A solid unit
I have owned this radio for 6 months now, and have extensive experience with may of the big name consumer brands. the radio does everything it was meant to do,it is solidly made and feels robust. I had a minor issue with a missing part and the company bent over backwards to remedy the situation.
compact size and tidy installation, solidly constructed, full featured for its size and competitve price point.
CTSS operates on all chanels or none, group scan is not intuitive to use, the additional 200 scan only chanels are fiddly to access.
Questions & Answers
How to set a group scan of one or 2 channels .. ideally i want to listen to (scan) channel 40 while in convoy while we chat on another channel
No longer own the car with the radio in it sorry......you can definitely set up a closed loop scan on it, I just dont recall the process now.
Hi there, thanks for the message. For this one, there are a few options below:
Instant channel scan; You can program the channels into instant channel scan (page 17 UG)
Instant Channel Scan
During Open Scan press and hold SC/MEM button to start Instant Scan, only the channels programmed in the instant channel buttons with 'M' set will be scanned. To stop scan press the SC/MEM button or Push PTT.
Or insert the channels into a priority scan (page 17 UG)
With Scan the Radio scans for activity, but in addition, it also inserts your Priority Channel into the scan sequence. This means that your Priority Channel will be monitored regularly while scanning to ensure that no calls are missed. Any signals received on your Priority Channel will take precedence over any signals received on the other channels.
You can also remove all channels from open scan and only include the channels you want to scan. You would need to remove all channels from the memory and only add the two you want to scan. (page 17 UG)
Push and hold the SC/MEM button for 2 seconds, "M" will appear above the selected channel. Press SC/MEM button to remove scan memory from the selected open scan mode.
If you continue to experience any difficulty with this, 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. All the best, Oricom Baby Care.
how do you save a preset channel, say 15, so that when you turn the car on, its automatically on 15 ?
Hi Trav, thanks for the message. The radio should retain the channel memory, so we suspect this could have something to do with the way the radio is wired in the vehicle. For this one, we would recommend that you give us a call on 1300 889 785 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm AEST, as the team will be able to assist in rectifying this with you. All the best, Oricom Baby Care.
The 180f that i have just purchased has a cable and kit to make the front panel remote from the radio. There are no instructions or even references to the kit in the provided literature. On the side it has a sticker that says "if this seal is broken, warranty is void" Can you please explain why the kit is included or how it is to be fitted?
The sticker you refer to is a security/ warranty sticker, if broken it voids the warranty. The remote head can be fitted in tight places and the main unit for example under the driver set. You can find a PDF manual on the internet. You should have 2 fitting kits ....one for the remote head with the cable and mike and the other for the main body.
This answer takes me no further the pdf shows nothing other than a picture, i am waiting on a response from ORICOM via the retail out let where i purchased the radio. One other point of interest, trying to register the radio on the Oricom sight, the serial number is recognised as a uhf180 model not the uhf180f as listed on the box and on the serial number sticker.
Good Morning Trev, Thanks for your message. We can email you the instructions on how to fit the remote head kit on your UHF180F, please send us your email address to email@example.com. Rest assured this will not void your warranty if you choose to add the remote head kit on this model. Please scroll down on our warranty page on our website and you will find the UHF180F. If you have any problems please give our support team a call on 1300 889 785 Oricom UHF CB.
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