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Hand Held / Portable UHF CB

Handheld UHF Radio
Handheld UHF Radio

Hand held transceivers are useful for camping, trekking, fishing and sporting events.   The antenna is built into the device and modern hand held transceivers now have numerous features. 

Such features may include a rechargeable battery packs or lithium batteries, charging cradle, 12V car charger, headset, a squelch system which is used to eliminate annoying background noise when there are no signals present, call function, voice activated operation for hand-free use, ear microphones and an LCD screen that displays modes of operation.

For caravanners, a CB radio handset for the passenger in addition to the vehicle transceiver, is useful for communication when attempting to park your van.  It is courtesy to select another channel other than 18 or 40 on which to communicate whilst doing so.

A hand held portable UHF is also useful for a passenger to instruct the driver of a 4WD in difficult off-road conditions or when walking the road ahead of a tow vehicle and transmitting to someone towing a caravan or camper trailer that road conditions or area ahead may not be suitable or permit an area large enough to turn. 

Low powered UHF CB two way radio 2 klm range in open space with no building interference

High powered UHF CB two way radio 5 klm range in open space with no building interference.

Some familiar brand names for hand held UHF radio transceivers are GME, Uniden and Icom.

The GME TX675 is one of their latest in the line of compact UHF 80 Channel Handheld radius. The TX675 has numerous features and its circuit design incorporates a super sensitive receiver with front end filtering and a powerful 2 Watt transmitter.  If you are using solely for close range communication the transmitter can be switched to 1 Watt to increase the available talk time.  The TX675 comes with a removable and flexible antenna, desktop and 12V charger adaptor and 1600mAh Li-ion battery (14 hours operation).


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