Hand held uhf

where in Perth\Fremantle would it be best to buy a handheld UHF radio?
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Reply By: TomH - Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 12:57

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 12:57
Dick Smith and Repco are advertising them on special this week
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Reply By: B1B2 - Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 13:56

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 13:56
BE,
Have a look at ebay - a 5w handheld
BAOFENG UV-5R UU 136-174/400- 520MHz VHF/UHF two way radio+Brand baofeng MIC on ebay. Less than $50 delivered.

Cheers,

Bill
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Follow Up By: Member -Ted (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 15:21

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 15:21
I think you have to program the frequencies into that style radio, need cable plus software. Sorting out the frequencies and the channel offsets can be tricky!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 15:44

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 15:44
You beat me to it Ted.

I have 3, they are a good radio BUT you have to set up the channels for Australia. They can be set up manually and it was a nightmare. Might be ok for someone that knows what they are doing.

I would stick with something that is already set up for Aus.
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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 14:11

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 14:11
Also agree that ebay is worth a look. i bought two feidaxin 5 watt radios with a car charger about 5 years ago for around $100 , both 80 channel. Ripper radios for the money.
cheers Graeme.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 14:28

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 14:28
My first port of call (online) for UHF and GPS is Prestige Communications in Malaga WA....hell of a range of products and keen pricing on mainstream brands (no affiliation - just happy)....for those of us in the east, free delivery is attraction. Well worth a look in my view.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 15:02

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 15:02
Agree
I am on the east coast but buy from these guys as well
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 21:02

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 21:02
I third the above comments.

Have bought two car UHF sets and one Handheld from Prestige and found them to be very competitive in price and quick response for delivery.
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 22:10

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 22:10
Quad that. Been using their website for a few years now. Good prices and quick delivery.

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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 14:38

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 14:38
Any of the 4wd accessory stores also Jaycar. I got a 5w from Jaycar and it's pretty good and reasonably priced.

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Follow Up By: Capt. Wrongway - Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 12:02

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 12:02
I just burchased a second set of 1 watt Motorola hand helds off Ebay for $56. Well made units and perfect for short range convoy or line spotting comms. RRP is normally about $115 - 125. Good reliable units. What I like the best is that they take a rechargable battery or throw-a-ways.

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Reply By: TomH - Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 14:16

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 14:16
A few weeks ago Repco were selling Oricom PR 1280 2 packs for $33 Maybe they may have some left

They normally go for over $80
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