Shut Up! Great little unit for my needs. Exceptional customer support.
After having my micro 300 unit in the car for the last 3 years, something went a little miss. I could not get sound when the car was on. I could see the bar moving but no sound. The weird thing was that it worked in accessory mode. I tried in vein to fix myself by resetting etc but no luck. I reached out to Oricom Customer Support for help. I was contacted by an representative 'J'. Can I just say, I am more than happy with both the email support and follow up action provided by Oricom. Email conversation was prompt, friendly and factual and they were more than willing to help... even little old me... a small customer. I sent the unit in and within three weeks had one returned. Thank you Oricom. I am very impressed.
Great product, some settings hard to use
Great little UHF, works good. Only one issue! When I push the PTT button on the microphone, it emits a loud siren sound before i am able to speak thats loud in the mates cars, any way to turn this annoying noise off? Cheers
Purchased in June 2019 for $1.00.
nice little radio easy to install and super small
just helped a family member install it, has good range using a cheaper elevated feed antenna with 4.5db whip no problems breaking squelch or anything like that, so far seems to be a solid little radio and was a great price at only around $130 on ebay brand new
nice when working
radio when it works properly is a great radio but it randomly decides to not break squelch when using ctcss or dcs on receive. the only way to fix it is to turn radio of then back on but its a guess to when it does it so very annoying. and this is a home base cb setup so its not out in a hot and cold car.this was sent in to get fixed but i think all they did was power the unit up and check it but no thorough testing was done to fix even after telling them the problem. got cb back with same problem. i think these radios are a bit of hit and miss to get a good one.
Great Value for money.
This little radio represents great value. It is so compact and was easy to install.
The sensitivity was good, with a good antenna placement.
It was boxed with all the bits to install, could have done with a few cable ties.
Australian company is a definite bonus with any purchase, Beaut.
Good little unit.
Purchased in June 2019 for $219.00.
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.
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 cont...acted 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
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.
Questions & Answers
Whats a good arial for this product.?
Hi Dave, please check out our range of antennas here to suit: https://oricom.com.au/product-category/products/oricom-uhf-cb-radios/antennas/
When choosing an antenna it is important to consider the terrain in which the antenna is to be used and match the best radiating pattern for the environment.
3dBi antenna has a wide pattern, ideal for undulating terrain.
6-6.5dBi antennas are popular due to their performance over distance on flatter or slightly uneven terrain.
9dBi Higher gain antennas have a flatter and longer radiation pattern, more suited to distance on level terrain.
We hope that helps!
All the best, Oricom.
My son accidentally pressed on the PTT button before I had connected the antenna. The unit turns on but not getting any signal strength? Would a factory reset resolve this? Thanks.
Hi there, thanks for the message. We are sorry to hear of this and would like to discuss 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 troubleshoot and assist. All the best, Oricom.
Hi i had installed my uhf 300 few years ago and been using good and working fine and didnt use for almost a year when i check and turn on the other day and when i turn it off it will just come on again. And in order to turn off i need to pull out the power supply.. any ideas? Thanks
Hi Lags, thanks for the message. We are sorry to hear of your experience and for this one, we would recommend that you 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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