GME TX610

Submitted: Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 18:16
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Anyone had any experience/have any comments about the new GME TX610 handheld unit? I have had two TX4400 (bought one of the first versions and have just upgraded to the later one with the 20 extra channels) and I am very happy with the GME quality. Just wanted to get some feedback on the new unit as its on special and I need a hand held unit.

cheers, Sam.
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Reply By: brett - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 21:25

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 21:25
I got one last week and used it on the weekend, worked very well no problems, uses 4AAA and after 4 hours of driving with a fair bit of talk battery still says full. Much smaller than the uniden's, sound quality is good. Only thing is it doesn't have a volume knob you need to use the up and down arrows to adjust volume between I think 7 preset levels and I found the lowest setting fairly load when not in a car with no noise around, also these are the same buttons to change chanels so you need to hit the mode button to get into chanel change mode.also no jack for a battery charger, it needs to sit in a desktop charger. It looks fairly well made but doesn't say anywhere where it's made, it looks like China at a guess. Overall though i'm happy with it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nigel - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 23:15

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 23:15
Is the antenna removable or fixed?

On the website it doesn't mention where it's made, whereas the other models say made in Australia.
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Reply By: brett - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 23:29

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 23:29
Antenna is fixed, if it doesn't say where it's made it's probably not here but it seems ok. I was suprised some of their other radios are made here, I didn't think it would be possible considering the cost you can get stuff made in Asia for.But I'm glad we can still buy some Aussie electronics I thought those days were gone.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nigel - Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003 at 00:06

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003 at 00:06
I've got 4 GME's that were all made in Australia (even the TX6000 handheld). All great radios and not much dearer than the cheap and nasty imported brand.
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Follow Up By: Member - Sam - Wednesday, Jan 15, 2003 at 08:39

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2003 at 08:39
thanks for the feedback gents, will probly go ahead and get myself one.
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Follow Up By: V8r - Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 22:14

Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 22:14
Just as a side note, guys, all GME radios are designed and built in Oz. :) great radios, ive owned used heaps of em, ever since the old 475s..
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