The new GME TX6600S is an Aussie-made 5W handheld UHF radio that’s said to be ‘built tough like the Australian Outback’.
The GME TX6600S is an Australian-made 5 Watt UHF handheld radio completely designed, engineered and manufactured at the company’s head office in Western Sydney.
According to GME, the TX6600S is ‘built tough like the Australian Outback’, and it features a rugged IP67 ingress-protection rating to ensure years of reliable use in the harshest working environments.
As most four-wheel drivers know, a handheld UHF radio is a useful tool out on the tracks, whether it’s for spotting a driver on a gnarly section, for communicating when conducting vehicle recoveries or for staying in touch when you wander from camp on foot. And handheld UHFs cop a fair amount of abuse out on the tracks, so being built tough is of paramount importance.
As well as its IP67 rating, the TX6600S is packed with features including 5W, 1W or 0.1W switchable transmission power, Scansuite Digital scanning technology, rotary channel selection with voice announcement, two priority channels, triple watch and programmable receive-only channels (403-520MHz).
The GME TX6600S UHF retails for $429 and it is supplied with a 2600mAh Li-Ion Battery pack (BP028), a 450-490MHz UHF antenna, a desktop charger, an AC adaptor and a belt clip.
There’s also a range of optional accessories to complement the TX6600S including an earpiece/microphone, an IP67 speaker microphone, a 12V DC vehicle charging cradle, a dual desktop charger and a leather carry case.
The TX6600S is covered by a five-year warranty and it is available from 1 February 2021.
You can see GME’s unboxing video below: