UHF in GU Patrol

Submitted: Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 06:31
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Where have other GU patrol owners fitted their UHF radio's without having to cut and tuck to make it fit and buy after market consoles? At present mine is fitted to the right of the gearstick on the side of the console and is difficult to see while driving. Better than workin'
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Reply By: brian - Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 07:56

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 07:56
Mines in dash pod held on with double sided velcro no holes.
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Reply By: stillthinkinaboutit - Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 08:26

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 08:26
I replaced the crap CD player ( Double DIN size ) fitted to the Nissan and Installed a new CD Player ( Single DIN size ) and a UHF ( Single DIN size ) in its place.
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 13:23

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 13:23
Actually, while the find the CD player lacking a bit (tho it fills my needs) I do find the 3-band radio (fitted to the series I GU), which has short wave, quite useful out in the sticks. It tunes from about 3MHz right up to 29.9MHz, and is good for Radio Aust and if in the NT, the three ABC SW stations.
It's a great pity that WA's 50kw VLW transmitter closed some years back. This pumped a crystal-clear signal right up into the Kimberleys during the day, and was great for news and entertainment.
Gerry
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 08:37

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 08:37
Mine is mounted at about 20degrees from the vertical on the dash directly in front of the gearshift. Easy enough to see and out of the way.
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Reply By: Member - Kevin (NSW/ACT) - Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 09:37

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 09:37
GME TX3200 mounted vertically on the front of the centre storage box - microphone sits in hi/low lever boot area.

Cheers

KevinKevin - sitting here, thinking of there
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2002 GU Patrol ST 4.2TD
2000 15' Supreme Getaway
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Reply By: Chris Larsen - Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 09:55

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 09:55
I have fitted mine (GME TX3400) in its slide inside a open ended aluminium case which fits into the depression under drivers seat and is further held in place by the air ducts there. Small external speaker glued into the shallow depression in front of main gear shift lever on the bracket supplied, with the remote head screwed to the vertical panel between cig lighter and the blank plug on LHS. All controls visible and easily accessible. Micophone is placed on non skid matting in a depression at LHR of console.
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Reply By: Cobra - Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 10:18

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 10:18
Mine is in a dash pod held with velcro. No holes either
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Reply By: tim - Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 10:30

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 10:30
I have a 3400 and mounted the remote head on the under side of the centre part of the dash,behind the gear levers this allows only two small holes to be drilled
which you wont see if you pull it back out.The microphone sits in the 4X4 lever sock
This was the reason i went remote head because it is small and easy to mount.
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Reply By: joc45 - Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 10:43

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 10:43
I have a 3400, and originally planned to install it like Kevin did, vertically where the dummy switches are in the centre console, but eventually mounted it with the HF head; I made a blank panel to replace the ash tray, and fixed both heads to that. Within easy viewing distance. This way, there is no cutting of any of the interior. The main body of both units are bolted under the seats. (yeh, I know that this is not a good place if doing river crossings).
Managed to hide speakers under the dash, bolted to the firewall.
Gerry
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 18:33

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 18:33
Fitted GME4400 in over head console.Regards Bob
Where to next
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Follow Up By: Steve (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 00:15

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 00:15
Thanks for everybodies help, now I'll sit down with a beer and have good look at where the best place is.

CheersBetter than workin'
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:16

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:16
enjoy that beer !!!
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Reply By: sensei - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 15:29

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 15:29
I fitted a UH013 (detachable face type) in the over head console, I removed the silly sunglasses holder and placed it all in the roof. The speaker part fits very nicely in the roof as there is just enough room to tuck it in.

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