uhf radio

Submitted: Monday, May 15, 2006 at 12:58
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i cant decide which would be the better uhf radio to buy the 1C40S or the tx6200 if anybody has one of these hand held radios your feed back would be much appreciated regards robert
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Reply By: djpatrol - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 14:22

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 14:22
Im runnin a tx3200 an brilliant
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 15:30

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 15:30
err yeh....a great little handheld......

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 16:12

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 16:12
He might have big hands :)))))
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Follow Up By: SteveL - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 21:39

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 21:39
It's handheld.....if you don't mind slinging a car battery over your shoulder:-)
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Reply By: Steve63 - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 15:04

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 15:04
Hi,
I've got GME UHF in the car and a handheld (TX6000) I think. They are good little radios. Have them set up for selcal so if no answer you at least find out if the signal reached the radio. Don't know about the other radio. Most of the more upmarket handhelds are pretty good.

Steve
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Reply By: Capt. Wrongway - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 16:12

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 16:12
G'Day Robert,
I have had two IC40S's for a number of years, never had a problem with them, great units with good battery life. I've dropped them a number of times in sand & dirt and they just keep going. They both do'nt look new any more but they still work as good.
Best of the bunch!
IMHO
Regards,
Capt.
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Reply By: davidta - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 16:34

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 16:34
Hi

Another vote for the IC-40S.
Been to hell & back & still works like new.

David
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Reply By: Darian (SA) - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 17:43

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 17:43
I've had the GME for about 2 months - just getting to know how it works - heaps of features like the Icom - very sensitive on scan - hears all sorts of stuff incoming - Transmit range would improve with the optional longer antenna but have not done that yet. It was line ball as a choice with the Icom - the GME got it for me with two advantages (in my view) - NiMH battery and .... wish I could recall the other...(might have been no selcall or CTCSS on the Icom) !
I have an Icom 400 pro in the car but can still get the handheld GME and that Icom talking together on selcall and CTCSS so I'm happy ..........Got my Tx6200 as a show special with a fast charging cradle and adaptor kit thrown in for $400 all up.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 20:25

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 20:25
Robert,

We use both Icom 1C40S, and GME TX6000's and TX6200's, for mustering, for contact with other musterers, and helicopter. The Icom's never break down, and batteries seem to last forever(within reason!). But they do not "hear" as well as the GME's. The receivers of the 2 TX's are more sensitive. Have been sitting on a motorbike, listening to a call on TX6000, while bloke on a horse next to me didn't get a squawk out of his Icom.

However the GME batteries seem to last no more than 2 years, and the controls are becoming more fiddly. Also the TX's seem to need a trip to technician a little more often, than the Icoms.

Sum up: Icom if it's rough work, or GME for range, and features, and it's Australian!!!

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Follow Up By: ROBERT - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 16:10

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 16:10
thankyou for the info you and the rest of replys from the forum your information has helped me make a decsion thanks ahagin robert
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 22:18

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 22:18
You need to work out a few things first.

What do you want it for?
Occasional chatting for recoveries?
Main radio in the truck?
Budget?
How many do you want? (EG if its for main radio in truck, you need another for recoveries)
Is distance important to you?
Do you want incar rechargable?
Removeable ariel important?
VOX?
etc

then you can make your decision
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