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Old 5th January 2018, 06:24 AM
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I've used Uniden off and on since the 80's, never had a problem with them.
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Old 5th January 2018, 06:24 AM
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I can certainly recommend Gadget City. I have had the Oricom UHF300 mini for some years with a Uniden AT 870 antenna with both a 6.5 & 2.1 db whips for the flat and hills respectively. On Club trips I am usually put in the middle as the relay car as my set up transmits and receives better than a lot of the more expensive GME units. On Club trips I always get feedback as to how clear my transmissions are. I originally was going with GME and read a write up on the Oricom and decided to get it instead and have no regrets.
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Old 5th January 2018, 07:37 AM
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When wiring the unit into the car I recommend wiring direct to the battery and not through the ignition. In the event of emergency i.e. lost keys the radio can be operated. I note the Toyota Land Cruiser Club make it mandatory for club vehicles to be wired this way. It is also convenient if you want to leave the radio on you don't have the keys in the ignition. Some people may argue that you'll flatten the battery, however these modern units use bugger all power.
I also run a hand held 2 watt Uniden which I use for recoveries or when I leave the vehicle and go for a walk. This is a very good unit.
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Maybe something like this would avoid the antenna being too high when in the city or going under a tree branch etc. Where required it seems you can just lie it down flat. There are 7 positions. Best of both worlds?

http://www.rhinorack.com.au/products...-bracket_43196
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If I had 2 antennas, switchable, I would use something like that for the roof but not for a single antenna as it would be a PIA to raise and lower it every time I used the car. Then I'd probably forget when it's up and damage the antenna
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Old 6th January 2018, 07:53 AM
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Although my antenna has an elevated feed mounted on the Bullbar, due to where I live I almost always have the 2.1 db whip fitted so height is never an issue.
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