Hand held UHF Transmitters

I am looking to buy a hand held UNF transmitter. Thinking of a Uniden UN78sx-NB unit. Has anyone used one and if so are they any good. What other brands or models should I consider
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 17:52

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 17:52
Hi Peter

While not familiar with the model, we have the tiny Undien (N32 i think) hand helds. They have proved good for several kilometres distance between vehicles on fairly flat roads, and where too hilly to work, it also stopped built in ones; obviously the built in with external antenna would have done slightly better. I found clarity of voice not as good over distance on the hand held, but hand held to built in one came through very clear.

Mine take AAA batteries. When i worked in a shop, they had Uniden units which looked the same as mine in both rechargeable and AAA battery models for staff to communicate around the store and to the downstairs warehouse section. I found clarity poor from downstairs - i don't think it handled the concrete floor well.

All in all, i think Uniden is a good brand for the price.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 17:54

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 17:54
Sorry, typo in first line - Uniden
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 20:03

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 20:03
I think Peter meant the Uniden UH078SX-NB

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Reply By: Member - darbro - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 19:50

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 19:50
Hi Peter,
I work in traffic control in WA and we use either Uniden uh065sx or GME6200 hand held 2ways on the road.Both are very reliable and get some rough treatment at times. These are more expensive but you get what you pay for.
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 00:56

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 00:56
Hi Peter, we have the UH060sx that we give To the kids for in their cars when we are travelling together, they work very well and surprised us at the distance we can keep in contact with them. The only complaint that I would have (if any) is that they ping quite loudly when you hit the button and if the Grand kids a asleep in the car it will sur wake them up.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 08:12

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 08:12
The 78 is the uniden top of the range model and is quite a good unit Peter
welll set up to be used in a car as well.
Use the earlier version here.

Think it and/or 76 series might come with dual li batteries also.

Some other models reffered to above like the 60 / 65 series are obsolete now.


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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 14:02

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 14:02
Hi Peter,
I have had several hand held units and still have a GME TX 670.

However a good mate talked me into a Wouxun KG-UVD 1P.

It is brilliant.

Cost is around the $120 each on ebay with programming disc, programming cable and speaker mike and all required normal accessories.

Compare your 4 watt handhelds with that price.

As I said, Brilliant.

4 watt output on UHF and 5 on VHF. I do not use the VHF channels
but it has 2 bands which you can be monitoring one frequency, say the emergency channels like Emergency services or bush fire brigade while at the same time scan all the 80 UHF channels.

It comes complete with its own battery and 240 charger as well as 12 volt charger. Uses the same socket base to sit the radio in for either 240 or 12 volt.

1400 m/Ah battery lasts for several days at a time whereas the rechargeable nicads in the GME TX 670 don not last more than a day. A 1.7m/Ah battery is available also I think.

The Wouxun has 128 channels per band and can be programmed by anyone who knows what they are doing with a computer.

I was absolutely impressed by the price and performance.

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Follow Up By: Member - Bucky - Friday, Feb 24, 2012 at 04:01

Friday, Feb 24, 2012 at 04:01
Petar

2-3 years back I ordered 4 FDC 5 Watt Handheld UHF units off Ebay

320 for 4 of them
Given 2 away, kept 2 and they are sensational.
Good range, and programable from 400 to 480 MHz, and are totally compatable with the new 80 Channel Frequencies, and a whole lot more.

Do not overlook these Chinese units, They are good
As are the Wouxan Units

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Reply By: anglepole - Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 15:45

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 15:45
I am not sure about the radio you mention. May I suggest you buy an 80 Channel model. They will work OK with 40 CHannel Units.

Check out the article that ExplorOz has.

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