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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Good example Rich, however that is a business and profession licensed to have police scanner to assist in an accident situation. You're NOT emoticon

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 You have to love EBay. I just picked up a near new GME TX4400 UHF, with a GME elevated feed 6/9db antenna for a total of $250. Brought off the shelf would be closer to $600. The unit fits nicely below the stereo unit/air con controller in the vacant DIN spot (Series 1).

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 Thanks Jalal for your help during this little project.

 One final thing, I wired my UHF directly to the battery (with future intentions of running a seperate engine mounted fuse holder via my Piranha battery moniitor with 11v cut out switch). Some people run the UHF off a 'ignition activated' 12v for fear of flattening the battery. IMO, this is not a good idea. It may sound funny, but what happens if you loose your key - you have no power to your only form of communications. Just something to consider when wiring yours up, but in the end...it is your choice.

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No worries Brett.

A perfect fit and a perfect price, what more could you ask for emoticon

Guys, I would like to take this opportunity to take back my earlier comments about the legality of tuning-in to police bandwidth on your UHFs.

I have done some research on this on the net and found out that it is completely legal to do so and in fact all police channels and their corresponding frequencies are available freely on the net (including call signs)

The statement made by Brett earlier is entirely correct.

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It's not an offence to listen to police frequency. The offence is only committed when done so to gain financial advantage or to assist in the commission of an offence.



I apologise for misinforming you all in this regard and the floor is open to discuss this topic here if you wish to do so.

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 Due to a recent EXPLOSION of things being stolen off 4wd bullbars recently, I have made some nice little changes to my UHF antenna bracket to stop this.

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 I cut a ridge from the centre hole to the edge, as wide as the coax, but smaller than the antenna screw. This enables me to unscrew the antenna and then slide the whole unit out via this channel.

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 In order to secure it somewhere it wont get stolen, I devised a little 'holder' inside the engine bay. I secured a piece of tube to the top of the air intake, which fits the antenna base inside nice and tight. This was secured to the plastic air intake using industrial strength velcro.

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 The contraption, with antenna base fitted inside.

 It may not be up to OE spec, but it does the job of hiding my antenna base when not in use. It only takes 1 minute to pull the antenna out of the tube and the screw it into the bracket. The actual antenna new home is below the front passenger side mat.

 The small square piece of velcro also on the air intake is for the bonnet strut hook. A mates strut has worn a small hole in the plastic air intake, so this little piece adsorbs the vibrations nicely. If only Jalal can find a supplier for the gas bonnet struts. LOL.

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So the story goes...I bought a CB radio and I bought in addition to it an antenna. Now the antenna has a uniden adaptor on one end and the antenna base on the other end. All these bits are soldered at their respective ends so dismantling would involve destruction of a new antenna. So the question is, how does one get this through the firewall? Im not fussed as to what side of the engine bay it goes through. Pics would be great.
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If you show me how big the adapter is, I'll be able to tell you if it'll fit through the firewall or not.

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So the story goes...I bought a CB radio and I bought in addition to it an antenna. Now the antenna has a uniden adaptor on one end and the antenna base on the other end. All these bits are soldered at their respective ends so dismantling would involve destruction of a new antenna. So the question is, how does one get this through the firewall? Im not fussed as to what side of the engine bay it goes through. Pics would be great.



The uniden adaptor should be able to be unscrewed off the coaxial. thats how mine was



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Hi,regarding police scanner it is no longer available as they already gone digital ,so for those xtrailers thinking of buying one please don't such waste of money might as well buy digital scanner but it will cost a fortune.aprrox. $700 to $900.00 depending on brand.have it on my Kenwood 860G all I can hear now is NOISE!!! not sure in country areas if they update it yet.

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So the resolution to the CB problem. There is a big plug in the firewall where all the major wiring loom goes through. Now next to this is a smaller rubber grommet about 2cm diamater. This is where I fed the cables through. Problem is, having a sub wire, alarm wiring (factory install) and now two co-ax cables it is rather tight. Will have to find another hole for future accessory cabling (www.hornblasters.com). Thought somebody might have an insight into other firewall penetration strategies.

The install took an hour or so. I mounted the aerials under the bonnet for inconspicious everyday driving. For the off road I have the 'Z' brackets to mount it to the fenders (had to get longer bolts for this. The unit is a Uniden and has two aerials (UHF and HF). Even under the bonnet I pick up a lot of the UHF dribble on the repeater channels. HF is dead quiet tho. Havn't had a chance to test it against a handheld unit. The only other gripe i have is the DIN holes. I installed it into the lower single DIN slot. Either the brackets that come with the XTrail or the drilled holes on the UNIDEN unit are wrong. Had to drill my own holes into the brackets using a complicated process. There is also a 5mm gap either side of the face of the CB but I filled this with a flat black plastic sheet to give it that factory look. Ill post pics when i get the chance.
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Date Registered: 10-2006
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There are 2 grommet holes in the firewall which you can use.
1 is located behind the passenger's glovebox, the 2nd is located up near the accellerator pedal (this looks like a 5mm rubber plug but you can remove it and use your own grommet).

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