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Date Registered: 11-2012
Location: Broome
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Thanks, i have to figue out where to mount my thumper battery pack now and I have to get the anderson plug installed but i think that will be for the auto electrician to do.

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Date Registered: 11-2012
Location: Broome
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So I put my car into ARB today to get the Anderson Plug installed for my 105ah Thumper Pack. I probably could have done it myself but after getting it back I'm super happy with the job they did and it only cost $180.

They ran the cables from the rear drivers side strut tower under the back seat and carpet to the battery where they mounted the included isolator and circuit breaker to the engine bay wall near the battery (i may have to move it when I install the snorlkle).

So my dual battery system is in and its easily removable from the car.

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The Anderson connector that's mounted on the strut tower has the cables going down inside the tower and coming out under the back seat. i got it mounted here so that if i sell the car i can buy a new piece of plastic for the strut tower and take the control unit with me to my next car.

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Stay tuned the GME TX3100 UHF is next

First post edited to include new mods

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The GME TX3100 UHF will be installed tomorrow, I think I have decided to install it on the top of tthe steering column. Its a small unit and sits there nicely. Will have some photo's tomoorw afternoon!

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Date Registered: 11-2012
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This morning I installed my GME TX3100 UHF. It took around 2 hours in total and was really easy to do.

1) Removed glove box and plastic shield below.
2) Mounted aerial to nudge bar using clamp mount
3) Poked small piece of wire through the rubber grommet in the firewall into the car.
4) Attached power cable for UHF to wire and pulled it through into the car
5) Repeated steps 4 and 4 with coaxial aerial wire.
6) Fed both wires through so that the come out on top of the steering wheel.
7) Soldered battery terminal clips to the battery end of power wire.
8) Soldered Coaxial cable to the screw the attaches to UHF
9) Mounted UHF to top of steering wheel
10) Plug in all cables and tested.....working emoticon
11) Cable tie excess cable up out of sight.
12) Re-install passenger side plastics and glove box.

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No need for me to add an inline fuse as there was one that came with the kit already on the power wire. i purchased a bonus pack kit that came with all mounts cables etc off evil bay for $220. Nudge bar mount wasn't included so that was an extra $35.

I have hard wired to the battery so I can use with the car off but I will need to remember to turn it off which shouldn't be a problem for me. The aerial is only a 6db one but I will be mainly using it in convoy so I won't need a massive one.

I haven't installed the mic clip. I intend to disconnect the mic when not in use and put it in the drivers glove box but at the moment i have the mic plugged in with the hand piece just sitting in glove box. It doesn't bother me so I will probably just do that rather than disconnect when not in use.

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Date Registered: 08-2011
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Good stuff Max. I think you will find 6dB is plenty. I was able to get around 12km in Central Oz with my 6dB antenna.

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>I think you will find 6dB is plenty.

True that. I have the same antenna and have been surprised to hear transmissions coming from Nudgee/Boondall while I was at Stones Corner.

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Date Registered: 11-2012
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wow thats some good range. i havent used it yet except for a radio check. can;t wait to get out bush in the dry season. do you guys have yours mounted on the nudge bar or a zig zag bracket on the side? i went with nudge bar so that it would be protected from any branches on narrow tracks

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Mine's in the nudge bar; exactly the same as yours.

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Date Registered: 08-2011
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I had both. First on a Z bracket then on the nudge bar. The Z bracket was actually better for transmitting a long distance behind as you drive (obviously less car in the way). In the bush there was almost no difference between the two.

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Date Registered: 11-2012
Location: Broome
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thats a good point todd. i wouldn't have thought of that. how did you find it on narrow tracks did it get knocked around at all?

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