Uniden UHF Radio The UH500SX

Is this any good I am thinking of buying one like this.

What is E-Din ??? I dont know much about these things.
Thanks
Wayne B

TheThe UH500SX has an extra 40 user programmable RX channels available making listening to your favourite frequencies (450 to 512MHz in 12.5Hz steps) has an extra 40 user programmable RX channels available making listening to your favourite frequencies (450 to 512MHz in 12.5Hz steps)

# Built for Rugged Australian and New Zealand Conditions
# Backlit Keypad and LCD Display
# 40 UHF Channels
# 40 User Programmable RX Channels
# 40 extra receivable channels (450 to 512MHz in 12.5kHz steps).
# 5 Watts Maximum TX Output Power: Maximum transmit power
# Rear MIC Jack: A secondary microphone jackis located at the rear panel for discrete-connection of the standard or optional Remote LCD Speaker Microphone (the microphone cable can be extended with an optional 2m long extension kit EC100).
# Backlit Keypad and LCD Display
# Mobile/E-DIN Size
# Front Fire Speaker: Speaker is mounted at the front of the unit, allowing better sound quality.
# The keypad and Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) is backlit for easy viewing at night or in low light situations
# Features a 3 level dimmer function.
# RF Level Bar Indicator: View the radio frequency signal strength.
# One Touch Instant Channel Recalling
# Range Extender (Duplex) Capability
# Interference Eliminator (38 CTCSS Codes): Block out unwanted conversations.
# Digital Coded Squelch (DCS)
# Open Scan
# Group Scan (GS) with Priority Channel Watch
# Dual Watch
# Busy Channel Lock Out Function
# Roger Beep
# Call Tone Function
# VOX Hands Free Capable
# Remote LCD Speaker Microphone Capable
# External Speaker Jack

Includes
1 x UH500SX UHF Radio
1 x Standard Microphone
1 x Microphone Hanger
1 x Mounting Bracket
1 x DC Power Cord with Fuse
1 x E-DIN Sleeve
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:21

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:21
Hi Wayne,
I am interested in what an e-din sleeve is.
I reckon it must be a sleeve that fits onto the radio so that it fits a standard slot in a vehicles dash.
I have been revisiting your post hoping some one answers.
Maybe tomorrow will bring a reply.
Will
Always planning the next trip. VKS-737 mobile 1619

Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 405128

Follow Up By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:24

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:24
Google is my friend.
E-Din sleeve
e-din
Always planning the next trip. VKS-737 mobile 1619

Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 674833

Follow Up By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:38

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:38
William why did I not think of doing that. :-(

Its one of those bloody mounting brackets that you need to insert two Paddle Pop Sticks (Or Similar ) to remove the radio.

Now any info on the Radio is it ok??
Thanks
Wayne.
0
FollowupID: 674836

Reply By: Member - The Bushwhackers -NSW - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:34

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:34
Hi Wayne

I own one of these, have had it for 12 months, works well, no problems.

The e-din is just a sheet metal sleeve that fits into a standard (din) radio slot in your dash, and supports the radio to help keep it rigid, and locks it in position. I didn't use mine as the slot in the dash was so tight, the radio doesn't move anyway. Seems ok so far.....

Cheers, Dave

AnswerID: 405131

Follow Up By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:41

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:41
Thanks for that. Its only $218 plus $96 for 6.6Db aerial. Is that about right $$$$.
Cheers
Wayne
0
FollowupID: 674838

Follow Up By: Member - The Bushwhackers -NSW - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:55

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 00:55
Sounds like a good deal, I'm sure mine was $300 odd + aerial. Cant remember the brand for sure, Mobile One or something, 6.5 Db, about $100, so the deal sounds good to me.

Good luck, Dave

0
FollowupID: 674839

Reply By: vk1dx - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 08:59

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 08:59
Good morning Wayne

Looks like it will almost cook dinner for you. A well "accessoried" radio but I always have reservations with this type of kit. Especially if you are not well and truly radio savvy.

Personally I would get just the basic model. As my whole family have. Reason - Driving along a bumpy road and someone bumps the front of the radio - Radio in strange mode. Whoops - Manual is back at home or even if you can find it you haven't the faintest idea what its trying to say in its bad english. Result no UHF comms.

About the only "accessory" I would go for is the ability to remote the front panel. Most of all do not get a radio with a bunch of controls on the microphone. Too easy to drop and put in one of its "modes".

Keep it simple I think is the way to go. What on earth do you want a repeater scan when out near Oodnadatta!

How many threads have you noticed that ask how to fix things like "My radio is doing strange things" . . . . Etc.

Phil
AnswerID: 405150

Follow Up By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 13:12

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 13:12
Point taken.
Although for the price I think I will give it a go and make sure the manual is in the car :-)
Thank you for your comments
Wayne B
0
FollowupID: 674892

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)