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Oricom PMR1280

Oricom PMR1280

4.0 from 5 reviews

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Candy

CandySydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews
  • 13 likes
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Fantastic and for a budget price.

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Date PurchasedDec 2014
Sarge18

Sarge18Hobart, TAS

  • 8 reviews
  • 22 likes

Very cheap communications.

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Sarge18
Sarge18

A year on, May 2017, and these little Oricoms are still the best. I love their simplicity and reliability. Three working days out of each battery charge is a good feature too.

Not real happy

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Bought a oricom uhf200 unit for truck last year,quite happy with this unit,however on this experience I then bought,pair of1280 units,fully charged & line of site,no better than 1km,need for emergencies (ex -ambo.,)

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Oricom
Tech SupportOricom

Hi Robbo, The units do not seem like they are operating ideally. Line od sight you should expect much further range. Can you contact our Support Team on 02 4574 8888 or 1300 889 785 to see how we can help? Best regards, Oricom UHF CB Radios

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GreyGuru

GreyGuru

  • 33 reviews
  • 48 likes

Happy with mine

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I've had mine for about 2 years and have used them on various occasions during this time, mostly for contacting other drivers. I agree with the previous reviewer. The audio is good, the battery life is excellent, and the range is more than I expected (about 10km line of sight, or 3-4km in forest (depending on terrain)). The criticism regarding the clunky menu is also true. For example, to me, changing channels is not an intuitive process. Overall a good buy at around $80 (for 2, includes charger)

Daryl

DarylCanberra

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Compact and overall pretty good units

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Questions & Answers

Darrenandlulu P.

Darrenandlulu P.asked

Hi, I have the same issue with a pair of prm1280's. Both turn off when transmit is pressed. Both fully charged. Have had them for 3 years, no problems.
EDIT: Replaced the batteries with disposables and problem solved.

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Oricom
Technical SupportOricom

Hi there, thanks for the message. Glad to hear that you sorted the problem. All the best, Oricom.

Dave m

Dave masked

Hi I have two a pmr1280 every time I go to transmit they both turn off I have replaced the battery and they still doing the same thing
Thanks Dave

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Sarge18
Sarge18

You’ve got me Dave. It’s beyond my limited knowledge of circuits to determine why both units would develop the same unusual fault. One getting a glitch like you describe, would be odd. Both getting the same glitch at the same time would suggest they’ve both been fried somehow. The only time their physically connected is at the charger.... A local power surge maybe? HV/LV contact around your neighbourhood recently? Just guessing really....

Oricom
Technical SupportOricom

Hi Dave, thanks for the message. We are sorry to hear that and would like to resolve this with you. Please give our locally based Oricom Support a call on 1300 889 785 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm AEST, as the team will be able to assist you in this. All the best, Oricom.

Dave m
Dave m

Thank you both for your help

Mel

Melasked

We just started using the oricom pmr780 but have found that the batteries only last a few hours ? They are just disposable ones ? Is this normal ? Its going to get very expensive

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Oricom
Technical SupportOricom

Hi Mel, thanks for the message. Please give our locally based Oricom Support a call on 1300 889 785 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm AEST, as the team will be able to assist you in this. All the best, Oricom.

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