NEW GME TX6500S IP67 5W h/h with UHF scanner

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rapps_101
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NEW GME TX6500S IP67 5W h/h with UHF scanner

Post by rapps_101 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:16 pm

refer page 4 here
http://www.gme.net.au/public/pdf/brochu ... elds_b.pdf

Looks fantastic. Does anyone know when they'll be released? Or for that matter the RRP?

Specs:
5w/1w
IP67 waterproof
95 RX only channels between 403 and 512Mhz
2Ah Li Polymer battery
CTCSS, DCS and Selcall
New 8 pin accessory socket similar to Motorola and Icom
Turboscan - all 80 channels in two seconds
Commercial IP67 speaker mic and 6 way charger available

(edited to change IP65 to IP67)
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Re: NEW GME TX6500S IP65 5W h/h with UHF scanner

Post by pfdotn » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:26 am

Ah, if only it had selcall...

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Re: NEW GME TX6500S IP65 5W h/h with UHF scanner

Post by Newy1234 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:36 am

pfdotn wrote:Ah, if only it had selcall...
The document states it does have selcall.

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Re: NEW GME TX6500S IP65 5W h/h with UHF scanner

Post by rapps_101 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:21 pm

The PDF says it has CTCSS, DCS and Selcall
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Re: NEW GME TX6500S IP65 5W h/h with UHF scanner

Post by pfdotn » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:58 pm

So it does, my mistake. I was looking at its lack of calling tone.

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Re: NEW GME TX6500S IP65 5W h/h with UHF scanner

Post by Shaker4x4 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:14 pm

It's interesting that it's competitor Icom have an IC-41S (non-waterproof) and also has a waterproof model IC-41W (IP67 Waterproof,) yet GME use an S on the end of their waterproof model hand held? S for Susceptible to water ingress? :) Ingress Protection 65 is not the best, but if it got rained on, it would be fine. I probably wouldn't dunk it or drop it in the drink for too long. On another note, even though some external speaker mics for all of these waterproof units are IP65, I bought one that better matches the IC-41W (Extreme SMX400) but it wasn't cheap. It's mostly about the plug's ability to seal.

I was told GME antennae are made in China :| I prefer Aussie ZCG myself. I'd buy a small GME hand held as a short range loan unit, but that's about it. The TX6500 radios are still the best for the average Joe wanting a cheaper but very functional radio compared to it's competitor here in Australia. For a little extra, the Icom IC-41W is a far superior choice if you're looking at this model.

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Re: NEW GME TX6500S IP65 5W h/h with UHF scanner

Post by chanjyj » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:53 pm

Where the antenna is made shouldn't be an issue if it's a handheld.

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Re: NEW GME TX6500S IP65 5W h/h with UHF scanner

Post by rapps_101 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:03 pm

Shaker4x4 wrote: I was told GME antennae are made in China :| I prefer Aussie ZCG myself. I'd buy a small GME hand held as a short range loan unit, but that's about it. The TX6500 radios are still the best for the average Joe wanting a cheaper but very functional radio compared to it's competitor here in Australia. For a little extra, the Icom IC-41W is a far superior choice if you're looking at this model.

Shakes.
You recon the IC41 is better?? I have the non waterproof model, and it's not bad, but without trying the GME I'm not sure I'd say the 41 is better then it..
Currently have: Simoco SRM9000 (TU), Yaesu FT65, GME XRS370, GME TX6155 x 2, Icom IC400 Pro x 2, Icom IC41 Pro x 3

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Re: NEW GME TX6500S IP65 5W h/h with UHF scanner

Post by chrisco » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:32 pm

I have the 41S and 41W I have dropped the 41s in the water at the boat ramp after completely drying it works fine

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Re: NEW GME TX6500S IP65 5W h/h with UHF scanner

Post by rapps_101 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:45 pm

its finally listed properly on the GME site:
http://www.gme.net.au/products/radio-co ... ds/TX6500S
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Re: NEW GME TX6500S IP65 5W h/h with UHF scanner

Post by rapps_101 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:46 pm

Shaker4x4 wrote:It's interesting that it's competitor Icom have an IC-41S (non-waterproof) and also has a waterproof model IC-41W (IP67 Waterproof,) yet GME use an S on the end of their waterproof model hand held? S for Susceptible to water ingress? :) Ingress Protection 65 is not the best, but if it got rained on, it would be fine. I probably wouldn't dunk it or drop it in the drink for too long.
Shakes.
I stand corrected (and apologise for any confusion) but its actually IP67!
Currently have: Simoco SRM9000 (TU), Yaesu FT65, GME XRS370, GME TX6155 x 2, Icom IC400 Pro x 2, Icom IC41 Pro x 3

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