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    Question Hand Held UHF / Two Way Radios

    Hi All,

    I am looking at getting a couple of handheld radio's to take out hunting to keep in touch with mates and I am wondering
    what we are all using?
    what's to be avoided?
    and anything good / bad about what you are using now

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    Used uniden I think UHO76, they were the 5w model, like these Uniden UH076SX-NB UHF CB 1PK | Dick Smith Online Shopping


    Used them on a big farm and they worked to about 5kms
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    Use the little .5 watt unidens had no problems so far

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    yup, get the unidens. twin pack with charger. (take AA batteries as backups)

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    I have the 2W unidens.... have had some issues but mostly OK, Now have a Rihno and mates still use the Unedin... not done that much radio work with the Rihno apart from a 4x4 run that we were spread all over a 70K track.... sometimes didn't keep up with all the talk in the gullies but blown away at how far away some where that we picked up when we were on the tops...
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    We had a pair of the 5 watt Unidens. Found them fairly average as far as range went compared to what they were supposed to be capable of, but the worst part was the battery life was shit, they only lasted about 6 hours on standby and way less when talking a bit.
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    Ive got a set of 5watt Midland GTX radios. Work very well in the bush, awesome on the tops. Quite cheap if you bring them in yourself too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    Ive got a set of 5watt Midland GTX radios. Work very well in the bush, awesome on the tops. Quite cheap if you bring them in yourself too.
    I recently got a set of these also, I'm keen on giving them a real test soon


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    I have 3 uniden UHF 1 watt handheld units & they are good for 1-2 km's at best, but that's enough for most of my hunting ATM. Really good standby time & clear sound too. Cost stuff all over here

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    Just keep in mind that any uhf is at its best in a line of sight situation. Therefore, once you put ridges and gullys and lots of bush in the way, the coverage is going to be dramatically reduced not matter what model you have. I am going to experiment with an extended ariel on my 5 watt as I know it makes a huge difference on VHF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAF View Post
    I recently got a set of these also, I'm keen on giving them a real test soon


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    Around how much were they Daf?
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Around how much were they Daf?
    About $70 if I remember correctly


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    Quote Originally Posted by DAF View Post
    About $70 if I remember correctly


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    For 2? Thats pretty good! Cheers Daf
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    For 2? Thats pretty good! Cheers Daf
    Yes a pack of 2 with charging station and battery packs
    I got them from the states


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    Quote Originally Posted by DAF View Post
    Yes a pack of 2 with charging station and battery packs
    I got them from the states


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    You did well! The cheapest I could find on gaybay with the batts, station and heaps of other gadgets is $112 US. Thats for the GTX 1000VP4 5 watt ones. Still pretty cheap.
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