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Old 26th September 2014, 03:38 AM
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So if I space the antenna out the interference will be reduced?
To an extent, it'll tune the reflective shadowing effect to a longer wave length the wider they're spaced,you've got to remember it's all a bit of chasing your tale, unless the aerials on the roof, anywhere you put an antena on a car or 4wd makes it directional. Personally I'd go with multiple hand pieces on agme tx3345
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Old 26th September 2014, 04:17 AM
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Gidday Twink

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Follow IDWs advice on the multiple hand piece if you insist on having 3 transmission stations in the 1 vehicle. Better yet buy a 5W handheld unit and clip it to your belt when you're not at the helm, that way you can remain in contact even when nature calls or for some reason you had to leave your passenger at camp or in another vehicle.
I agree with the reservations expressed by both Id and ST.

The solution suggested by ST, is really a far better one, IMO. With this, you do not end up with a car full of CB units, aerials everywhere, and the huge problems with wiring that Id referred to.

While avoiding the problems, you end up with a more flexible and sensible practical solution.

I have a 5W unit in my car and two 2W hand held units (came as a pair at a price I couldn't refuse ... ). Doesn't hurt to have a spare, either.
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Old 26th September 2014, 04:27 AM
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It comes down to personal preference, last time i was waiting for someone at a campsite, They were out of range of everything except the vehicle mounted CB'S. Also, I find the Jackaroo looks awfully good with multiple antennas on it. I was planning on an antenna in the left hand rear corner of my basket, an antenna on the top right hand corner of my roofbasket and one on the lefthand corner of my 'roo bar, i figure that will avoid the interference as much as possible, yes?
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About as much as is reasonably practical, for the setup you want
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Awesome thanks man
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Twinklz, if you remind me at Safari, I'll introduce you to some of the SOS fellas if we get time. Those old guys REALLY know their radios and can basically tell you anything and everything you could possibly want to know.
Last campfire, they were working out which channels would interfere at Safari due to the powerlines running alongside and where to put repeaters for different channels... I'm normally pretty bright (i like to think) but it was just amazing that they could know all that off the top of their heads, i couldn't follow it.
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That'd be mint mate
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I know this is a late response, but avoid putting a receive antenna at 1/4, 1/2 and full wavelengths distance of that receive frequency within a transmit antenna.

What does that mean in English???

Need to know what radios you will be running first as in HF, UHF, AM
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Whilst this has been shelved for a while ( looking for a rental, takes priority over mods) I plan to run UHF Radios, 6.5DB
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Also, if you're running 3 different UHF radios, i'd suggest (suggestion only) getting 3 different dB aerials?
and if they're the screw-on, screw-off type, you could even swap them around depending on the terrain and which one you're using most often.
I have a 4.5 (i think) dB on Scooby and find it's got an excellent mix of highway distance (easily does visual range) without compromise in radio-unfriendly terrain (it reached you and Interceptor through a good Km or two of dense, slightly hilly pine forest at Wellington without difficulty)
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