wtb a cb radio... help

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wtb a cb radio... help

Post by suba_dooba » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:17 pm

hey,
i am interested in buying a cb radio that wont punch a hole in my pocket.
any help??/

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Post by Sideways Subaru » Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:43 pm

Hand-held or in-car? since ur in WA u should have a look at http://www.prestigecom.net.au they're pretty well priced. Personally i prefer gme over uniden and i've got a tx-3200-a VERY good unit in my books. got mine for $200 second hand which is pretty good.

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Post by suba_dooba » Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:06 pm

yeah a in car one. but ill check this site out. thanks :D

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Post by julian » Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:52 pm

Well you can pick up an AM :) radio for spare change, but if you want an in car UHF then a reasonable option would be a GME or Uniden.
I would try and find a local company that does major contracts and talk to one of the techies who does installs or field work, it is more than likely that they have stock that has been removed from their contract cars and would sell it on for a reasonable price.
Failing that or if you dont have time then Dick Smith or equivalent should be able to help you.
Also consider installation as a factor; whether you want a DIN mounted radio in the dash, or smaller one on the transmission tunnel etc.

Good luck and let us know what you get.
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Post by Suba » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:39 pm

wouldnt waste my money on a 27 meg am radio even if it were for free, UHF is definately the way to go.

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Post by SuBaRiNo » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:51 pm

You want UHF... not 27mgz... i work at a Communications shop in Kewdale so i can get u a good price on a brand new one or i can see if we have anything 2nd hand laying about. Price can depend on size and brand of the unit your after.

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Post by suba_dooba » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:52 pm

okt hanks i think ill do that then

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Post by julian » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:25 pm

Sorry, didn't mean to mis-inform, AM (27MHz) is CRAP. UHF is what you want.
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Post by SuBaRiNo » Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:52 pm

Do what? do u want me to see what i can find?

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Post by suba_dooba » Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:05 am

o yes please if its not too much trouble

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Post by SuBaRiNo » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:26 am

That will do the job... but im no Uniden fan either. I like GME.

Don't forget u need to buy an antenna to suit also... this can cost a little over $100 for a good one.

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Post by Thalass » Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:05 pm

Having looked around for the last couple of days on websites and such, the GME ones look nice. Especially the 3420, with the separate head unit. Could mount the radio itself right next to the antenna to reduce losses! (not that they would be huge over a couple of metres of coax, but still.

That, and I could mount the head unit in the flap-cover of one of the storage bits in the dash, rather than take up the whole thing. I get a radio, and still use the storage space. Could probably fit a couple of hand-held radios in there, if nothing else.

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Post by SuBaRiNo » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:58 pm

Thalass wrote:Could mount the radio itself right next to the antenna to reduce losses! (not that they would be huge over a couple of metres of coax, but still.
DUDE!!! are you serious?? I really hope your not knowing what your talking about here. There is about A LOT of things wrong with what you have said here. MAJORLY inpractable.

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