uhf radio mounts

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 01:34
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Well I've decided to steer clear of ebay for my uhf and have decided on GME tx3400 or tx4400. My question is where have people mounted them. I've got a GU patrol and I dont want a roof console. Any help appreciated.
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Reply By: Hilly - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 07:06

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 07:06
Bob,
In my GU I've got the remote face on the centre console just forward of the gear stick with the box tucked just behind the console on top of the transmission tunnel just above the foot rest. Send me your email and I'll mail you a pic.

Hilly
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Follow Up By: Hilly - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 07:09

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 07:09
Oops, should also have mentioned that I haven't drilled holes for a mic holder, I use a sticky backed velcro hook patch on the back of the mic and it just grabs onto the dash mat.
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Follow Up By: bob - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:31

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:31
hilly
Thanks for the help. Email rakers@tpg.com.au
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Reply By: joc45 - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 08:01

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 08:01
I've just picked up a s/h 3400, and am soon to fit it.
Another earlier posting from this site reckoned that the GME 3200 and 3400 were small enough to fit in the GU's centre armrest console, in the lhs, where the dummy switch plates are.
The radio is fitted on-edge, with the display facing towards the driver (or could be the other way around). Behind the black plate there is apparently enough room in the console for the whole 3200.
I would guess that the console would need to be removed first, and it looks like the black plastic strip with the dummy switch plates completely removed and a new escutcheon fitted around the radio.
From another radio install, I've fitted the speaker up under the dash to the left of the clutch pedal. Puts out plenty of noise from there.
If you don't need the bells and whistles of the 3400, then the 3200 would save you over $100++, and is still a great unit. (and Aussie-made). Prestige Comms seem to have some very good prices, shipped anywhere in Oz.
I'll post how it all goes.
Gerry
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Follow Up By: bob - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:34

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:34
joc
the only reason I'm looking at the 3400 or 4400 is the selcall function for (hopefully) some tag-a-longs down the track. Otherwise the 3200 seems good value
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 09:59

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 09:59
Prestige Communications in Perth, you will have fun beating their prices, and service. Brilliant.
http://www.prestigecom.net.au/
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Reply By: Member - Shawn - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 12:26

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 12:26
Bob,
I have the 3400 mounted in the void on the front side the console of my Patrol.
Yes you do have to remove the console to fit it, big deal 7 screws.
The main unit is in the void with the base plate bolted to the front inside wall of the of the console well, the speaker facing forward. The head unit is velcroed to the facia under the A/C controls (no screw holes) wiring goes back through the large blank next to power outlets/aerial switch through the transmission tunnel back to main unit, power is from cig lighter, I don't need that accessory and the radio gets turned of when vehicle power is off, my choice. Antennae lead goes through trans tunnel, through grommet on left side of fire wall to bullbar mount

If you are in Sydney check out http://www.atrc.com.au/ for prices
Keep your powder dry
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 17:07

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 17:07
bob, I got my TX3400 s/h on ebay, and she's a ripper. I've mounted the receiver up under the dash above the diver's feet and the remote head velcroes onto the side of the centre console with wiring routed under the edge of the console. The mic is next to the head, also velcroed on. Neither have come off yet. I've added an external speaker.

The remote head of the TX3400 makes it my pick.

[ View Image]Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Follow Up By: bob - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:42

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:42
Once again the power of this forum amazes me. Will be placing an order for a TX3400.
One last question. Which antenna? Since I spend most of my time in great deviding range (NSW) I thought the 3db/6.5db duel might be the go.
Thanks all
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 09:12

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 09:12
Bob, I know almost nothing about aerials, yet, but use a simple 6.5 db ground independant ss whip that mounts on the roofrack (when it's fitted) or the roof rails. It has done the trick for me everywhere I've been. Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Reply By: Member - Andrew(WA) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 22:57

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 22:57
bob

I have the same car and just last week fitted a GME 3200.

If you have decided on the 3400 or bigger this won't help but for me, after looking at the extra features and cost, I decided I really don't need anything other than the 3200.

Anyway I had it mounted under the steering wheel above my left leg (if you know what I mean) up against the centre console. The unit is small enough not to interfere with anything and I wouldn't know it's there.

The hand piece just rests between the gear levers but you can put it anywhere you want of course.

Cheers
Andy
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