GME goes blue with the TX6160XBL

By Dan Everett 3 Min Read

GME are a household name in the 4X4 industry for their top-tier products, and constantly pushing the boundaries. It shouldn’t come as any surprise. Family owned, they’ve been in the game since the 1950s building everything from marine stereos to personal locating beacons. They’re still located in western Sydney, and employ 230 people in local Aussie manufacturing, engineering, and research and development. What a lot of people might not know, is they’re unbelievably engaged in the community too. And that’s where the TX6160XBL comes into play.

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GME quality, but now blue. The TX6160XBL is a great bit of kit with a great story
GME quality, but now blue. The TX6160XBL is a great bit of kit with a great story

The specs

GME’s TX6160X platform has become the company’s go-to hand held UHF for nearly any situation. The platform has a whole bunch of handy features that make it the perfect companion for any 4X4. They boast a huge 5 watt transmission power. An IP67 rating ensuring it’ll stave off water and dust. A 30hr battery live. Built-in LED torch. And a hands free VOX mode when you’re on the tools. They come complete with an ear piece microphone, a bunch of charging options, and rugged simple to use buttons.

Rugged easy to use dials are a hallmark of the TX6160
Rugged easy to use dials are a hallmark of the TX6160

Why you should care

But this isn’t any old TX6160, this is the TX6160XBL. A special collaboration between GME, and Beyond Blue. The striking blue colour is designed as a conversation starter and to raise awareness for the foundation. They do vital work supporting people affected by anxiety, depression, and suicide. GME have gone one step further than that though and 10% from the sale of each radio goes directly to Beyond Blue to help them with the work they do. That means you can grab yourself a trick bit of kit for your 4X4, and feel good about yourself in the process. That sounds like a win-win to us any way you split it.


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