UHF training

I just had a GME TX3540 UHF radio installed in my Prado and would like some basic training on its use. Where/who can provide this training.
thanks brianma

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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 15:40

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 15:40
The mob you bought it off and installed it can't help you?
It did come with a manual didn't it?
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Follow Up By: BRIANMA - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 15:46

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 15:46
thanks Jon & Karen, yes came with manual all 35 pages very comprehensive all a bit too much data over load, ARB installed and said to look on the net for training, been searching many sites without any luck so far. cheers brianma
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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 16:02

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 16:02
G'day brianma,
I've had my TX4400 for about 31/2 years now and all I know is how to change channel, a basic scan and that's about it.
I really don't need to know much more. I change channel to what ever I need at the time, eg: 29, Pacific H'way, 40 any other H/Way and if in a group, what ever channel is decided to be on.
Here is a good site that may help you and will outline what channels are for what.
Welcome to the home of UHF CB Australia
I guess you might have to read about some of the feature your unit has, if you had purchased it for a specific purpose.
Have a look through the above link, it should answer a lot of your questions.
Happy & Safe travels.

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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 16:07

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 16:07
Sorry the link should of been this one.
UHF CB Australia
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Follow Up By: BRIANMA - Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 12:59

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 12:59
thanks Jon & Karen, have looked at this site, good info but no training, cheers
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 16:37

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 16:37
Are you after training on your specific radio or UHF use in general?

If the latter, it's not too complicated - some do's and don't and some common courtesy rules...

Don't transmit on channel 5 or 35 unless genuine emergency - similar rule for 1 thru 8 and 31 thru 38 if you see signs indicating these as emergency channels - best to avoid the duplex channels altogether unless emergency.

Ditto for Ch 22 & 23 - do not transmit - also Ch 30

Otherwise general courtesy - if a channel is used as a safety channel (say Ch 10 for the Simpson or other 4wd tracks) - limit use a far as possible to need to know and don't clutter up with needless chit chat - by all means use, however overuse could block other users.

Avoid foul language or abuse - goes without saying.

Otherwise - use common sense - my best rule is - assume you are talking to someone face to face - would you interrupt a conversation unless you have something useful to say?
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Follow Up By: BRIANMA - Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 13:06

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 13:06
thanks Scott M thats good info, cheers
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Reply By: Denis H - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 17:53

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 17:53
Just dial Channal 40 and start talking to the truck drivers. You will learn about lots ;-)
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 20:06

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 20:06
Just to add to Denis H post, if you talk to truck drivers, you will need to learn their language. it's not that hard, just add an extra word in between every other word.. A few minutes on Channel 40 and you will soon work out the words to add. Good luck with that ;)) Michael






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Follow Up By: "crack-a-tinnie" - Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 08:49

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 08:49
F@#n yeah mate, you'll f@#n learn how to f@#n swear like an f@#n trooper.
Thou they're not all like that.

If you have it on scan while your travelling, you can pick up on some interesting conversations from other travellers and farmers etc....

If the swearing's too much.....switch it off for awhile.

They're a handy gadget.
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Follow Up By: BRIANMA - Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 13:09

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 13:09
thanks Michael I will try it with my ears blocked, cheers
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Follow Up By: BRIANMA - Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 13:11

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 13:11
thanks Dennis I will try it with my ears blocked and try to learn between the lines, cheers
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Reply By: olcoolone - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 18:20

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 18:20
A location would be good so we can point you in the right direction and to someone local....
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Follow Up By: BRIANMA - Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 12:57

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 12:57
Hi olcoolone any where near 3133 Vermont Melb, south east suburb, thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Niss42 - Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 13:48

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 13:48
Try Piranah (spelling) in Dorset Rd Boronia/Bayswater, Alan Johnson should be able to help.

Cheers,
Barry
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Follow Up By: BRIANMA - Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 14:43

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 14:43
great thanks will let you know, cheers Brian
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Follow Up By: rescue134 - Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 21:29

Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 21:29
brianma message me if you need help, i am in vermont and happy to help.
Kevin
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Follow Up By: BRIANMA - Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:08

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:08
thanks Kevin, please call Brian 9884 8919 for a suitable time, Brian
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Follow Up By: BRIANMA - Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 15:31

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 15:31
many thanks Kevin, you were a great help to get me started, cheers
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