Supacentre Oricom UHF

Anyone got/used these Oricom handheld UHF radios?
Looking at getting a couple. I've got a GME unit in the car, these are more just to be able to speak to someone outside giving a guide etc.
have read mixed reviews.


https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/oricom-uhf-handheld-cb-radio-twin-pack-uhf2190.html
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Reply By: Dusty D - Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 12:21

Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 12:21
I was thinking about purchasing the same units Shane, but there seems to be some battery problems. Not good when you need to be able to communicate.

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Reply By: Member - Scruffy - Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 13:10

Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 13:10
I have one I use with 5 watt hand held. Only good over short distances. No good for vehicle/vehicle over a few hundred metres but for the price, handy to have. My mate makes his missus take one when she goes on toilet break.
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Follow Up By: Shane H9 - Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 15:33

Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 15:33
sorry, what do you mean you have one you use with 5 watt hand held?
Don't really understand that sentence and the ones im looking at and pasted the link to are only 2 watt.
Do you mean you have something similar in a 5 watt version?
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Follow Up By: GarryR - Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 15:54

Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 15:54
I use 2 icom 5 watt handhelds for leaving the vechile to keep in contact with the cook, as I wander doing photography, and she finds a good spot for drawing or sketching. If you want, try using a magnetic base antenna with a connector to suit the handheld, and you will be surprised the extra distance you will achieve. I do admit icom are very expensive compared to oriom or gme. It depends on the dollars and your preference
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 16:38

Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 16:38
Oricom is the question, not Icom
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Follow Up By: Member - Scruffy - Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 18:38

Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 18:38
5 watt just more powerful. Two 2 watt will be fine over short distances.
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Reply By: Mick O - Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 15:44

Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 15:44
But wait......there's more :-)

UHF and Camera offer at $119

Shane always a fan of GME or Uniden over Oricom. I have nothing negative to say about Oricom and no experience with them although reviews I have read have been average to negative.

For similar money or a fraction more, I'd be looking at the GME TX665. On sale here for $119TX665

IMHO, I think your overall reliability and quality are better with the GME. I use the TX6100 5 Watt's for quad expeditions and have found them brilliant with great range. Very Robust as well. Cheers Mick

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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 17:20

Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 17:20
GME TX665 are cheap shit produced for GME in China so they can match the price on the cheaper brands. GME TX665 are 1 watt were Oricom are 2 watts. The build quality on both are very ordinary but all I use the Oricoms are for winching and close range communications which they do very well.
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Reply By: Gramps - Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 17:35

Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 17:35
Stick with GME and get the TX675 twin pack from Prestige Communications. Poor experience with Oricom telephone. Won't go near them again.

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Reply By: Dean K3 - Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 18:21

Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 18:21
Get what you pay for - as I used to work in radio comms industry we only supplied the GME for 4wd installs, majority into mine spec per clients request.

For portable depending on client was choice of vertex or Icom -both similar tiered radios and quality

I don't believe oricom has been out in field long enough to give it a rating as yet.

Also don't forget ACMA only permits maximum of 5 w output portables generally .5w (1/2w) 1w or 2 w and occasionally 5 w - all radios need to be C ticked approved for use in Australia as well
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Reply By: gerard m2 - Tuesday, Nov 07, 2017 at 00:57

Tuesday, Nov 07, 2017 at 00:57
I have two Oricom 2 watt handhelds and they have been superb - no issues and great around the camp site or for close convoy comms. We also have a 5 watt Uniden in car unit as well.
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