GME TX3200

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 10:59
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Hello all,

I am new to 4WD and am looking to buy myself a UHF radio. One of the products I'm considering is the GME TX3200. Can anyone give me some feedback (positive or negative) on this radio? What other alternative products do you suggest?

Cheers,

Gerrit
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Reply By: rolande- Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:02

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:02
Gerrit,
The GME is your best bet. First thing to consider is where you want to mount it, and then find the best model to suit, 3200, 3400 or 4400.
You will not be dissapointed
Rolande
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Follow Up By: Knauth - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:27

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:27
Thanks for your response Rolande. I have a Landcruiser 100 Series. Thought about just putting it on the dash, as there is no space in the middle console, and I don't think roof mounted would be any good. Any suggestions in that regard?
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Follow Up By: rolande- Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 12:33

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 12:33
Gerrit,
If space is a concern, look at the 3400 - remote head unit. You can put the main unit behind the dash and sit the remote head wherever it suits, perhaps at the bottom of the dash centre, in front of the gear sticks. The other option is to look here

lc100 consoles

Fit a console and put the radio of choice. If you sell the vehicle you can remove the radio/console and fit in your next vehicle

Hope this helps

Rolande
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:19

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:19
ditto for GME.

alternative product? Icom....or Uniden.
Check Prestige Comms for the best service and price.
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Reply By: Swine Hunter - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:39

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:39
Hi Gerrit,

GME is a quality radio and used by many. If you want a superior radio take a look at the Alinco dr-430, it is super compact (smaller than din) has 100 channel capacity so you can program Police recieve or other to suit yourself, and the best thing is it has a 50 watt hi power output.
I have one of these radios extensively in the Mt Isa region with superb results using nothing more than a 5db mobile antenna.

Cheers,
Wayne
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Reply By: paulpp - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:58

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:58
Greetings

Any GME product will serve you well. The key to UHF CB performance is antenna selection. Expect to pay around $150.00 for a good antenna.

You can expect basically line of site communication except when using repeater towers. ( 6 to 10 ks on average line of site)

UHF CB radio has a max lawfully permitted transmitt power of 5 watts. Smaller/cheaper sets eg some handhelds, only put out .5 to 1 watt. Good for close proximity work but not for much else.

Additional listening (receive only) channels may be programmed into some UHF CB radios. Usually these are Police channels. Police and other emergency service radio systems are rapidly moving to digital systems which prevent effective listening, so this ability to program additional receive channels, may not be important to you.

My thoughts

Regards

Paul
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 12:07

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 12:07
plenty of good antennas for well under $150. check the site I mentioned for antenna selection to suit your purpose. $150 is way more than you should need to spend.
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 12:24

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 12:24
The GME 4400 is worth serious thought - has selcall (may be of no use to you but) and a bigger display for easy reading. In my view, the Icom IC400 pro is the pic of UHF's going round at present .... you get selcall, group scans, repeater "sniffing", easy dealer upgrade to commercial channels (if required - you need an ACA licence for that, but might be handy one day - in this mode the IC 400 runs on 25 watts - not the 5watt as in CB mode). The aforementioned Prestige Communications seem to have the best deal at present. At present they are chucking in a 3db antenna setup which appeared a great deal to me). I have no affiliation etc.... just researching..... but I need to ring them to verify the above.
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Reply By: Member - Gary W (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 12:30

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 12:30
I reckon you can always tell when someone is calling you on a GME radio. Much better clarity and range.

I have a TX3400 in a 100 Series GXL - The remote head is mounted in one of the overhead glasses holders. I would recommend you consider that option.

Gaz
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Reply By: floyd - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 14:16

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 14:16
TX 3800 is the best GME. You can get the remote head option for it and it has commercial transmit and recieve. Can be programmed with a PC to do almost anything. Software available on the net for under $20.00.
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Reply By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 18:55

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 18:55
Have had a TX3200 for nearly 3 years now, faultless, even picked up some northern adelaide cb'ers whilst at Kingscote Kangaroo Island, over 160kms.

It works for me.

Regards
Russell
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