Antenna help - CD900 or AE4012k2

We need to replace the antenna for the uhf and have been looking at 2 different options.
We have a GME TX3100 uhf radio.
The antenna will be front fender mounted on the Navara so we are loking at either the RFI CD900 6.5db or the GME AE4012k2 4.5db
If anyone can offer opinions on either or both these antennas, that would be great.
We are unsure if the 4.5 or the 6.5 will be better suited to our needs. We are mainly after it for convoy on road and off road and for travel on our own throughout WA inc Kimberley region.

We did look at the GME AE4018K1 but on prestige communications it recomends for bullbar mounting rather than fender mounting.

Thanks in advance
Tony and Dawn
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Reply By: Tony - Sunday, Feb 07, 2010 at 22:46

Sunday, Feb 07, 2010 at 22:46
Also noticed there is a RFI CD5000 5db. Does anyone have any feedback aswell on these.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 07:55

Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 07:55
The 18 is a good aerial and you can buy a Z mount to put it on the guard .

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 08:57

Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 08:57
If the 4012 is the all stainless wire job with a coil section in the middle.... they snap off at the base surprisingly soon.... harmonics... metal fatigue.
I now use the RFI CD900 elevated feed spring base unit - was recommended by a leading UHF retailer to me - they had been fitting out a lot of commercial clients with them - trouble free to date with excellent performance - I use the screw on antenna seen in the Prestige Comms image below for longer ranges, plus a shorty to swap for local comms. Mine is mounted roof centre on a Rola Rack - with a swing down bracket (as always with UHF, the higher the better).
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Reply By: anglepole - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 10:43

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 10:43
If you are going to do a fender job, I suggest a small light antenna.

Fender mounts will perform badly on rough roads.

If you are using it for convoy work, a small gutter roof mount will be adequate.

Line of site is the main issue here not power or antenna gain

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