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Default Oricom micro UHF radio

Supercheap Auto have on sale the Oricom ultra compact UHF 80 channel radio for $129 normally $199.
Are these radios any good ? They are a lot cheaper than the GME or Uniden micro UHF radios.
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I've got an oricom single din 80c with built in speaker, can't fault it great radio

http://www.oricom.com.au/oricom-uhf-...n-vehicle.html <- this guy.

oricom make some dam good radios, as good if not better than uniden
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Gidday HC

Another thing to check out today!!

Thanks for the heads up on this, mate ....

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Thanks idw for your comments. I currently have a Uniden 2 watt hand held which is good but would like to get a 5 watt unit and fixed antenna. i note for the web link you sent me this unit is backed by Oricom for 3 years. I guess if their units are crap they would be getting a lot of returns.
RB the unit is tiny so it should be easy to find a suitable location in the car which appeals to me.
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I had no idea about the warranty, I went to buy it at repco but they didn't have an aerial, so i went to bcf to have it price matched and the aerial thrown in, a gme 6.5db aerial.

Something to think about when getting and aerial as well

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It's handy to make sure the one you get can use a repeater, there's a few uhf repeaters around the vic high country. ctss is helpful as well to setup convoy channels without anyone else's chatter.

Hand when putting in the aerial make sure you terminate it properly! bad termination with give you terrible range and a scratchy signal.

Having a handheld is very useful too, I've a 1watt handheld. Good for recovery, giving to someone without a radio if your traveling together and going for a walk camp.

The smaller ones are great for finding a mounting locations, my din one doesn't really fit ( http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/4421/mn6d.jpg ) but i have a spare bit of trim if i ever take it out.

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Who is bcf ?
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Boating Camping & Fishing

http://www.bcf.com.au

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http://www.bcf.com.au/ expensive camping store that price matches, even to online stores, i got my swag from them for ebay prices
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Supercheap Auto have on sale the Oricom ultra compact UHF 80 channel radio for $129 normally $199.
Are these radios any good ? They are a lot cheaper than the GME or Uniden micro UHF radios.
I have one of them in the soob! Yes its pretty good. Clear sound, plenty loud enough, pretty tough. I have another Oricom in my other car and i had another Ori for a year in a car i sold a lil while ago. Never had a fault with any of them.
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Thanks for the comments everyone.

I think I will go with the Oricom UHF 300 which is the ultra compact radio.

In terms of antenna this looks the go from Gadget City the Uniden AT870 with both a stubby and long whip for $59 delivered.

http://www.gadgetcity.com.au/uniden-...Path=92_23_118
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