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Submitted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 12:50
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Hello to all, HELP HELP HELP
I need some opinions as to what radio system would be best for use on a construction site (hi-rise). We need something with a base station, docking charging station, belt cliped type with mic on cord/headset. So far one person told me the GMC TX6200 UHF system is my answer, but Id appreciate a second opinion.
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 12:58

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 12:58
I'd tend to agree with the advice you have been given.
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Reply By: VK3CAT - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:04

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:04
You really should consider your OH&S requirements. UHF CB being open to General Public use may not be suitable - particularly in the major cities. Front end overload from adjoining services is also an issue. Look up rental options for comercial UHF units. This is what the comercial UHF & VHF spectrum is for.
Cheers, Tony
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Reply By: SteveL - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 21:35

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 21:35
Using UHF CB frequencies on a construction site is not a good idea,especially on a high rise with cranes etc. being operated.If you are using CTCSS codes,it doesn't take long before CB operators work out what codes you are using and start interfering with your signals.-Steve
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Reply By: Darian (SA) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 08:58

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 08:58
Yep - others are suggesting professional solutions on this one for good reason - the pro option might cost more (licensed system) but will provide some level of exclusivity and security for the comms - you are talking workplace safety - as others have suggested, CB UHF could become unworkable in the middle of a job - CB UHF in the cities is infested with disgusting ferals that seek to ruin all comms for all users ! They've made the truckies channel in Adelaide virtually unusable....most others that anyone wants to use, too.
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Follow Up By: Hutchies - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 09:30

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 09:30
Thank you for your responses, very helpfull :) Ive also been talking with some suppliers of handsets such as-: GME-TX7200(my current preference), Kenwood TK3207(used on some of our other job sites), Motorola GP338(used by crane crews) and the Uniden UH075(non-commercial)

The GME seems to have the best of both worlds with commercial multi-frequency and 40Ch CB. It also has CTCSS.

The idea is that the system is scalable by using CB-CTCSS initialy. Then as the building project ramps up we initiate licence/s for our staff plus the trade groups as required.

Any further advice welcome
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