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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushbasher View Post
    . Just don't slam into the trees or you can fracture the fibreglass pole as happened to my first 4705 on my old Prado.
    Just replaced one of mine after smashing it, but given a couple of tracks I have done and the pounding it took I can't complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ120 View Post
    Just replaced one of mine after smashing it,
    Yep, we've seen the way you drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushbasher View Post
    I've been running the 4705 on my ARB bar for 6 years without any issues. It moves slightly and bends sufficiently for most encounters with branches etc. Just don't slam into the trees or you can fracture the fibreglass pole as happened to my first 4705 on my old Prado.
    Thanks for the help guys. I was thinking about mounting the other aerial a little bit away from the other but the wing areas of the ARB bar angle up slightly so the 2 aerials wont be parallel. Pedantic, I know.

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    You can get the antenna in different colours - mine is grey to match the bar.
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    Aerial selection becomes a bit of moot point for me, as I have a GME TX3800 25watt. Only have a cheap Uniden aerial.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cfryback View Post
    Aerial selection becomes a bit of moot point for me, as I have a GME TX3800 25watt. Only have a cheap Uniden aerial.
    Legalities aside, a decent antenna is always going to be more beneficial than putting out 25 watts. No point putting out a strong signal if you can't receive anything back because of a crappy antenna setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGD View Post
    Legalities aside, a decent antenna is always going to be more beneficial than putting out 25 watts. No point putting out a strong signal if you can't receive anything back because of a crappy antenna setup
    Uniden has since failed, and been replaced with a GME 4701B 2.1db
    '04 120 Petrol Flinders Red GXL
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    Quote Originally Posted by amts View Post
    Done. Download it from here
    https://app.box.com/s/ke0baexc6ulkrsaiwn31
    Great idea. My mrs laminated it today and now in the visor for future reference
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    Awesome idea mattfunk.

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    What do DX RPT I/P O/P stand for

    DX is an amateur radio abbreviation for DISTANCE but in this context probably means DUPLEX. RPT means REPEATER

    I/P is for INPUT and O/P is OUTPUT

    Repeaters are used to extend the range of radio systens. A site, usualy on a hill [high] or mountain that has a good view of then area you wish to cover is chosen. On this site are a transmitter and receiver on 2 different frequencies. The transmitter and receiver are connected together so when the receiver receives some thing it is retransmitted by the transmitter but on a different frequency, sometimes higher and sometimes lower. Hence the I/P and O/P. The mobile or handheld has these frquencies reversed. This method of operation is called 2 frequency simplex. Simplex because the mobile station can either receive or transmit but not at the same time.

    Hope this helps or have I just confused you! It is secnond nature to me as I have been involved in the radio game all my working life, since 1964 in fact!!

    PM me if need to and I will anwser any question you may have.

    Cheers,

    Owen VK6YBA

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    I would love to sit down with you and pick your brains Owen, it would probably be a little painful for you, but I would supply the coldies!

    I need to learn how to use my uhf properly and get the most out of it.

    Matt

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