80 CHANNEL READY*
Allows you to choose from 80 transmission frequencies to transmit or receive messages
5 Watt Maximum TX Output Power
Maximum transmit power for best possible range
Duplex (Range Extender) Capability
Local repeater stations rrea. This extends the effective range of the radio, giving you the greater reach
38 interference eliminator codes (CTCSS)
Block out any unwanted conversations
Gives you the option to scan all channels in memory and lock on any active channels or to select the channels you wish to monitor/listen to in a group, along with a priority channel (priority watch)
Large easy to read LCD display
The keypypad and Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) is backlit for easy viewing at night or in low light situations
1 x UHF088 Radio
1 x Microphone
1 x DIN Car Mount Kit
1 x Mounting Bracket
1 x wiring harness
1 x Microphone holder,fixing hardware
* This 80 channel narrowband radio communicates with 40 channel r adios on the first 40 channels (1 to 40) but has another 40 channels (41 to 80) which will communicate with new 80 channel narrowband radios. In total there are 75 useable Narrowband voice channels. Voice communications are prohibited on Channels 22 and 23 as they are used for Telemetry and Telecommand. Channels 61,62 and 63 are guard channels and are not available for use. Channel 5 and 35 (paired for Duplex repeaters) are emergency channels and should be used only in an emergency. The CTCSS and DCS function are not allowed to operate on these channels. A list of currently authorised channels can be obtained from the ACMA website in Australia and the MED website in New Zealand.
Q. To enable repeater (DPX) operation on channels 41 to 48
A. Turn the radio off
Press and hold the Call Button while turning the radio on
Q. What is the range of the radio?
A. The range will depend on a few things. The type of antenna you use and where it is mounted on the vehicle will affect the range. Low gain antenna will give you less range but wider coverage, A high gain antenna will give you greater range but it is produces a narrower field which is more directional. Mounting the antenna low on the vehicle will shield the transmission in the directions close to the vehicle, so ideally the antenna needs to be mounted as high and as possible.
Q. When I am receiving a transmission, the display shows that I am receiving a signal but I cannot hear anything, why?
A. Firstly check, your volume control, then if you still cannot hear the transmission, check to see if you have a CTCSS or DCS code set on that channel, if you do you will only be able to hear transmissions from other radios that have that same code set. If you turn off any CTCSS or DCS codes you will be able to hear all transmissions on that channel.
Q. When I am transmitting the person I am transmitting to cannot hear me, why?
A. Check that you are both on the same channel and both have the same CTCSS or DCS codes set. Also check that if you have duplex mode enabled that the other party has duplex enabled also.
177mm (w) x 153mm (l) x 50mm (h) without the bracket
54mm (h) x 183mm (w) x 153mm (l) with the bracket
Q I am transmitting on my radio and the other party can’t hear me
A. If you are using channels 1 to 8 or 41 to 48 you could be transmitting in Duplex mode, turn DPX off or move to another channel
Q. How do I programme receive only channels
A. Select RX only by pushing the 60RX button CH41 will be displayed use the channel change control to select the memory number. Push and hold the PRI button until the 450 in the frequency display flashes use the channel change control to select the MHz you want, push and hold the PRI button again until the kHz part of the frequency display starts to flash, use the channel change knob to select the required frequency. To save this in the selected memory location push the MEM button.
Q. Is this radio suitable for use outside of Australia?
A. All Oricom products are approved for use in Australia and NZ only, and although they will still work in other countries, they may not meet that countries requirement’s for voltage, operating frequencies or power RF levels and if used may interfere with other services which could attract penalties from the local administration authorities.