Communications .. for example, Batemans Bay Tour 2007

Gday ALL,
I've been toying with the idea of using the 2007 Tour as an excuse for
fitting some sort of CB radio, but it would be pretty pointless if it's
incompatible with what someone else going already has or may also be
considering installing.

I was recently given an older generation 16 channel Super Panther
Pearce Simpson LSB/USB/AM bands unit, seems to work but I first need to
buy a suitable aerial if I install it. Or I could buy the current
generation 40 channel 5W UHF fixed unit or maybe a couple of 5W UHF
portables. They are available on ebay to.

Anyone like to talk about this please i.e., a need for it and if so,
preferred option, compatibility etc.? Obviously the easiest option is
to do nothing. TIA. Cheers.

Ken
--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" <unclekenz@...> wrote:
>
> Gday ALL,
> I've been toying with the idea of using the 2007 Tour as an excuse for


I have had both units (UHF and 27 meg AM ssb ) installed in my syncro for over 5 years.
The reasoning behind the installation of both units (apart from being cheap 2nd hand
units) was that UHF is popular and offers clearer reception but has a relatively short range.
The AM and SSB frequency is now relatively uncluttered as most of the idiots have gone to
UHF. My theory was: any communication in an emergency was better than no
communication and no matter where I was in Australia, I was always able to communicate
with someone somewhere on the ssb AM. On occasions even the 27meg AM had better
coverage in a convoy. So consequently I have kept both units installed for relatively little
cost.

Gday Nick,

Thanks for that. Very interesting. The owner of my Syncro back in 1992 had a CB radio as well as a separate Flying Doctor service radio installed, all that remained when I bought it earlier this year are 2 positions out front for mounting aerials.

So please forgive my ignorance Nick, when it comes to UHF and AM units, if both types are installed, is there a single aerial available now that handles both types or must 2 specific and separate aerials still need to be installed?

Also,  I see the following single unit is now available, it would be space saving if nothing else. What do you think about this model Nick and again, does it need 1 or 2 aerials to function?

Uniden UH090 Dual Band AM & UHF CB Radio 
This unit is the single most advanced unit in
Australia. Now you don't have to choose between AM and UHF. You can have best of both worlds in one super compact unit. That's right - the first AM/UHF transceiver in Australia
. Plus it has an extra large backlit display screen and has hands free operation with the optional VOX headset. It offers 40 channels, 5 watts of transmission power and has 38 built-in CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System) codes that are user selectable.

Thanks Nick. Cheers.

Ken

 

 

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "nickbellau" <nick.bellgrove@...> wrote:
>
> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" unclekenz@ wrote:
> >
> > Gday ALL,
> > I've been toying with the idea of using the 2007 Tour as an excuse for
>
>
> I have had both units (UHF and 27 meg AM ssb ) installed in my syncro for over 5 years.
> The reasoning behind the installation of both units (apart from being cheap 2nd hand
> units) was that UHF is popular and offers clearer reception but has a relatively short range.
> The AM and SSB frequency is now relatively uncluttered as most of the idiots have gone to
> UHF. My theory was: any communication in an emergency was better than no
> communication and no matter where I was in Australia, I was always able to communicate
> with someone somewhere on the ssb AM. On occasions even the 27meg AM had better
> coverage in a convoy. So consequently I have kept both units installed for relatively little
> cost.
>

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" <unclekenz@...> wrote:
>
>
> Gday Nick,
>
> Thanks for that. Very interesting. The owner of my Syncro back in 1992.....


The unit you are looking at will require two aerials (well it did when the unit was first made
and I dont think an all in one aerial has been produced.) The AM cb is just a standard
27meg with no upper or lower sideband ability from what I could see on the spec sheets
(someone please correct me if I am wrong), so there will be no skip, and travel will be
limited to around 20Km.


Nick.
Gday Nick and ALL,

Ok, thanks for that, sounds like pretty much a compromise setup, this is
obviously a topic I'm not at all well versed in.

Anyone prepared to stick their neck out and suggest a particular
model/models UHF units worth having? And aerial model?

TIA. Cheers.

Ken


--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "nickbellau"
<nick.bellgrove@...> wrote:
>
> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" unclekenz@ wrote:
> >
> >
> > Gday Nick,
> >
> > Thanks for that. Very interesting. The owner of my Syncro back in
1992.....
>
>
> The unit you are looking at will require two aerials (well it did when
the unit was first made
> and I dont think an all in one aerial has been produced.) The AM cb is
just a standard
> 27meg with no upper or lower sideband ability from what I could see on
the spec sheets
> (someone please correct me if I am wrong), so there will be no skip,
and travel will be
> limited to around 20Km.
>
>
> Nick.
>
Consider neck stuck out :-)

Uniden have several cheap UHF models & they work well.
I have one that is over 10 years old & no trouble.
For short range, just get the cheapest UHF aerial U can find.
Even one of those short stubbie units mounted on the roof work just
fine line of sight.

PK

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" <unclekenz@...>
wrote:
>
>
> Gday Nick and ALL,
>
> Ok, thanks for that, sounds like pretty much a compromise setup,
this is
> obviously a topic I'm not at all well versed in.
>
> Anyone prepared to stick their neck out and suggest a particular
> model/models UHF units worth having? And aerial model?
>
> TIA. Cheers.
>
> Ken
>
>
> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "nickbellau"
> <nick.bellgrove@> wrote:
> >
> > --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" unclekenz@
wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Gday Nick,
> > >
> > > Thanks for that. Very interesting. The owner of my Syncro back
in
> 1992.....
> >
> >
> > The unit you are looking at will require two aerials (well it
did when
> the unit was first made
> > and I dont think an all in one aerial has been produced.) The AM
cb is
> just a standard
> > 27meg with no upper or lower sideband ability from what I could
see on
> the spec sheets
> > (someone please correct me if I am wrong), so there will be no
skip,
> and travel will be
> > limited to around 20Km.
> >
> >
> > Nick.
> >
>