As growth takes off.

Uniden national communications manager, Brad Hales says UHF handhelds have long been a successful product category for Uniden. However, in the last two years they have really taken off with more retailers supporting this category, including JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.

“The target market for these products has been around skiing, hiking, restaurant staff, warehousing and security in general. But in saying that, they are also very popular in summer with strong demand from consumers travelling on cruises, whereby they want to remain connected on the ship within families or a group of people where there is limited mobile phone coverage. There is no network or license required and they run independent with unlimited talk and no airtime costs,” he told Appliance Retailer.

The Uniden UH35 series UHF two-way handheld radios, available nationally from leading retailers, are the ideal companion for keeping safe this ski season.

The compact Uniden UH35-2 series two-way handheld radio combines performance, robust design and ease-of-use for better group communication. Offered in an adventure camouflage design, the radio neatly clips onto ski active wear with ease.

The ultra-compact, shock resistant and temperature tested radios are perfect to use while skiing, snowboarding or trekking cross country. Users have access to up to 80 channels.

The radios provide superior range and more efficient battery performance when compared with standard UHF radios in the market. The UH35-2 operates up to 20 hours and can communicate across a range of over three kilometres. Depending on the location of the local repeater station and topographical conditions, the communication range can be extended further using the range extender (duplex) capability.

Other convenient features include an LCD screen, auto battery save to conserve power when in standby mode and a battery level indicator.