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Tk840 Question

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snpremt

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I have this radio about to be installed in my car, I have a few questions...

First off, does anybody have a manual for it? Or can someone tell me what the limit for Alpha Characters on it?

Looking for UHF Antenna, was going to go to with the through the glass antenna from radioshack, good/bad? Any other recommations? Looking to spend less that $75 if possible.
 

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I don't think Radio Shack has a UHF on the glass antenna. They used to have a On the Glass Scanner Antenna, but don't know if still stocked or sold. I wouldn't transmit on any antenna like this model, since most likely have a high SWR and risk damaging the radio. I would look for a good antenna from Maxrad or Larson to use with the radio. You can find all be doing a Google search for both companies. You could also get by using a ham radio antenna matched to the band.

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