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Old 04-20-2008, 12:27 AM   #76
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After some information as to the best UHF to purchase.
What brand is preffered? Uniden uh078sx (waterproof)
What wattage, 1W, 3W or 5W? switchable (also scan police chn's)
Are there handlebar mounts available for the radio itself?
reliability? yep! and has manual squelch!...
I saw the add in Trailzone from Days Motorcycles in Victoria and thought the deal looked pretty good, any advice would be appreciated.
very pleased with it.
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:07 AM   #77
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Ok heres the ultimate compromise that will please everyone .
Digitech 3 watt . Has remote aerial capability, 3 w TX , CAN be charged from bike power while your using it and has the same capacity battery as the UH-078 so will last longer. NOT waterproof but I reckon will cope with all but the harshest down pour.
AND only costs $160.00 with battery and charger.
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:26 AM   #78
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I Noticed GME Radios have gone down in price and size, you can get a small 5W for $289 delivered from prestiege comms'. not sure of the long term life of the Digitec Dale, but my uniden UH 050XR is still going and I bought it second hand about two years ago
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:27 AM   #79
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Uniden Service

I have Uniden 075 - always reliable and pretty tough - borke the catch that hodls the battery in - took it in to Unidens ditributor in preston today and they cahnged it then and there - $400 service fee!

Picked up a car adaptor that fits the cradle so I can cahrge my spare battery on the run while still using the radio

Set up works well for me - just adapted the belt clip to the bars and have a helmet mike and speaker

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Old 04-21-2008, 04:18 AM   #80
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True, however with a hand held if you bin the bike and have to walk out you can take your coms with you. The Uniden comes with a spare battery and a charger base that takes the radio and spare battery so recharging is not a problem.

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That's a good point BD, more food for thought.

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Old 04-21-2008, 04:49 AM   #81
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I have Uniden 075 - always reliable and pretty tough - borke the catch that hodls the battery in - took it in to Unidens ditributor in preston today and they cahnged it then and there - $400 service fee!

Picked up a car adaptor that fits the cradle so I can cahrge my spare battery on the run while still using the radio

Set up works well for me - just adapted the belt clip to the bars and have a helmet mike and speaker

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$400?? no way!! that's more than a newie mate.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:53 AM   #82
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Talking oopsie -

Not $400 should have read $4.00

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Old 04-21-2008, 05:55 AM   #83
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$400?? no way!! that's more than a newie mate.

How do you get time to polish the bike ?

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Old 04-21-2008, 01:05 PM   #84
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How do you get time to polish the bike ?

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1. $4.00 is very impressive you'll be a customer for life


2. she has to do the groceries now and then
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:53 AM   #85
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Is anyone using the vox HEADSET for the uniden uh078sx if so how are you finding it noise wise ? i see you have 9 levels to set the mic
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:46 PM   #86
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How did I miss this thread??

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Contact me to qualify AUTOmatically for a price that will outshine any STAR! (How's that Dale! )

Seriously, regardless of your flavour, dont skimp, in the longrun a cheap system will let your down. I dont care how many watts you run on your CB (yep bigger is better, mostly) dont expect brilliant distance from your bike, too many factors influence how well you get out and receive.

Bike powered UHF is obviously the way to go.........or the option to charge from the bike on the run. Car style UHF's mounted on bikes are also great, but may pose earth loop problems if interfaced with an intercom system (this can be overcome however).
If you are talking to fellow riders whilst on a tour, a 1watt unit does the job well, AND if it gets dropped at 100kph, lost, or stolen. You havent lost too much capital outlay.

Factors your may take into consideration would be:
Purpose of the radio
How much do you want to spend
Style of riding you mostly do.

Hope this helps (I suspect most of it is waffle)

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Old 07-15-2008, 02:58 PM   #87
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Seriously, regardless of your flavour, dont skimp, in the longrun a cheap system will let your down. I dont care how many watts you run on your CB (yep bigger is better, mostly) dont expect brilliant distance from your bike, too many factors influence how well you get out and receive.Gonz.
Got to agree with that, and also using a comms unit reduces the signal distance and unfortunately the quality in one way or another. I noticed that among our riders with UHF and Autocom/starcom no two riders have the same distortion, figure that
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:08 PM   #88
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Contact me to qualify AUTOmatically for a price that will outshine any STAR! (How's that Dale! )
Competitionis fun EH!!!! (and the ROFL isn't re competition ,I like your sense of humour)

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Seriously, regardless of your flavour, dont skimp, in the longrun a cheap system will let your down. I dont care how many watts you run on your CB (yep bigger is better, mostly) dont expect brilliant distance from your bike, too many factors influence how well you get out and receive.

Bike powered UHF is obviously the way to go.........or the option to charge from the bike on the run. Car style UHF's mounted on bikes are also great, but may pose earth loop problems if interfaced with an intercom system (this can be overcome however).
If you are talking to fellow riders whilst on a tour, a 1watt unit does the job well, AND if it gets dropped at 100kph, lost, or stolen. You havent lost too much capital outlay.

Factors your may take into consideration would be:
Purpose of the radio
How much do you want to spend
Style of riding you mostly do.

Hope this helps (I suspect most of it is waffle)

Gonz.
Couldn't agree more top advice.

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Old 07-19-2008, 07:53 AM   #89
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[quote=Bulldust]We are both running the Uniden UH078SX which has a selectable power output of 0.5W/1W/5W so if we are just communicating between the bikes a lower power setting is available. I chose this model as it is rugged and waterproof and compatable with the Autocom unit I am running.

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I just had my brand new uho78sx tunned buy ralf hill nambore the best man around for uhf raido in QLD, added 3 extra scaning police fire ect,and i can tell you thay dont put out any were near 5 w standed try 3 w if that!
max with full battry it now pushes out 4.2w so the 1w - 3 w models would be wrong as well the factorys allways over rate the out put. ralf said i should of gone the icom thay push a true 5w out.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:59 AM   #90
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Do you have a contact number/address for this bloke DD? I find that I am using my radio in the truck quite a lot, and more power would always be good to have.
BTW: what did he charge you?
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