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CB Radios

All inetersted in peoples thoughts about CB radios.
I am looking to buy one and I am looking at either Uniden or GME.
Any ideas on wich one to go with or other brands?

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Unread postby 4xrunner » August 4th, 2004, 3:36 pm


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Re:CB Radios

We have a uniden sundowner and 2 uniden uh-036 handhelds. The handhelds are great but eat batteries!!!

Unread postby FJ60 » August 4th, 2004, 4:06 pm


 

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IVE GOT A UNIDEN IN THE HILUX AND A GME IN THE MISSUS'S MAVERICK THERE BOTH GOOD UNITS, I GUESS IT COMES DOWN TO WHICH ONE YOU LIKE THE LOOK OF, MAKE SURE YOU GET A GOOD AERIAL THOUGH

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Re:CB Radios

I'd go for a UHF over a CB. better reception and range

Unread postby grimbo » August 4th, 2004, 4:18 pm


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Re:CB Radios

They're great when travelling in a convoy and listening to where the traffic is (truckies). I've got a Uniden UH-089 and it's more than adequate.
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Unread postby Mental MU » August 4th, 2004, 4:18 pm


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Re:CB Radios

I have a UHF 088 radio (uniden) in my 4wd with a 3db aerial. Could do with a 6 or 9db aerial. Reception is good providing you maintain line of sight.

Unread postby mickyd » August 4th, 2004, 4:20 pm


 

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i reckon when it comes to uhf sets the aerial is just as important as the radio. a lot of people spend heaps of cash onj a good radio then cheapskate and buy a crap aerial,sort of defeats the purpose of buying a good quality radio

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Re:CB Radios

I agree with that. Thats why I'm looking to geta better aerial. My reception is good but I know it would be better with a better areial.

Unread postby mickyd » August 4th, 2004, 4:26 pm


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Re:CB Radios

sorry mine are UHFS. CBs you have tio tune em in.get a UHF!

Unread postby FJ60 » August 4th, 2004, 4:35 pm


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Re:CB Radios

Absolute horses arse to do. ( if you have no idea.) CB's have their pro's and con's as do UHF radio's. Having owned and used both, I'd also go with the UHF over the CB. UHF is better for convoy driving but I have had no trouble with mine in the bush. ( UHF radio that is.) As was mentioned before, if you buy a UHF ensure you spend the money and get a decent aerial.

FJ... I'm assuming you mean tuning in the antenna by cutting the conductor down to the correct length. Unless you have the antenna with the adjustable inductor.Either way a royal pain. Go with the UHF.

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Re:CB Radios

thats what i meant. And CBs are sort of redundant

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Re:CB Radios

I stand by my GME TX 3400, provided it is connected to a quality arial, as many others have mentioned in thids and other threads. Two great reasons (for me) are - the fact that it has a separate facia unit and can be put almost anywhere in the vehicle (no pods or panels required), and it has the ability to programme in Police Channels on 41 - 50 (receive only). Also has the private encoding if paired to another unit, but I have never used this.

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Re:CB Radios

6 for one half a dozen for the other it all comes down to what u like the best

im in the market for another one myself as my last one fryed by a spike im looking at going the gme tx4400 because that one suits the hole where the other one came from . ;)

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What do people think of the icom radios?
I've heard people who sell GME's and Unidens reccomend the Icom over their own units...so they must be good!
They seem fairly competitively priced too.... Anyone had experience?

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[quote author=GQANDGU link=board=1;threadid=3966;start=0#msg61645 date=1091604990]
and it has the ability to programme in Police Channels on 41 - 50 (receive only).

How do you program Ch 41-50 for receiving Police Channels on the TX 3400? Thanks [/quote]

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