uhf antenna

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
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Can anyone tell me what they think a second hand GME fibreglass uhf antenna in reasonable condition should be worth, I can't remember the model number but its the biggest one they do, about six feet high and mounted to the spring base with four grub screws.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
Bozo, It's worth nothing, unless you know it works. buy a new one. Caveat emptor. Regards...
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Follow Up By: Bozo - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
It's mine and it does work but I am looking at selling it and am not sure what it's worth!
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
GME UHF Antennas

which one is it, and where do you live, might have a buyer if its the one Mate has that broke today! We are in Melbourne.

I might buy it for a spare!
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
Bozo, Similar aerials we buy are about $120 new, though cost varies with make or dealer. have paid $140 for the 4 foot version. Reckon yours would be worth $50 - 70. See ya... Try Mobile One website, they used to have prices marked.
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Follow Up By: Bozo - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks guys, I am in Brisbane Truckster, might not be worth your while!
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Follow Up By: Bozo - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
Just had a look at the GME site and its an AE410.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00
Damn!

How much ya want for it?
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Reply By: Darian - Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00
Maybe Nigel could comment on this also......I have been making some home brew UHF antennas for my own use out of stainless wire and $5 PL connectors. I make them in 1/4....1/2 and full wave. Seem to work fine....I use the GME modular at times too. With the mid channel wavelength being 628mm, can't quite figure why the fibreglass one mentioned would be 6' long.
Can understand that HF CB antennas are more exacting in the build, but the home brew UHF sees to be a real proposition for most tinkerers. I have a share page
here. Any comment welcome.dp
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00
Darian, read your page, and found it interesting. We had s/steel aerials here some years ago, when the choice wasn't as great as it is now. They were good, giving pleasing results over long distances, but they don't last. They fatigue and break off just above the mount - not handy if youre a long way from the dealer. As for movement of vehicle affecting the transmission, if the radio/aerial unit are running efficiently, then movement would have to be extreme before the signal was degraded. Just my thoughts, as we run 6 mobiles here on everything from hilux to Cat grader, to repeater, up to 60 kms away.
There were some uhf aerial designs in one of the old electronic magazines once, don't remember which one. Catch you later....
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Reply By: EXTREME1 - Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00
bozo
How old is it and why are you selling it I might be interested.
Where in Brisbane are you located?
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Follow Up By: Bozo - Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks for the info guys, I am still not one hundred percent decided on selling yet but will make a decicion soon.
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