- 80 channels
Allows you to choose from 80 transmission frequencies to transmit or receive messages.
Maximum transmit power will deliver up to 10km range.
- Duplex (Range Extender) Capability
Local repeater stations re-transmit your signals over a wider area. This extends the effective range of the radio, giving you the greater reach.
- 38 CTCSS (interference eliminator) codes and 83 DCS codes
Block out any unwanted conversations.
- VOX (handsfree) Capable
Attach a compatible VOX headset for full hands free communication.
- Open/Group scanning
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.
- Backlit LCD display
The display light up when receiving a transmission our when you push a button.
- Charging Pod and batteries
No need for the ongoing expense of batteries, just place your units in the charging pod when batteries are low or when not in use.
2 x UHF2180 handsets
8 x HiMH rechargeable batteries
1 x dual desk charger with power supply
2 belt clips
Q. When I am in a vehicle my range seems to decrease, why?
A. If the Radio is being used inside of a vehicle the metal bodywork of the vehicle will shield a lot of the transmission to and from the radio. To improve transmission and reception it is best to operate the radio outside and away from vehicles.
Q. I am not receiving any transmissions, 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.
Q. The batteries are not charging, why?
A. Storing batteries for a long period of time, without charging, will eventually make the battery unserviceable. This is because the battery eventually self discharges below the terminal voltage which will generally prevent the battery from being able to be charged again. Sometimes they may recover if left on charge for a few days, but not always. If NiMH batteries are to be stored for an extended period they should be stored fully charged and recharged once a month to overcome self discharge.
Q. Where are the repeater stations located?
A. There is a list of repeater stations across Australia on this web site. This list and the operational status of the repeaters can change so please check with the ACMA for the latest information on repeaters.
Q. How do I reset the radio back to factory default settings?
A. Turn the radio off then push and hold the menu ‘M’ Button while holding the button turn the radio on. After a few seconds the radios display will turn on, release the ‘M’ button, the radio is now on default settings.
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.