Which UHF Radio

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I currently have a Uniden UH090 radio which is an AM/UHF built into one unit. They are smaller than standard DIN size & the speaker is not on the front of the unit. They are currently worth around $370-. I have never even hooked an arial up to the AM part so its a bit of a waste having a dual unit. I am installing a Mobile phone kit in the car & need some space & would like to get a standard DIN UHF radio with the speaker in the front (I can then use my external speaker to hook up to the phone. there's an identical one on ebay for $270- still with a few days to go & 31 bids so there seems to be a market. Question is at around $300-, can I get a good quality UHF radio as detailed above & what would people recommend. I use the UHF for club trips & the convoys can stretch out so I'm not interested in handhelds.
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 00:55

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 00:55
I'd say get one off ebay. I picked up a GME 4400 for $220 and its sweet- mounts tidily in a single DIN in the dash- it almost looks factory. big clear screen, the sound is crystal clear too in comarison to the UH090 I run as well. I have an external speaker still in its packaging, but have had no need to wire it up- the GME is loud and clear enough as is.

For the ease of installation and for running data over the phone whilst using UHF, I put in another speaker for the car kit. With the $200+ I saved instead of buying the radio from a shop i got a good aerial and managed to get 35km out of it last time i tested it at the top of a hill.
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Reply By: Coops (WA) - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 01:49

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 01:49
I have Uniden UH-088 and haven't had any dramas to date.
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 07:09

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 07:09
Greetings Mike

I have a preference for and use GME. Have a look through the GME site link text . There are GME DIN models available.

The key to good comms with a UHF CB is the antenna and good cable fitting. I use a GME 3400 with a 6db gain antenna mounted on the bull bar with a spring base. Works well in the usage scenario you outline. GME put out a good pamphlet on antennas. Grab one from your GME supplier.

Regards

Paul
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Reply By: Toy_Hilux - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 08:59

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 08:59
Hi Mike,

Also look at the UH100 Uniden. Five of ou have been running these units for the past 7yrs with no problems to date. There are clear on reception and on transmition aswell. Speaker at front and inbuilt selcal etc. Very good unit. Run with 6db spring loaded arial. With aid of repeater talk to friends over 100k away regulary.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 13:04

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 13:04
I've had the same Uniden UH088 in 4 vehicles now - no probs at all. I thought standard price with this model was about $300.
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Reply By: Utemad - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 15:01

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 15:01
I've got a GME Tx4400. Bought it 3 1/2 years ago and no probs with it. Has the speaker on the front and is about DIN size. Mine is held into a DIN slot in my Rodeo with about 6 zip ties.

Very clear sound and has a big screen too. Plenty of features I don't use.

We have the smaller 3200 GMEs in our work utes and the 4400 does have better sound quality as the 3200 speakers rattle at higher volume (can be fixed easily). You can get DIN cradles for these units but the speaker is on the bottom.
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