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Default UHF radio - unit and antenna mounting locations

Hi all,

I am wanting to install a UHF in my MY18 Forester and am after options for mounting the main unit and the antenna.

I am looking at a small slimline 80 channel unit and probably a mid size antenna (6db). I'll probably install the antenna on one of the front guards, but no idea where to put the main unit.

Pics/suggestions would be appreciated!

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I have seen set ups where the main unit is hidden away. An intermediate cable is installed between the unit and an area on the dash or console, with a connector mounted to the dash/console, on to which the normal microphone cable is installed. The microphone has all the controls on it.
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I can strongly recommend GME UHFs; been using them for years and really only had to buy a new model when it went from 40 to 80 channel.

I used a "Z" bracket to mount the antenna on the guard before I had a bullbar.

Hard for me to say where to mount it in a 2018, what about in the centre dash under the A/C controls? I had mine mounted in the ash tray space.
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I am also happy with GME.

I mount the aerial on the outside of the windscreen, but it is not a through windscreen design. The cable runs up the outside of the windscreen.
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I am also happy with GME.
And an Aussie company as well!
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Some thoughts here:

http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=5360

http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=1588

These might give you some ideas.
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Yes I think I'll go GME, and thanks for links Ratbag, some decent thought has gone into the unit and antenna locations. Well done.

Might have more of a think over the weekend...
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As far as mounting the antenna is concerned I saw a video the other day that said that the best spot was on the roof rack as it gives extra height compared to the bull bar. On the same basis the presenter suggested standing on the roof rack with a hand held if ever in an emergency situation as that will give extra range as well.
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Yes, the centre of the roof is ideal but mostly impractical.
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I know I said earlier I would probably get a GME, but just stumbled across this package on ebay and it sounds pretty good. I have had an old Uniden unit in my Paj for the last 16 years with no problem. Any thoughts?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/UNIDEN-U....c100010.m2109

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