew i should'nt have put my old callsigns up never bloody live it down now. Don't forget gatta respect your elders now.

Might be be change soon, maybe.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 20:03

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 20:03
Gotta !!! learn how to spell or drink less.
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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 20:26

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 20:26
LoL Wolfie don't forget to say...."I am your father luke", did we ever find out your call sign wolfie, or was it Lone wolf back then too?

I'm still trying to work out "the happy sparkplug"
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:14

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:14
I just asked Tracy.........we cannot remember our handles!!

I'ts not that I'm embarrased, just can't remember.

Was Lukewarm also the happy sparkplug as well?

Cheers

Wolfie
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Reply By: Leroy - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 20:32

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 20:32
Performance wise they're all the same Baz. Just gota make ya mind up if you what feature u want; extra channels, secall, big display on the 4400, goup/open scan. Check out the comparison table on the GME Web site
I personally have a 4400. I would get either the 3400 or 4400 for the extra features and if it's going in an over head console there is no point getting the 3400 with the detachable head then!

Leroy

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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:07

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:07
I have the 4400, very happy with it.

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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:10

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:10
Baz,
Ditto to Leroy's comments, I have a TX3400 no problem at all got all the featues I wanted plus I wanted the space saving feature, detatchable head, plus my theory was if the radio was in two different places thieves would be put off seeing as it would take longer to remove the radio and it still work so it was saleable. The antenna is the trick, I have found a bigger difference by looking into the antenna performance in a little more detail, position etc
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Follow Up By: zack - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 02:53

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 02:53
Greetings Martyn, even though im a commercial icom pmr fanatic,will not mention which models i use for privacy reasons.No do not have the ic-400 pro,very capable rig but i like my early models..aaah!! such is the joy of direct entry frequency change without hooking it to the computer.Anyway may i commend you on your choice as in the g.m.e. no offence to anyone but personally me reckons the G.M.E. has superior Rx &Tx audio than the uniden.Tis just an opinion and my apologies to anyone who may be offended.Anyhow signing off now Martyn and take no notice of the opposition ,you have made a good choice with the G.M.E.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:33

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:33
Go the 3800 :) EXACTLY the same on the outside as the 3400 remote head unit...

25watts

Number of Channels = 99 + 40 UHF CB
Simplex or half duplex with repeater talk-around
50/100/200ms per channel.


SPECS ON THE THING, LOOK AT DROOL

If your interested, lemme know ;)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:31

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:31
PS 3800 is fully programmable, even the buttons on the front of unit can be programmed to do what you want them to!
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 22:02

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 22:02
Bazz I have one of each in different vehicles and work great, but I use the 4400 in the cruiser as it is easier to read as it has bigger channel letters, so if you are on the wrong/right side of 50 go the 4400. It is my beleif that they all use similar components.
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 10:40

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 10:40
Thanks everyone for your advise, sorry i didn't answer last night puter stopped loading EO again, interested truckie, haven't got a big budget though still a few other things i need to get for the frord, roobar, diff and box breathers extended, extra recovery gear, another spare and so on & so on & so on & so on.

Baz.

Shall i email you bruce ?
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Reply By: Utemad - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 16:09

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 16:09
All those radios are the same performance wise. I have the 4400 for extra features but that is a personal thing (love my gadgets).

If you want to get the best performance you can then read up on how the different antennas will affect your range.

GME antenna info
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 22:36

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 22:36
If you like gadgets you dudded yourself with the 4400, you should look at the 3800..
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 09:21

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 09:21
I would have liked the 3800 however I didn't even know it existed when I got my 4400. I bought mine when the 4400 first came out. I literally had to wait for the store to get their first stock of it in. Anyway what is the cost of the 3800? Olbis Communications has the 3600 for $615. Bit pricier than the 4400 at $409 but I am sure it would be worth it.

Utemad
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 12:50

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 12:50
3800 has been out for yrs, it is a commercial unit, 25 watts, 140ch, thats why you pay more for it...

But then again mate is a GME reseller, so I got mine cheap.. :D
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Reply By: Jac - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 18:48

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 18:48
what is OS & GS Scan Mode. Also 5 tone selcall ???
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 22:38

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 22:38
have a look here

An Introduction to the world of Radio Communications
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Reply By: Jac - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 18:58

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 18:58
and difference between 27 / 477 mhz.
sorry new to this...
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 19:02

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 19:02
450 meg.....

Plus it's Frequency Modulated, not amplitude Modulated.

At the end of the day, simply means clearer close contact conversation, note the word CLOSE.

I am sure there are others here who can draw up a far better analogy than I have done.

Cheers

Wolfie
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