GME TX3400 or UNIDEN UH013

Submitted: Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 13:59
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hi all
just trying to spounge some info on UHF radio, i am a new commer to this and any comments would be greatly appreciated
Am looking at the UNIDEN UH013 with the detachable head as dash space for these radios are limited in the NM Pajero, one of the stores has this model for sale in a package with the 6db (AT470) for $459.00
The other chioce is the is the GME TX3400 with the detachable head which is slightly more expensive.
thanks for any comments......
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:09

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:09
GME by weeks....

Get it from Prestige Comms in Perth, they do mail order $8 anywhere in aussie, just about next day.
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Reply By: jeepy - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:12

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:12
They are both very good radios and you can't go wrong. The GME has an excellant reputation and is Australian made, while Uniden has a scanner function which the GME doesn't which can be handy. If you want the scanner I'd go for the uniden, if not go the GME.

Cheers
Jeepy
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Follow Up By: keepsmilin - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:16

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:16
whats the go on the scanner, and if its not needed which would you go for
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:45

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:45
The scanner, I recall, goes from about 400HMz up to about 512MHz, so it covers pretty well all the CB and commercial UHF band; making it good if you want to monitor channels other than the UHF CB band. It cannot transmit on channels outside the UHF CB band.
But if you have no need to scan channels outside the UHF CB band, then, as said, the GME is a nicer unit. The GME still scans channels within the CB band.
The remote head on the 013 is also a bit bigger than the GME3400 by about 20mm in width.
I recall that Prestige had the 013 going for about $399 on special not so long ago (minus antenna)
Gerry
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Follow Up By: Foss - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 19:51

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 19:51
GME TX3400 most definitely does have scanner built in. 10 channels programed by the dealer to your choice, same freq. range as the uniden.

GME is a better radio IMHO.

cheers.

Foss
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Follow Up By: jeepy - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 20:03

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 20:03
Foss, if it only has 10 channels that have to be programmed by the dealer, is it really a scanner? The uniden can scan everything in that frequency. Whereas the GME can only "scan" 10 channels. Thats fine if you only ever want to listen something on thoses channels but the uniden is much more practical.

joc45 hit the nail on the head, get the uniden if you want the scanner otherwise go for the GME. Most people seem to like GME's but I had one fail on me. I now actually much prefer the handhelds for my use, but if you want long range an in-car is the way to go.

Cheers
Jeepy
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Reply By: Nigel (WA) - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:49

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:49
Hi all

I would go GME they get better reception than Uniden and its a know fact. I use to use Undien at my work but the reception was crap then i use GME and i have better reception sounds clear etc....

thanks4x4 is my heart, pain and pleasure, but most of all just a dream for the meantime.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:57

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:57
LOL my 011 found the garbage bin it was that good.
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Follow Up By: xplot - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:36

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:36
ummmm

If it is garbage then why does all 4wd magazines (4wd Monthly and 4x4) say it also, i have use them both as i have to communicate to truckies at work.

If you want statistics i can scan and send them all to your email
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 22:59

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 22:59
Yes, and 4wd magazines called that bleep ter BMW 4wd of the year...

Enough said.
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Reply By: Nav 80 - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 17:32

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 17:32
GME is the go, a quality product for sure.
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 20:54

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 20:54
Keepsmilin,
I have the GME TX3400, no problem at all, great radio and the detatcable head saves the space as you point out. My TX3400 had the scan function, not sure why the other reply said the GME didn't. Never had a uniden so I can't comment. Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: jeepy - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 21:03

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 21:03
The TX3400 can scan the 40 UHF channels but the uniden one has the added advantage in that it can scan other frequencies outside the 40 UHF CB channels ie. police, fire, that sorta stuff
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 22:45

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 22:45
Jeepy,
Mine scans the police channels I don't have the fire etc Mines a straight 40 channel reciever with added police channels. Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: Member - Bob L - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 22:05

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 22:05
Hi All
The Uniden UH013 can either scan the UHF CB channels (40) or operate as a 40 channel scanner but not both at the same time. Give me a GME any time.
When the TX3400 is programmed to scan extra (Police?) channels it actually scans up to 50 channels (ie 40 +10).

