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Old 03-07-2003, 23:46   #1 (permalink)
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UHF's whats the best?

Well i have a GME TX3200 in my XR6 and if i get the BA it will fit where the tissue box goes, but whats the best aerial setup for the outside of the car? The current aerial i have doesnt look too good and I dont think it would suit a new clean lined XR6 sedan. Does anyone have any other ideas which can be used instead of this big ugly thing?
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there are differeing opinions but I think a quality glass mount would be the go.... they look like a car phone antenna so don't attract attention
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DO you know where to get them or any websites that might have these on them?
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You should use a ground independant arieal for best range and performance.
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I did the search for a glass mount for mine - but their performance is sh*t compared to the thing I have now.
Consequently I only put it on (it's a centre boot mount) when I have to and I use the TX6000 portable plugged into it and a hands free kit.

Scalar One are the best choice if you really must go with the glass mount - they aren't cheap at $160 or so but they are effective.

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Cough cough. Here goes....

I have used the GME ground independent on a clamping bracket which is a great setup. rated at 6.5dB it gets good range and clarity and is easily up to the job of tracking 'traffic' with the truckies on Ch40.

However, as per your comments I hated the need to clamp etc and so I moved to a glass mount. I have always used RF Industries products as they are well known for ultra high quality (see www.rfindustries.com.au ). I switched to the glass mount UHF aerial which looks identical to the older Whisper series RFI cellular aerials. It ahs two options for whips - one is a 1dB short whip for around town etc and a quick change 3dB gain for the highway or longer range.

The RFI aerial works well and with the 3dB whip is capable of the highway work I do. certainly not as good as the 6.5 GME though. The key with the glass mount is the coupler adjustment which must be done per the instructions provided.

For the record, the NSW Police use these RFI units on their cars for data and voice comms (although they use a different frequency).
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Yeah my dad has a TX6000 portable in his Futura, works alright but since ive got the TX3200 set why not use it. Ill look into the glass mount options, thanks guys.
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Hey russ where can i view these scaler ones?
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The Scalar ones -

http://www.gme.net.au/land/ants_uhf.html

The RFI one ..

http://www.rfindustries.com.au/rfipr...ap4545_r37.pdf
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