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Uniden UH078SX-NB

Uniden UH078SX-NB

3.3 from 3 reviews

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1Linrob

1Linrob

  • 6 reviews
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Good product with some problems

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Have 4 of these for marine communication. Good reception. Batteries are indeed crap. All 4 are now out of commission all requiring new batteries. A significant cost after 12 months.


Great reception, poor squelch location, poor battery

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Slazmo
Slazmo

Thanks for the battery comments - was going to make a purchase however this sealed the deal...

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Nice unit with some long term ruggedness fails (see cons). I was surprised at these as it seems super rugged and awesome out of the box. All features electronically work fantastic.
Compact, Light weight for capability, great accessories, dual charger for spare battery and unit, powerful, great looking and waterproof.
Battery casing splits over time, maybe with the heat. They swell up and crack... Expensive batteries to replace at about a quarter of the original price of the unit and accessories. Rubber side grips peel of in the heat. No big deal, but not great for protection and grip long term. My squelch knob also now turns round and round without a stop or start and fails to work.

Questions & Answers

TJ K

TJ Kasked

How much are they worth?

1 answer
1Linrob
1Linrob

Anywhere between $50 second hand to $200 new. There are some deals around on these. Mine are the older 40 channel model.


brian

brianasked

Is the uhf cb radio better than the uh76nb? Answer what's the battery life like?

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1Linrob
1Linrob

The battery life lasts about a day with average use. If you have the standby battery or a charge overnight that's not a problem. However the batteries shelf life tends to be about 2 years. They swell up and fail. at approximately anywhere between $50 to $80 per battery replacement of the radio its self needs to be an option. Disappointing given the cost of the twin unit I bought which means 4 batteries to replace. I have had other radio batteries last up to 5 years. Hope that helps.

brian
brian

Howdy - thanks / yeah that's about how much a battery would last in a radio / regarding the cycle life of charges @ someone should get about 450 battery cycles which is about 1 to 1 and half years of use on the battery - though if I am looking to spend that type of money of a radio that's if I do decide to buy a new uhf cb radio I might as well look at the new uniden unit hands held portable the new model uniden uh950s which has a better battery capacity at 2300 milliamps and it would probably charge a whole lot easier and faster / I might even decide not to buy a uhf cb radio package at all as about 10 years ago uhf cb radio was alright nowadays got clowns turning up once or twice a week and ruining it for everyone else though uhf cb radio is still alright for 4 wheel drives and bush walkers - cheers

Not Happy Camper
Not Happy Camper

Totally agree with above comments' had my radio now for about 4 years and replaced batteries 8 times. Half of them swelled up and others failed. Great radio but :) battery no good ..... Once bitten ,twice shy maybe next time will do a better buy after my experience. Uniden should fix this problem or drop the battery price dramatically otherwise its a rip off !!!


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Details

CategoryUHF Radios
Price (RRP)$499
TypeHandheld
Channels40
Watts5
Output Range15km

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