Position of UHF radio in Prado

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 10:56
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Hi All,

Thanks for your valuable feedback on Prado Dual Battery system - very much appreciated.

Next question is on where to locate a UHF Transceiver in the cabin of a Prado GXL,4L petrol/auto, 2004 model. I am interested in the GME TX4400 (front speaker) or if this won't fit then the TX3400 with the remote head.

There is no DIN plate and not a lot of space to put the gear.

Ideas on how to do it would be appreciated.

Bob

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Reply By: steve - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 13:42

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 13:42
I mounted mine inside the centre console. Out of the way and can still hear it no probs at highway speeds.

Steve.
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 13:53

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 13:53
Top idea steve!

Can you post a bit more detail on this setup please. I too am looking for a good spot for a UHF and given the huge space in that centre console bin under the armrest it does seem a good idea to maybe bolt a mounting bracket to the side of the bin. gets it all out of sight when not in use too. Any trouble running the power and aerial leads in there? I am looking at the Icom IC-400 Pro which seems reaaly small and solid.

Steven
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Follow Up By: steve - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 14:05

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 14:05
It's mounted to the front wall of the console, just above the small shelf (?) on the bottom. Power comes from rear of the acc socket and aerial cable through firewall and under console, then both through a 1/4" hole each in the bottom of the console(have to solder the aerial connector on after passing cable through hole). Handpiece and bracket just fit beside unit and is just pulled out and lid closed on cable when in use. Can email a photo or 2 if you like.

Steve.
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 14:20

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 14:20
Sounds like a top solution. Thanks very much for the followup. Just had to get off the mindset that it has to be on the dash! If you have a photo handy then you could send it to scl at sclsd.net.au but I think your detailed description may suffice.

Thanks
Steven
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Follow Up By: steve - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 14:34

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 14:34
Had them handy, I've had to send them before to another Prado owner. Sent a couple that should do the job.

Steve.
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 14:40

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 14:40
Yep, That definately looks like a solution. Thanks Steve.
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Reply By: North Coast Bob - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 15:58

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 15:58
Steve,

Thanks for your response. Sounds like a good idea.
Any chance of a copy of the photos also?
(bsouthwell@austarnet.com.au)

Thanks,

Bob
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Follow Up By: steve - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:04

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:04
All done.

Steve.
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Reply By: DrewT - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:03

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:03
I have a Prado120 GXL V6 Petrol and a GME TX 3400 with remote head.

after a lot of mucking around I finally mounted the remote head under the ashtray, just far enough forward that it can tilt slightly upward and the display be seen easily. Just made two small holes under the ashtray to mount the remote head bracket . Handset sits loose in the transfer lever (leatherette) surround & doesn't rattle there at all. Main unit is flat against the inside of the passenger footwell (under the glovebox) with the speaker facing down & out towards the passenger. Drilled a few small holes in the plastic footwell to improve audibility but not sure it is really needed.

Just came back from a couple of weeks Red centre & Oodnadatta track & worked perfectly & could hear the main unit speaker clear as a bell

PS: also mounted the antenna behind the roofrack as my wife was sick of looking at an antenna on the bullbar!!!
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Follow Up By: North Coast Bob - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 16:31

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 16:31
Thanks Drew - your info is much appreciated. That gives me another idea to work on. I was worried about not hearing it, so good to hear that yours works well.

Thanks,

Bob
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