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Something to think about when getting and aerial as well


Isnt there something about the high gain antennas not being as good in hilly areas?
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I have & use a 6dB as I found it works best for my needs







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The antenna is supplied as a 6.5dbi or with a 6.5 & 3 dbi whips so I have both.
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A little hacking and filing it turned out like this:



Then used the front cover from the ash tray to fill in the blank space below it.

Cables just run in the back with standard looms.
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They are tiny! Interesting sticker collection.
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They are tiny!
They sure are
Nice clean install too mate
Well done

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Gidday HC

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Thanks for the comments everyone.

I think I will go with the Oricom UHF 300 which is the ultra compact radio.

In terms of antenna this looks the go from Gadget City the Uniden AT870 with both a stubby and long whip for $59 delivered.

http://www.gadgetcity.com.au/uniden-...Path=92_23_118
Acting on your advice, I have also ordered this kit, plus a Z bracket to mount on my LHS mudguard under the bonnet. Total of $73.99 with free shipping. Seems reasonable.

Hope that it works reasonably well ... .
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RB,
I noted your post that you did not get the owners manual, odd. You can find it here
http://www.oricom.com.au/oricom-uhf-...n-vehicle.html
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Gidday HC

I think that I have just discovered the perfect mounting place for this tiny little thing.

Under the row of switch blanks to the right of the steering column (in the SG series II, at least) where the fog light switch is, there is a plate that is removable. With the tiniest bit of surgery with a Dremel tool, the UHF300 Micro should just slip into this lower hole.

I don't know what the batch of wires (about 7) immediately to the left of the fog light switch is for, and have run out of light. They are just "plugged" into the back of one of the switch blanks.
Anybody know??

Will run my multi-meter over them in the morning. Hopefully, one pair of them will have power and earth ... .
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^ Forgot to thank you for the URL for the manual.

I had already found it. Now to print the PDF out at four to an A4 page, guillotine it and bind it for in-car reference. Who needs a 30 page A4 book cluttering up a car that's already overloaded with crap!
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