Just add it up. GME is Australian made (Gladesville Sydney), is reliable, operates as per specifications, 2 year warranty.

I know there are a lot of satisfied Uniden owners but the difference is more than Ford verses Holden or should I say Nissan verses Toyota?

Cheers
Bob

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Reply By: B.P.L. - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 22:08

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 22:08
OK Lets set the record straight.

1. The TX3400 has a "remote head" not detachable as such, and is much better for tidy installations as the brain of the unit is installed under the dash.
2. The UH013 has a detachable head but can not be mounted remotely. Therefore the radio still has to sit as a whole somewhere in your vehicle.
3. The TX3400 has standard 40 channels with an option extra 10 channels for programming police frequencies etc.
4. The TX3400 can either scan the first 40 channels, the last 10 channels, or all 50 channels.
5. The TX3400 is Aussie made, a better radio, and in my opinion, will help keep more aussies employed like you and me!
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob L - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 19:46

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 19:46
B.P.L
Your straight record is a bit bent ie.
1. FALSE TX3400 can be fixed to transmitter as per manual.
2. FALSE UH013 has a remote cable and mounting hardware.
3. TRUE
4. TRUE - sort of. Open Scan and Group Scan modes can be set in any combination user requires.
5. TRUE,TRUE TRUE

(Had to check UH013 at work to confirm cable).Must have sold a 100 GME"s to 1 Uniden UHF and admit I am biased. Check out Icom's IC400Pro looks and feels really good
Cheers Bob.
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Reply By: David N. - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 23:02

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 23:02
Have owned both.... Sold the Uniden on e-bay.
The GME is streets ahead, no -miles ahead! It's that simple.
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 23:14

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 23:14
Hi
I'm with you BPL & all who endorse GME 3400 its the "Dux Guts"
stick the unit under the transfer cover & the head on the center console
thats my choice.
Whilst the police scanner works OK it really is a load of bleep e,
why listen to something if you can't talk back, just a waste of time.
As Truckster said go to Prestige Communications

CheersPrado TD Auto
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Reply By: keepsmilin - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 23:41

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 23:41
thanx for your imput guys, its pretty obvious who wins hands down, i like the bit about keeping our dollars in our own country......keepsmilin
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Reply By: Member - Dave (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 01:05

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 01:05
what ever the radio the reception is more likely to be due to the anntena. Were and how you mount the anntena will stuff up any radio good or bad. If you want a good guide to were to mount the anntena go to GME site http://www.gme.net.au/land/choose_ant.html
for my money GME3400 wins hands down, and i have owned both makesDave
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Reply By: Matt M - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 10:23

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 10:23
OK lets get serious...If you want a good radio and not one thats just cheap mass produced...GET A MOTOROLA!!

Only wish I could afford one, I have the uniden, works fine!!

Matt.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob L - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 19:30

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 19:30
Matt
You have got to be joking Motorola lost the plot years ago.

Bob.
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Reply By: Sharyn - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 13:54

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 13:54
I have a TX4400 and think its great. One suggestion I was given, was purchase a model with the speaker in the front so that a) you can hear it and b) you do not need to have additional speaker mounted under the dash.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 01:51

Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 01:51
Hi Sharyn
I liked the TX4400 but it was a lot bigger so went the 3400
& as I said earlier my unit/speaker are under the tunnel cover & I don't need extension speaker to hear.

CheersPrado TD Auto
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Reply By: Arkay - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 14:16

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 14:16
Consider also a GME TX3600. This is the commercial version of the TX3400. It has the 40 UHF CRS (CB) channels for TX and RX, and 100 dealer programmable channels (frequencies) of your choice - they programme them as receive (RX) only. BUT, if at any stage you have legal access to a commercial channel, either for work purposes or as part of say a 4WD club or as part of a formal emergency network, any number of the 100 extra channels can be set (by the dealer) to transmit (TX) as well. You then have the full set, an UHF CB, a UHF scanner, and a work/club radio all in one good box.
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