2Digitech DC1065

Digitech DC1065

2Digitech DC1065

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16 reviews
EdSouth East Queensland, QLD9 posts


Bought a secondhand uhf Digitech 1085 from cash converters on the cheap in the chuckout bin with speaker mike and charger. A basic test revealed it received and transmitted. However on test the output power was a little over 2 watts and very little change between high an low setting. It also took a while switching between tx to rx......annoying and could be dangerous in traffic control jobs. The battery eventually had to be held in place by a rubber band. Audio was distorted as if overdriven. I have had a few handhelds over the years and JAYCAR should know better to sell these rubbishy things for years and years. SHAME ON YOU JAYCAR.........Ed.
TroySouth East Queensland, QLD

Receive of other radios is to slow

Receive of other radios is to slow miss the first bit of the transmission no good for traffic control operations try before you buy go into store and try out Show details
David B.
David B.

Won't charge batteries

My radio stopped charging batteries. So I purchased a new battery but still it would not charge. In frustration I put a car charger, (the type you put in the cig lighter) into a jumpstart power pack after I fitted fine allocator clips to it. I than placed the alligator clips on the charge buds of the battery. The battery charge so think the radio develops a fault where it doesn't recognize that the battery needs charging so the light on the base station stays green. Radio now works fine. Show details

Stay away from Digitech

Never had any luck with Digitech. Though I’d give them another chance and spend $300 on 2 of their CB 5w radios and one of them lasted 20 minutes before the battery died completely..oh well maybe it’s flat..nope charged it for 12 hours (both in the hub and from the cable directly) and it won’t even switch still. Should’ve done more research  Show details
Keir Vaughan-Taylor
Keir Vaughan-TaylorSydney, NSW

This radio is next to useless. Never go to sea with it

I purchased this marine radio from Jaycar . The box said it had a range of 20 kilometers but when I tested it in a park the two radios lost signal in less than 100 meters with a clear view. Any trees or building or obstructions and the signal was immediately lost. I checked the power setting and it was set to 5 watts.

Jaycar were unco-operative and wouldn't return my money saying it was intended for use at sea. They did sell me a more expensive radio set in exchange but in our dialogue the manager thought of every excuse why the radios lack of performance was my fault. The shop price was $268 for a pair but their internet page shows the radio selling for $99.00 each. My fault for not researching properly Show details

Frostie3 posts

Great product

I,ve used this DC-1065 since 2015, almost everyday without a single problem.
The battery quit after 3yrs and the charger was replaced, but the unit still gets good range transmitting and receiving. I mostly use it with a head phone/mike system and have always had clear communication within its range capabilities.
I went on this site out of curiosity and am surprised at all the negative comments. Show details

Need to reset dc 1065 to default settings

I am a novice cb user. Purchased the dc1065 recently. We used it and a 1 watt unit to give directions when parking our van onsite. I played with all the functions and now will not receive but transmits on channel 40. Works ok with other channels. Anybody have a solution?

Stumped ( I still have the manual)

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A bit average

Bought the tradie 5w twin pack for event use, with different staff. The actual radios are OK

But accessories like headsets earpieces etc,which are important.for the way we work.are substandard

There are no other suppliers of earpieces/headsets of quality for these radios as they have a 3.5mm jack So you are stuck with the poor quality Jaycar ones

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Sold these units for years

Good and some bad points

I personally own this very same unit (unit was built in 2012 as spec'd on the PCB) and I have been very happy with it.. Kinda

Now, after selling these for years I have heard most of the problems with them

DON'T tighten the antenna! It will rotate eventually and break off the coal cable inside! a small screw plate hold the SMA connector in place and its not Key'd to the body so its able to rotate if it ever comes loose and snap the fragile wires inside

also, it states 5w but from experience you'd be lucky to see greater than 2.8w (mine is 2.45w)

- Trav

RF Technician

John B
John BSydney, NSW5 posts

Do not expect MIRACLES!

We have sold this unit for 5 years and had two faulty units in that time, along with VERY GOOD Customer SATISFACTION

New users of Handheld UHF Radios - (even if they have been used to uhf mobile or base station setups) do not know the charecteristics of them.

The UP TO 20KM range is possible in certain conditions - it is a bit like a mobile phone, television , AM or FM Radio - if you are too far from the transmitter it will not work as MOST MIGHT THINK THEY SHOULD!

With a UHF CB and you want to transmit 20 km get a Mobile unit then fit a $200 dollar Antenna and you might!

It is like comparing a Mini Minor to be as good as a Rolls Royce , you only get what you pay for!

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Jason5 posts
Whippy5 posts

$125.00 worth of rubbish

Very weak Rx compared to other UHF 2 and 5 watt units I have, I rate this at 2/5.

Poor Tx, the unit claims 5 watts, my watt meter registers 2.25 watt on a full battery. I rate this at 1/5.

The PTT button collapsed on the second day. Repaired it once. On the second collapse, I gave up.

The PTT is very poorly manufactured and will collapse on all units, its just the way its made.

On a positive note, this unit is easy to disassemble and repair, all smd components are well placed and

servicing is not a hard task. Overall assessment 1/5.

Andrew B
Andrew B

Absolute rubbish!!

The packaging clearly states in large print that the range is up to 20km. We were lucky to get transmission at 1km with a clear line of sight.

Do not buy these.

RossGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC6 posts

Digitech DC1065 buyer

Just purchased a Digitech DC1065 unit and so far, so good. It seems to receive OK and I've done some call checks on channel 11, all successful. I'm a novice so may be when I'm on the road, my view will change but playing with the unit for two days hasn't yielded any glaring faults. I hope the two 'terrible' ratings are not as bad for me.
Easy to understand and use
Nothing yet
IanSydney, NSW9 posts

Questions & Answers

Joe W.
Joe W.

Where can I get a Battery for a 1065, do other Batteries fit?


Bought Digitech DC 1068-1069 and can receive ok but my transmission is not clear, receiver cannot understand me. We bought it for transmitting and receiving between two caravans while we are travelling, other person has the same unit and they can’t understand me because the reception from my unit is gurgling. Unit said it should be good for 20km

phillip c.
phillip c.

I have missed my cradle for charging my DC1065 can you advise where I might be able to get another?


hah, it's taken out of production!
so jaycar does take care of it's customers

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CategoryUHF & VHF Radios
Price (RRP)$149
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