Uhf Antenna

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 20:51
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Hi to all,in the market to buy a uhf antenna for my Uniden uh 013,
would be used for car to car on convoy and 4wd,
can anyone recommend a GME brand or simular.

Regards

Joe1
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Reply By: conman - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 20:58

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 20:58
Hi joe

ive got a 013 uniden, and i've got 2 antennae , a big fat gme that cost $150 and a cheaper wire one from dick smith that was around $50, i find the cheaper one to work a lot better especially with the built in scanner.
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 21:20

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 21:20
Hi joe, if you only intend to use it for convoy and up to 8 or so km range then just get a $10 short wave rubber antenna. This is all i use 95% of the time and the perfprmance is fantastic. I have a $50 6db which has slightly better range and i am sure its GME but not sure of part number. Other advantage of rubber one is it won't snap off..and if it gets pinched its no big deal......best place to mount it is on the roof.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:32

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:32
Brew's right, those little rubber ones (I had a $30 one) are just fantastic! I only switched to a bigger antenna because of the same reason I drive a 4wd (according to Mr Scruby). There really was not much better performance going to the bigger 6db (which I kinda new before I did it anyway). I keep the small one in the tool box as a spare in case I break one when away.

So there you go....Size doesn't matter. ;-)
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Reply By: Pluto - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:31

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:31
Joe,

I changed antennas about a year ago and was amazed at the diffrence a Mobile One antenna made. I have the 2.1m antenna with the spring base, which has excelent range and sensitivity. However, it doesn't fit in the garage, so, I use my old GME antenna around town.
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Reply By: Member - Banjo The First (SA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:13

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:13
There is a GME ground independent set up - called the elevated feed model - ally tube sits up about 200mm with a spring at its base - coax is fixed into it though - you screw a variety of antennas on top. They work very well overall - may not be for you, IF you have already plumbed your coax through for the existing setup - this elevated setup has the coax inbuilt, as said.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:34

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:34
You can always cut the coax under the bonnet and crimp two BNC's onto it with a joiner. That's what I've done to mine as I have a couple of different antennas all with coax fed through the base. That way I can open the bonnet, undo the BNC and fit the other one in seconds. The signal loss through a BNC connection if crimped well would be bugger all to nothing too. The advantage with the coax direct type antennas is the mongrals have a hard time stealing them off your vehicle around town!! ;-)
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Reply By: Member - AVA 191 (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 17:29

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 17:29
Hi Joe,

I have an AE109 GME bonnet mounted aerial for my UH 013.
Range-wise, today (abt 2:00pm) I was getting trucks on top of Toowoomba range when I was a few k's east of Gatton. I'll have to check the Travelmate site to see how far that was. I know at night I can get Beaudesert from the top of the hill on Beaudesert Rd Algester.

HTH's
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Reply By: joe1 - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 00:45

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 00:45
Thanks for all your reply's,
will be out on Saturday and see if i can make up my
mind on which way to go.

Joe
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