I bought a oricom uhf 300 a couple of months ago an was working like a charm. I decided to install a new antenna on it to upgtafe the range I tried turning the unit back on an just didn't turn back on still trying to figure out what's wrong with the unit. Would like to see what oricom has to say to fix this unit
I purchased two 200rx I have earthmoving gear I have always been GME I should have known better they both go to error mode read book sorted that but they're not a patch on a GME.
I would not recommend these radios no one can hear you properly changed the Ariel no different.
my oricom uhf 300 wont work properly keeps changing colors when you turn it on I have wired it to the battery was working then started doing this what can I do to fix this problem as I'm getting pissed off with it thanks for any feedback I brought this unit from repco
I purchased the kit complete with antenna and hand held etc from Repco.
I have a GME 40 channel fitted in the ute which has been there for quite some years so fitted the Oricom along side using the supplied antenna/cable etc. The receive performance was no where near as strong as the GME. Alot of clear pickups on the GME didn't even come through on the Oricom. I switched antennas thinking this the possible cause but it wasn't to be. Considering the importance of the use of these at times I thought this to be quite poor.
Would not recommend Oricom of any modle to anyone
i am an owner driver and have been driving trucks for thirty years i rely on communication between other drivers especially on mountain roads, "I made the mistake", of purchasing two Oricom UHF radios both different models for my two trucks the mic connections broke, got a tech too re solder them, but they kept braking, one blue up a month after the warranty ran out then the next one i purchased september last year Just went bung on me on the weekend. my Cobra CB is still WORKING and my Super Panther 40 channle am ssb CB are going strong 37 years on.
But every one else are using UHF these days yet these UHF ORICOM,S i would not give you the time of day for
one blowing up fine but two going bung im not getting another one again.
Speaker to quiet
This unit is ok i guess the speaker on it is super quiet even turned up to max volume. I had a gme 40ch that could transmit and recieve from the other side of town with the same areial 6db gme areial. But this one im lucky to transmit from the other side of a small suburb... probably will get another gme and bin the oricom
I don't know about other brands of Oricom uhf radios for a vehicle but, I know my UHF 089 isn't worth the money, few months ago had it checked by a leading technican here in Christchurch, only, to be told nothing in the circuit to prevent noise, when mobile, all static, maybe these radios and others better on a farm my GME Radio, far superior all the noise filtering, but, certainly not in the Oricom radio, they had not worth the price, ofcourse, made in China
Great unit great price
Installed one of these in my 4x4 ute last night. Was the UHF300pk which came with the whip aerial.
Still having a muck around with the different settings but there's nothing unexpected with this except how well it performs. I was very limited for space but this little unit fits perfectly.
The only thing I'd like to see changed is have an option to choose the default for the channel/volume knob & mic buttons. Once I have a volume set I generally don't need to change it for a trip, but will flick through channels. Having select buttons on the mic is great but if I have to press the know on the unit in to use those buttons they become redundant.
Good little unit. Crap instructions let it down.
Great unit. Nice and compact. Some colours are better than others for readability which could be a let down if you wanted somthing like red.
The instructions are about as useful as tits on a bull. as an example it says "press the pri button" there is no pri button.
Man Of Smoke
Radio had an audio problem, contacted Oricon regarding the problem, got no response
I've been in CB radio since the mid 70's. I still remember when the first Aussie UHF radio hit the market here back in '78, the Philips FM320, so I'm certainly no noob where expected radio transceiver performance is concerned. Anyway, on to this Oricon UHF300. A cute tiny little radio, good in most respects for it's size except that the audio on my unit is much too bassy, & there's also not enough treble. I looked for, but couldn't find, any adjustment on the unit that will fix the problem. It's so bad that it's almost impossible to understand what other UHF users are saying, even with a good quality external speaker connected. I lodged a complaint about the poor audio situation with Oricon (via their website, or via their FB page, I can't remember which) immediately I identified the problem, which was shortly after I purchased the radio. I got no response from them, & then, unfortunately, some essential 'real life' things got in the way got in the way of me following up my ignored complaint. As I had other proven-reliable UHF radios available to use, I just started re-using one of them instead, & wrote off my whole Oricon experience as a mistake not to be made again. :-(
Good priced unit, Great customer Service
I had been using this radio once every couple of days for about a year and a half. Very easy to use and its compact size is the reason I purchased it. It developed an issue with receiving transmission, so I contacted Oricom customer support via email. After receiving a phone call from the technical department I was asked to return the radio for a repair/replacement. It was the easiest return experience I had ever had with a company. Their team was extremely quick to help me and organise the return, and from the time of me contacting them to receiving the replacement was not longer than a couple of weeks.
I would not hesitate to purchase another Oricom radio as they support their products really well.
For the price...quite ok.
I have had a CB radio in my vehicles since the early 70's and I have found the Oricom product quite ok, it is priced at the lower end of the scale so you get what you pay for, in our situation we use it when travelling with caravan in tow...we sit on Ch 18 and have a sign on our van that says so...we turn the squelch up to the point where we will only hear anyone calling with-in a very short distance...used this way it works perfectly. When we brought or Oricom UHF we got a 40 channel model but after about 6 months it kept shutting down, I contacted Oricom and they had me return it to a Sydney address, less than a week later we received a new 80 channel model as a replacement. That was some 3 years ago now and the new one works well. Reading the comments one feels that people don't always take the time to read the operators manual, ie the very first one critiques the Oricom as he cant set the PRI channel...read the manual!!...lol
Good little radio
works well and was easy to install. The instructions to use are useless, and still can't work out how to set the priority channel. grrrr. I have tried to you tube it but no luck!
Response to ChookyGurl colour screen
Read reviews before purchasing and wasn't too fussed about always selecting screen colour when switching on, but soon discovered that this method worked: Select the colour you want (when in led mode) then press AND HOLD menu button for at least 2 seconds until you hear the confirmation beep. Colour choice is then held in memory as default.
Works for me anyway! Good Luck.
size, ease of installation, clarity, screen colour choice
wiring supplied not long enough and not sheathed
Colour screen is a joke.
Needed a new one for the car, and wasn't real keen on the larger ones. Found this little one which looked pretty good and the ability to change the colour screen was a bonus, as some colours clash, are too bright or distracting in the cab.
Installed easily, worked well. Buttons on the top of handset handy too. But the colour changing feature is a joke. It needs to be reset EVERY time the car is turned on. Ergh
And don't bother with the manual. It's all in Engrish and missing the details you need.
Colour changing a joke, engrish instruction manual.