Whether you’re constantly on the road hauling large loads across Australia or you just want to communicate between vehicles on your annual road trip, a UHF radio will keep you connected.
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Not only can a quality UHF keep you informed, connected and entertained, it can also assist if you get stuck or in trouble when travelling out of sight.
Over recent years the development of UHF radio communication products has been exponential. Devices that were once the size of a car radio (and bigger) are now small enough to install into the most compact of modern vehicles while retaining and even increasing the power, performance and features.
DIN Sized UHF Radio
DIN mounted UHF radios can still be a poplar choice for vehicles with sufficient room. A DIN is a standard mounting term used for the fitment of car stereos and many japanese vehicles have sufficient room for both a single DIN stereo and DIN sized UHF in the dashboard.
Compact UHF Radio
One of the big developments with modern UHF radios is the size, with major brands bringing all of the features of the larger DIN units into a small chassis.
Mounting flexibility also increases with the introduction of microphones with LCD screens and key buttons so that you can keep focused on the road ahead. There are also a number of GME UHF‘s available that allow you to mount the control unit under a seat or out of sight with just the microphone accessible for use.
Handheld UHF Radio
Hand held UHF radios available from both Uniden and GME are also a popular choice for people when heading off road and camping, often sold in pairs a good quality handheld UHF can be used by passengers or kids when out camping to communicate back to base camp if they are out exploring.
Handheld UHF radios can also provide cost effective communication device across close range even at home. Some top end handheld units have a range of up to 12km with an impressive 5 watts of TX output power.
UHF Radio Installation
Installation and placement of your UHF radio and suitable antenna will depend on your vehicle and choice of UHF size and style (compact chaise, remote mount or DIN).
Being local your CAM specialists knows what products perform best in your area and carry an extensive range of suitable brackets and antenna to make sure your UHF performs at its best no matter how rough the track gets or how frequent you use it. Of course all CAM UHF installations are covered by our extensive Nationwide Lifetime Installation Warranty.
UHF Antenna Installation
Most UHF antenna require a ground plane, which means they should effectively be mounted on the top of a metal surface, making the centre of the vehicles roof the best spot. Unfortunately this is not possible in most applications as it would require drilling a hole in the centre of your vehicle’s roof. The most suitable locations include the roof gutter, from the front guard/bonnet or bulbar if fitted.